Skip to comments.A Military Regimen: Bring the Pain
Posted on 06/04/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater
ON Monday, inside a warehouse turned gymnasium on an empty street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, a group of well-educated, accomplished New Yorkers chose to start their holiday with one of the most punishing workouts on earth.
That workout, bluntly known as Murph, is as simple to explain as it was difficult to complete: a one-mile run followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats, followed by another mile all for time. No picnic, and yet by 10:30 a.m., the gym was swarming with social workers and food bloggers, as well as F.B.I. agents and former Marines, who grunted and sweated on the rubberized floor mats as a life-size statue of Yoda presided from a platform nearby.
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Do, or do not. There is no try.
strong the force is in this young padiwan!
Its a start.
lol...like everything else in CrossFit--it's not the individual exercises/reps that get you, it's the whole workout that does it.
We did "Angie" not too long ago at my box (100 Pull-ups; 100 Push-ups; 100 Sit-ups; 100 Squats), and aside from the pull-ups (which I suck at), each of those exercises individually isn't that bad. Taken together, though...holy crap, was I smoked by the end of it.
I took a few days off last week so I missed doing "Murph" but that didn't exactly break my heart.