Saturday, our workout is Murph. This workout was created to honor Lt. Michael Murphy, and most CrossFit gyms tackle it on Memorial Day – we’re going a week early since some of our trainers will be out of town at Regionals.

If you’ve never done it, you probably feel pretty intimidated by this workout. Let me reassure you that this workout is doable. Over the last 10 years, I’ve seen Murph completed by athletes of all ages and fitness levels. Like all workouts, we can scale Murph as appropriate.

If you have done this before, you know that it’s doable. You have a PR and you’re ready to beat it. And that’s great – you should definitely push for the best time possible. However, the purpose of this workout is to honor those who have died while serving in the US Military. From Box Life Magazine:

CrossFit affiliates around the world, regardless of ethnicity or nation, honor their courage by pushing themselves to the limit in these (intentionally) brutal workouts. 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.

So, come ready to push yourself to the limit in honor of all of our fallen soldiers. And join us for brunch at Billy G’s after to celebrate the freedom that they have earned for us.

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