Pre-Blast – Anvil is doing the Murph

Pre-Blast – Anvil is doing the Murph

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 also the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards included the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Murphy was killed June 28, 2005 after exposing himself to enemy fire and knowingly leaving his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters. He provided his unit’s location and requested immediate support for his element and then returned to his position to continue fighting until he died from his wounds.[1]

On July 4, 2005 Murphy’s remains were found by a group of American soldiers during a combat search and rescue operation and returned to the United States. Nine days later, on July 13, Murphy was buried at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York, Section 67, Grave No. 3710,[12] near his home town of Patchogue, New York.

John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”

Most of us have read all of this before, but I think its always a good reminder to read and understand what a hero is. One willing to sacrafice it all for his brothers.

Tomorrow we honor “The Murph” by doing the Murph at Anvil. There will be no COP or warm up, so come stretched and ready to get after it. At 5:30 – its go time.

For those that haven’t done it before, here it is:

Run 1 mile
100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats (broken into 10 sets of 10, 20, 30)
Run 1 mile.

Aye – see you brothers in the gloom.

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9 years ago

Thanks for sharing the story, Champagne. Anyone know why this workout is named “The Murph?” Simply a tribute? Something he did/advocated?

Reply to  Hannibal
9 years ago

I think the movie “Lone Survivor” is out now, which depicts the story of he and his team. In the movie, you see them doing this workout. Worth checking it out if you haven’t.

Reply to  Kirk
9 years ago

Aye! I suspected that might be the case. I haven’t seen the movie, but I did read the book.

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