Memorial Day is Upon Us.. Which Means It's Time for Murph!
Every Memorial Day, CrossFit and fitness enthusiasts around the United States honor the memory of Michael Murphy by doing a workout in his honor.
Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005, was only 29 years old at the time of his death. A recipient of the Medal of Honor, he was the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.
Daniel Murphy, or “Murph”, was a fitness enthusiast. While deployed overseas he would do CrossFit style workouts that would implement
Every Memorial Day, Straight Blast Gym (along with CrossFit gyms all over the United States) host “Murph”, a workout dedicated to Michael Murphy. The workout consists of the following:
1 mile run…100 pull-ups…200 push-ups…300 air squats…1 mile run
Murph is designed for all different kinds of athletes, for those who do CrossFit, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Fitness Bootcamps, and more. It is a fantastic way to pay tribute to a man who cared about his
While athletes who regularly do CrossFit and Fitness Performance may choose to do the workout as prescribed (or even with a weight vest), there is also an option to do the workout scaled, with less running and
Non-members of Straight Blast Gym Buford are welcome to join us for the event! Whether you have CrossFit experience or not, you will be able to participate in this workout. Because there is no weightlifting required, and every exercise can be scaled, people new to fitness and CrossFit are welcome to participate.