You can still participate in the Murph Challenge: Here’s how
By Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 20, 2020
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
The Murph Challenge began with U.S. Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, the officer in charge of a SEAL team in Operation Red Wings.
Originally the workout was called Body Armor by Murphy. However, the workout was renamed The Murph Challenge in his honor.
Murphy was involved in an intense firefight while on a reconnaissance mission and knew his team would be killed if he did not act. In an attempt to get a better signal to contact headquarters, he stepped into the open despite enemy fire. He died fighting.
In August 2005 CrossFit posted the Murph Challenge, a Hero Workout of the Day, and it is completed by CrossFitters and Navy SEALS alike annually on Memorial Day. Since then the workout has expanded. Every branch participates in Murphy’s honor.
This year instead of lounging by the pool, drinking beer, and having a BBQ, challenge yourself and participate in The Murph Challenge. Push yourself in his honor.
This year in light of COVID-19, Goodfellow will be participating in the challenge virtually. Starting May 23rd and ending on the 25th, submit your time and photo by 8:00 pm on May 25 on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #goodfellowmurph.
The challenge consists of:
300 Air Squats
All of these exercises must be completed in a 20 pound vest or body armor. If you don’t have body armor a weighted bag works too.
For more information about the virtual challenge on Goodfellow visit www.GOGOODFELLOW.com