Why the Workout?
Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving the United States Armed Forces. CrossFiters have a tradition of commemorating our Nations heroes by completing the “Murph” workout on Memorial Day.
A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need of help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open ground, to use his satellite phone, exposing himself to enemy fire. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call. They continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three teammates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severely injured himself, managed to escape and was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book and movie titled “The Lone Survivor”.
For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously rewarded the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal for service in Afghanistan, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.
300 Air Squats
If you have a 20# vest or body armor, wear it.
Don't worry there will be a scaled option :-), but either way we've gotta push it!
1/2 mile Run
1/2 mile Run
Welcome to CFEX
CrossFit EX is located in the in the heart of Smyrna, Georgia just north of the intersection of Church Rd and South Cobb Dr. We welcome all levels of fitness and our classes are scalable to your abilities. We go hard in the workouts and have fun at the same time. If you're looking to get in shape, stay in shape, increase your level of fitness, or make the CrossFit Games sign up and join our community!