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Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 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 United States Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal (which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor) and the Purple Heart.

His favorite work out was "Body Armor". The workout consists of a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and a final one mile run. The pull-ups, push-ups, and air squats can be partitioned and scaled as needed. The whole workout is completed with a 20 lb vest. In his honor, the workout has now been named MURPH.

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Do it any way you like

A traditional Murph consists of:

  • wearing a 20 lb. weighted vest

  • a mile run,

  • 100 pull-ups,

  • 200 push-ups,

  • 300 air squats, and

  • finish with another mile.

HOWEVER, participants can alter the workout ANY WAY THEY WANT. They can:

  • Skip the vest

  • Partition the reps

  • Split the work with a partner

  • Do ring rows instead of pull-ups

  • Do push-ups from knees

  • Or any combination above

There will be no referees or judges. Just a running clock.

The purpose of the event is to get together, have fun, and raise funds for a great cause

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