The infamous fierce workout known as Murph was named after Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy who died at the age of 29 in Afghanistan. The Lieutenant received the Congressional Medal of Honor after being shot to death in battle. Murphy was best known for his bravery in war and the workout named after him which originated as “Body Armour” and changed to “Murph” following his death. Now, Murph is done internationally at several CrossFit boxes to fundraise for military charities and to spread awareness for his actions. Murph has become one of the most iconic and well-known workouts in all of CrossFit for its high calibre of intensity.
Murph is an extreme, full-body workout that consists of a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, another 1-mile run and traditionally all done with a 20lbs vest. Murph is one of the hardest workouts in CrossFit which is part of its reason for fame. Murph is done each year on memorial day to honour the works of Michael Murphy and the rest of the soldiers who fought in Afghanistan.
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Check out this video on how to complete the movements for MURPH!