Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and we will be at the gym from 6-noon. Murph heats will go off about every half hour, and we will have burgers and brats at 11. We definitely want everyone to have fun and get a great workout. However, don’t forget the true purpose of Memorial Day. It is a day to remember and honor those who died while serving our nation’s armed forces.
It has become tradition to perform the workout Murph.
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”. 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.
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.
Though we perform Murph, we also recognize the other Hero WODs and the thousands of soldiers who do not have a workout named for them. Thank you to you all.
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That’s right, kids – Murph is just one week away!! On Monday, May 29th, we will run heats from 6 am until noon, followed by a BBQ/Party. And you DON’T want to miss the party, because:
Ain’t no party like a 314 party, cause a 314 party includes 2 miles of running, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats!
We hope to see you there!
It’s that time of year! Memorial Day is just a couple of weeks away, which means… Murph!! On May 29th, we will participate in Murph to honor those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. We’ll have Chris Cakes there catering burgers and brats!! Feel free to bring a side to share. Please RSVP so we bring enough food!
Welcome to Max Out Week!! This week, we will test our Back Squat, Clean, Bench Press, OHS, pullup, pushup, ring dip, T2B, Deadlift, Front Squat, Snatch, and Clean and Jerk! Even if you don’t typically keep track of your lifts, this would be a good time to jot some numbers down. Many folks use SugarWOD, but a good ol’ notebook works just as well.
Hopefully, your training, sleep, and nutrition are all on point (on fleek? off the chain?), and you get a bunch of PRs. One question you may have is, “How do I work up to a 1RM?”
That’s an excellent question, with a tricky answer. Everyone is a little different, and there is no exact science behind how to work up to a max load. If you are an experienced athlete, you should know whether you do better with more or fewer warm up sets. If you are newer, I would error on the side of more warm up sets.
Go forth and hit some PRs!!!