“In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as"Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty-pound vest or body armor, wear it.”
Originally, Lt. Michael Murphy would perform this workout in his body armor, which is where the original name came from, and the workout was performed straight through. But, when programming on the CFHQ website, “partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed” is the specific standard mentioned. The twenty-pound vest is to replace the original body armor LT. Michael Murphy used during this workout.