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Murph for 5/30/2016


As is our tradition here at Industrial Athletics, today’s WOD is Murph. CrossFit names some of its WODs after fallen service members.  Murph is probably the most famous.  We will be hosting the local military and first responders this morning for an 8:30am start.  All Industrial Athletics members and friend are invited to our 9:30am start.  We will start our potluck cookout around 10:15/10:30am.  That way the first wave can start rehydrating and refueling while cheering our those pushing through this beast of a workout.  After everyone is done, we can come together for one big community cookout.  If you are bringing food to the potluck, be sure to bring enough to share.

We at Industrial Athletics have been preparing for this WOD for 2 months.  Today is the chance to let it all out.  We will be providing scaling for all who attend.


LT. Michael Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL and an officer in charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of an Operation tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after being deployed in the objective area, the SEAL team came upon a group of goat herders who were first detained, but then released. It is believed that the goat herders reported the SEAL’s position to Taliban fighters.

A fierce gun battle followed with the SEAL team being grossly outnumbered and trying to defend themselves on a steep mountain face. Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy moved out of cover and into an open area in order to transmit a call to get help for his men. He did this despite knowing that doing so would result in his death.

In remembrance of Murphy, CrossFit renamed his grueling workout “Murph.” Murphy called it “Body of Armor” and did the workout while wearing a 25-pound flack jacket. When doing a hero workout, keep in mind that it is one of remembrance. Spend a moment remembering Murphy’s sacrifice, then charge ahead to the finish line.


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