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HOT TOPIC: Memorial Day "Murph"

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WHO

BCF CrossFit Members


WHAT

“Murph” CrossFit Hero WOD


WHERE

The Farm


WHEN

Monday May 27 @ 9-11am - Athlete briefing 8:30am


WHY

Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy (7 May 1976 – 28 June 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War [1]. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal (which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor) and the Purple Heart.

After college he accepted a commission in the United States Navy and became a United States Navy SEAL in July 2002. After participating in several War on Terrorism missions, he was killed on 28 June 2005, after his team was compromised and surrounded by Taliban forces near Asadabad, Afghanistan.

The U.S. Navy ship USS Michael Murphy, and several civilian and military buildings have been named in his honor.
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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.
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HOW

This year will be our first Murph at The Farm. We’ll be running heats every 30 minutes - please sign up for a heat as soon as you arrive and plan on arriving thirty minutes early. We’ll be running on the road, please run against the traffic. You can divvy the push-ups, pull-ups and squats however you wish. Strategies will be provided for you to pick your poison of choice. 

Concerned Murph could be too much for you? In true CrossFit style, this WOD is scalable to any athlete’s current fitness needs. If you are concerned speak with a coach about these options.



Afterwards stick around for a post-Murph BBQ! Please bring your own meat and beverage, and a side dish to share. A grill will be available for grilling. Feel free to invite the fam and bring games!