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I’ve been doing the workout MURPH every Memorial Day for the past 7 years.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

It’s a brutal workout with lots of volume that’ll punish the body.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

1 Mile Run⁣⁣⁣⁣
100 Pull Ups⁣⁣⁣⁣
200 Push Ups⁣⁣⁣⁣
300 Squats⁣⁣⁣⁣
1 Mile Run⁣⁣⁣⁣

All in a 20# weight vest.⁣⁣⁣⁣

It’s all for a great purpose…⁣⁣⁣⁣

To pay honor and respect to a fallen hero of war, Michael P Murphy.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Not only to him but to ALL of the fallen soldiers of war.⁣⁣⁣⁣

They all paid the ultimate price.

Going through an intense workout such as MURPH to experience pain for them is the least we can do.⁣⁣⁣⁣

The pain you experience in MURPH is NOTHING compared to what they had to endure.⁣⁣⁣⁣

But, it’s better than nothing and to me, it means a great deal to be able to pay homage to fallen soldiers of war somehow, someway.⁣⁣⁣⁣

To me, there are 3 BIG LESSONS a workout like MURPH can teach you about life.⁣⁣⁣⁣

#1 – Stand for Something

MURPH and others like him all stood for something greater than themselves — FREEDOM⁣⁣⁣⁣

They stood for it so much they gave their lives to uphold and protect it.⁣⁣⁣⁣

In life, you need to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Adopt and LIVE by CODES⁣⁣⁣⁣

Codes like:

-Living with INTEGRITY



-To Take and Have 110% OWNERSHIP…⁣⁣⁣

Having CODES in life will mold WHO you are and help create and guide the actions you take.


⁣⁣⁣As the story goes, MURPH fought tooth and nail until his very last breath.

He NEVER took himself out of the fight until it wasn’t his decision to make.

⁣⁣⁣⁣In life, you’re NEVER out of the fight either.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣You’re NEVER out of the fight until you actually make the decision to be or life ends.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Therefore, QUITTING should never be an option within your mind.

⁣⁣⁣⁣QUITTING is on YOU.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣To fight on is on YOU.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣NEVER let yourself out of the fight.⁣⁣⁣⁣


⁣⁣⁣⁣#3 – Stay On The Grind And Chip Away⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣The VOLUME the workout MUPRH has can be intimidating.⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣To finish, you must stay on the grind and keep “chipping away” at the reps.⁣⁣⁣⁣

What always helps me push through a grinding workout such as this is to take it 1 rep or 1 step at a time.

Focus in on small wins via small sets.

You just keep grinding until the workout’s done.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Same can be said about life.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Take it one day at a time.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣One second at a time.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Keep chipping away.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Keep grinding.⁣⁣⁣⁣