Course 34: Outdoor workout 1
- Course Description (What the course is about)
The Murph workout, also known simply as “Murph,” is a grueling and challenging fitness routine that has become a popular workout within the CrossFit community and beyond. It is named after Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who lost his life in combat in Afghanistan. The workout was created in his honor to pay tribute to his courage, sacrifice, and dedication.
- Course Outcomes (What you’ll learn)
The Murph workout offers a range of physical, mental, and symbolic benefits that is why it is my favourite outdoor workout.
Here are some of the key benefits of doing the Murph workout:
- Total Body Conditioning: The combination of running, pull-ups, push-ups, and squats engages a wide variety of muscles, promoting overall strength and conditioning.
- Cardiovascular Endurance: The two one-mile runs sandwiching the bodyweight exercises provide an excellent cardiovascular workout, enhancing your endurance and aerobic capacity.
- Mental Toughness: The Murph workout is mentally demanding, requiring focus, determination, and mental fortitude to push through the challenging exercises and complete the routine.
- Functional Strength: The workout’s bodyweight exercises mimic real-world movements, contributing to functional strength that can benefit everyday activities.
- Community: The Murph workout is a staple in the CrossFit community, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared experience among participants.
- Honor and Tribute: Completing the Murph workout pays tribute to Lt. Michael P. Murphy and honors the sacrifice of all service members who have given their lives in the line of duty.
- Goal Setting: The Murph workout provides a goal-oriented challenge that allows you to set and work toward achieving specific fitness milestones.
- Mental Resilience: Pushing through the workout’s physically demanding components builds mental resilience, helping you overcome obstacles both in and out of the gym.
- Time Efficiency: The workout is relatively short, typically taking 30 minutes to an hour, making it an efficient way to get a full-body workout.
- Adaptability: The Murph workout can be scaled and modified to suit various fitness levels and capabilities, allowing everyone to participate and challenge themselves.
- Sense of Achievement: Completing the Murph workout, regardless of time or scaling, instills a sense of accomplishment and pride in what you’ve achieved.
- Symbolism and Remembrance: By participating in the Murph workout, you join a larger community in remembering and honoring the sacrifices of those who have served and continue to serve.
- Course Duration
Please allow 60 mins for this workout on each level