When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone? When was the last time you pushed your physical limits beyond what you thought you were capable of? When was the last time you have felt fully alive?
In this day and age it’s easy for us to get soft. We have 200 channels on the TV to choose from. We have fast food restaurants on every corner. We have phones that keep us connected to the world 24/7.
I don’t know about you, but I am about over it.
As part of my fitness ministry I challenge men and women to get out of their comfort zone. To push beyond what they think they are capable of. To choose a goal that both scares the living daylights out of them and excites them at the same time.
As part of my spiritual warrior training I have learned to embrace physical and mental suffering as part of a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth that makes me feel fully alive.
I believe when we don’t challenge ourselves physically we get lost in quiet desperation and complacency. We need to rise up, take on physical challenges for the greater purpose of bettering ourselves so we can make a bigger impact with humanity.
So are you ready to reclaim your inner warrior? Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and put yourself in a position of being uncomfortable and risking “failure”?
I have just the challenge for you. It’s called the Murph Challenge in honor of LT Michael P Murphy who was a United States Navy SEAL officer who lost his life in the War in Afghanistan. If you haven’t seen the movie the Lone Survivor, I highly recommend you watch it as soon as you can. If you aren’t inspired after watching that movie you better do a pulse check.
The Murph Challenge 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, LT Michael P Murphy, who gave everything he had.
The Murph Challenge consists of:
· 1 mile run
· 100 pull-ups
· 200 push-ups
· 300 squats
· 1 mile run
In a 20 pound vest or Body Armor
You will be challenged to push your limits physically, mentally and spiritually. What a better way to reclaim your inner warrior and get out of your comfort zone.
Let’s rise up and honor this fallen soldier and everyone who has sacrificed their life for our freedom. This is the least we can do.
Start training today. I don’t care if you can’t do one pull-up right now. It’s all about the spirit of competition and bettering ourselves. It’s amazing what we can do in two months when we are committed.
If you live in Fort Collins, Colorado we will be an official host site at The Body. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sign up. The official Murph Challenge will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.
If you live outside of the Northern Colorado area, I want to encourage you to find another gym in your area or just do it on your own.
Let’s bust through the status quo and train ourselves like the warriors we are. Say good-bye to being soft and complacent. Let’s better ourselves for the betterment of humanity.
My mission is to build a social movement of men who are reclaiming their inner warrior through fitness challenges and physical adventure for the betterment of humanity.
Troy Ismir, MS