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CrossFit in the New York Times

CrossFitters Taking Part in Memorial Day Murph Last Month

CrossFitters Taking Part in Memorial Day Murph Last Month

Another CrossFit story appeared in the New York Times this week.

The article, titled, ‘A Military Regimen: Bring the Pain’ was written by Jed Lipinski and talks abut his first time training in a CrossFit box.

Unfortunately for Jed, the WOD that day was probably one of the toughest workouts on the CrossFit list: Murph!

Here’ how he describes it:

“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.

To make things interesting, a few men – one of whom confessed to being slightly hung over – did the entire workout in 20-pound weighted vests. Others performed modified versions: reducing the number of pull-ups, for example, or doing the push-ups on their knees.

Everyone, however, appeared to be suffering.”

In an nutshell, the story describes the CrossFit culture in New York City, including the diverse people who take part int he sport, and the unique dedication each of them has for it.

It also gives a bit of history about of the biggest boxes in the world, CrossFit NYC, and talks about its exponential growth over the past five years.

To check out the article in full, click here.

– John

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