“The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor a man who gave everything he had.”
For many years, The Power House has proudly done the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day. The Murph Challenge honors LT. Michael P. Murphy who heroically died in the line of service in Afghanistan in 2005. LT. Murphy sacrificed himself for his unit and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor after his death in 2007. The Murph Challenge is not another CrossFit workout or challenging exercise. It is done to honor those who have died protecting our freedom and country. This particular workout was one that Michael Murphy would repeatedly do while on his tour of duty, so it only makes sense that it would continue to live on once a year in his honor. The Murph Challenge pushes athletes to show courage and sacrifice in their own ways. The workout includes a mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and another mile run while many choose to also wear a 20 pound vest. This challenge is supposed to be difficult in order to keep a reminder of how much every soldier has done for us. We were extremely fortunate to have over 35 participants at The Power House on Memorial Day to do the Murph Challenge. We applaud all of our athletes for completing this workout challenge.