REMEMBER NO CLASSES TODAY JUST OPEN GYM STYLE FOR MURPH FROM 9-12. SHOW UP ANYTIME BETWEEN THERE AND WE WILL GET YOU STARTED. THEN FOOD AT 12. ALSO WE WILL BE CLOSING FOR MEMORIAL DAY ON MONDAY. BACK TO NORMAL SCHEDUAL ON TUESDAY.
This weekend, thousands of athletes will be hitting “Murph” in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy and in observance of Memorial Day (U.S. Holiday).
This workout was Lt. Murphy’s favorite. He called it “Body Armor” because he always did it wearing his vest. In fact, here are the details according to the CrossFit HQ website:
“In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.
Remember: getting “RX” or hitting a huge “PR” isn’t the focus of this workout. It’s all about giving EVERYTHING and putting forth your best effort regardless of your ability level or scaling.