What’s a MURPH?
Two weeks from today on Memorial Day, May 28 CrossFit High Voltage will host it’s Annual Murph event. So what’s a Murph, anyway??
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”. “Murph” is 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.
This HERO workout is a symbolic gesture of respect for all the fallen soldiers and service men and women who defend our freedom.
CrossFit affiliates around the world, regardless of ethnicity or nation, honor their courage by pushing themselves to the limit in this workout.
It is a way to remember these men and women—to ensure that they are never forgotten. Every Memorial Day weekend, we remember Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy.
Remember that our event at CFHV is our biggest community event of the year. It’s a chance for each of you, along with your friends & family (yes, they’re invited too!) to join together and share a special day that is bigger than any of us as individuals, and bigger than our gym.
If you’re interested in more information and would like to get the FULL scoop on Michael Murphy and WHY we do this workout, I highly recommend you read this article: http://boxlifemagazine.com/murph-why-we-do-it/
A Family Affair:
One of my favorite parts of Murph is that it includes EVERYBODY.
Who is everybody? Not just you, but also your friends and family! They’re all welcome to join in on the fun and participate too.
Split up a full Murph, split a half Murph, share the movements, share the work, alternate rounds…really the combinations are endless.
We even have kids getting in on the fun every year!
Have kids that are too young to participate? No problem, because…
Murph has daycare! Two shifts available:
After all the fun is over, it will still be early enough in the day that you can split to attend other activities you may have planned. Or you can hang out and back in the glory of friendship & community!
Training Cycle Closing:
This training cycle is coming to the end of it’s 8 weeks. That means you’ll see some testing this week and next week. Both max lifts and WODs will be encountered.
Give them your best! You’ve been consistent and trained hard for 8 weeks to get to this point. Show yourself how far you’ve come!