Actor Issues ‘The Murph Challenge’ for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is known for barbecues and hanging out with friends and family, but most importantly, it’s also time to honor service members who’ve sacrificed their life.

John Krasinski is just one actor out of many who took a little time out of his busy pre-Memorial week to give a special shout out to all the service men and women in the United States and challenge his millions of followers to complete The Murph Challenge, reported Fox News.

The Murph Challenge is an extremely hard exercise circuit that honors U.S. Navy SEAL LT. Michael Murphy who designed the workout while on deployment. He was later killed in combat and received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery.

You might be familiar with Murphy from the movie, Lone Survivor. The 2013 biographical war drama film is based on the 2007 non-fiction book by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, it dramatizes the unsuccessful United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track down the Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Luttrell was the only person to survive the mission.

Krasinski and his trainer, Don Saladino, posted a message on Thursday while wearing Murph Challenge t-shirts.

“Memorial Day is coming up. Take a moment of your day Monday to say thank you to the brave men and women who laid down there (sic) lives for all of us. Wanna do a little something more? Take the #TheMurphChallenge!!” wrote Krasinski.

The workout consists of a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, and another 1-mile run. It’s not mentioned but a Murph workout is usually completed wearing a 20-pound vest to simulate how much equipment soldiers carry in war.

Krasinski tagged his two other Murph partners, fellow actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Chris Pratt, who have previously completed the challenge.

Pratt documented his workout with a video on May 16.

 

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#TheMurphChallenge is just around the corner. Me and the gang got one done yesterday. Go to themurphchallenge.com to find out what I’m talking about, get you a shirt-post a sweaty pic with your crew for a RT! Order today for guaranteed shirt delivery on time for #memorialday amd join the millions of bad asses who’ve accepted the challenge! All proceeds go to a great cause! Special thanks to @jayglazer @xcnatch @iheartmindy @kimdejesus @tyga @shawnemerriman @nateboyer37 @brock_hekking @grahambunn @robg @reallifepimp @oliverstarkk @arnoldchon @jlweddle @adelkyokushin @forgedmike @samantha_r_bonilla #jaredshaw and everyone else who made it to @unbreakableperformance to take the challenge yesterday. We’ll be doing it again on memorial day. Join us!!! Get your shirt! Participate! Also shout out to my buddies @ericchurchmusic for the use of outsiders and @patrikgiardino for shooting the video. We’ll be dropping the full video on Memorial Day. And lastly but most importantly thank you to Lt. Michael P Murphy and the millions of soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We live this life because you laid down yours, gratitude and prayers for all of you. ♥️👍🏼🙏🇺🇸

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“Thank you to Lt. Michael P Murphy and the millions of soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We live this life because you laid down yours, gratitude and prayers for all of you,” he captioned the post.

Johnson and Krasinski completed the challenge last Memorial Day.

“An honor to drop sweat and pain for #TheMurphChallenge. Thank you brother @johnkrasinski for the challenge. And most importantly, thank you to our men and women of our US military – past and present. And boundless gratitude to their families at home who endure it all as well. Great day of sweat, pain and a few miscounts in the #IronParadise,” the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” star wrote.

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