Friday, November 3rd, 2017: Josh Bridges Does “Murph” On the Great Wall of China

November 2, 2017

Warm-up
10 burpees
10 lateral bar hops
10 figure 8’s
10 around the worlds
10 air squats

STRENGTH-
Bench Press
4×6 @70-75%

WOD
“Kelen Helly”

For Time: 20min cap
1 Round of “Kelly”
2 Rounds of “Helen”
1 Round of “Kelly”


1 Round of Kelly:

400m Run
30 Wall Balls (20/14) 
30 Box Jumps (24/20)

1 Round of Helen: 
400m Run
21 Kettlebell Swings (53/35) 
12 Pull-ups

Blog:

Josh Bridges Does “Murph” On the Great Wall of China
By Nick English – October 25, 2017
If there’s one thing CrossFit® athletes do when they’re overseas, it’s work out on or near famous monuments.

Longtime Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Josh Bridges is enjoying a vacation in China, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking time off from fitness. Take a look at the clip below of Bridges mid-Murph on the Great Wall of China somewhere outside of Beijing.

A POST SHARED BY JOSH BRIDGES (@BRIDGESJ3) ON OCT 21, 2017 AT 6:32PM PDT
Murph, for those not in the know, is one of CrossFit’s most grueling workouts: a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and another 1-mile run. It’s often performed in a weighted vest.

[Do you have trouble staying fit when you travel? Here’s how some CrossFit athletes work out in hotel gyms!]

It would be pretty hilarious if Bridges went to the trouble of bringing a weighted vest to China, though we’re pretty sure he picked up at Beijing’s CrossFit Slash, a gym that seems to have a habit of performing Murph on the Great Wall.

A POST SHARED BY CROSSFIT SLASH (@CROSSFITSLASH) ON SEP 20, 2017 AT 5:46AM PDT
Our initial reactions to this video were number one: where did he find a place to do pull-ups? And number two: where did he find a runnable stretch of the Great Wall that wasn’t clogged with tourists?

[Bridges recently made headlines pushing a 1,000-pound sled — check it out here!]

Bridges, who placed second in the 2011 CrossFit Games, also hit up another favorite tourist spot in China: the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. A two hour flight west of Beijing, these the soldiers are over two thousand years old but were only just discovered in 1974 when a group of local farmers were digging a well.

A POST SHARED BY JOSH BRIDGES (@BRIDGESJ3) ON OCT 23, 2017 AT 12:12AM PDT
The trip started us thinking about the most unusual Murphs we’ve ever seen. We decided it was a toss-up between this 59-year-old who performed the workout for twenty-four hours straight…

 

… the pack of CrossFitters who did Murph right after skydiving out of a plane…

A POST SHARED BY CROSSFIT (@CROSSFIT) ON JUN 2, 2016 AT 10:54AM PDT
… or the astronaut we interviewed who did Murph on specialized resistance devices in space. (This is a video showing how he completed Angie, a workout that also involves pull-ups, push-ups, and squats)

 

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