Chris Pratt and John Krasinski are no strangers to keeping in shape. Being in the movie business usually means staying in shape. However, based on videos released on Instagram from the pair, it looks like a special Memorial Day workout to honor fallen military members might have kicked their butts.
The workout that has the pair of in shape A-list celebs sweating profusely is called The Murph. It is so named after deceased Navy SEAL Michael Murphy. From the challenge’s website:
The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, presented by Forged®. It is also one of the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. YOUR support is what drives our success!
Over the last three years, Forged® has raised nearly $800,000 for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation through The Murph Challenge campaign. With such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation was able to add four additional scholarships in 2016, now providing the opportunity to award 22 or more scholarships each year!
This unique Memorial Day tradition will take place again throughout the United States on 05.29.17. We invite YOU to join countless others Americans, and register for The Murph Challenge 2017 today by clicking the button below!
Once you register, you will not only be pledging to participate in the Crossfit Hero WOD ‘MURPH’ (originally named ‘Body Armor’), you will also be joining a unique group of Americans who pay tribute to LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), and contributing to a prestigious organization founded by the Murphy family.
Beginning on Memorial Day, each registrant will be asked to return to TheMurphChallenge.com and submit their ‘MURPH’ time to compare their achievement with other participants throughout the US. All times submitted will be displayed on a National leaderboard found at TheMurphChallenge.com. From that board, the top 5 Men and top 5 Women will be recognized for their efforts.
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.
OK, so what exactly is The Murph workout you might be asking at this point? Well, you do it for time, meaning as quickly as you possibly can, and it consists of running a mile (no big deal right?), following by (once again, as fast as you can) 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air-squats, and then you finish the whole thing up with another 1 mile run which we are assuming is slightly harder than the first one.
And here is the video Pratt and Krasinski posted to their social media accounts: