Community honors the fallen with ‘The Murph Workout’

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Members of the Arnold Marlins Football Team and the Panama City Beach Fire Department honored a fallen soldier by working out on the morning of Memorial Day.

The workout, The Murph, is named after Lt. Michael Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan while trying to save some of his fellow seal members.

The workout consists of a one mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and then another one mile run. When Murphy did the workout, he wore a 20 pound vest or 20 lbs or of body armor. The extra weight is optional for those wanting to complete the workout.

Dr. Frank Merritt, a Bay Medical Center Doctor, said, “this is a great way to put into something bigger than themselves. Today, they get a workout in, but it is really about something bigger then themselves.”

Merritt added, “It’s not about football. It’s about honoring our military and our veterans.”

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