Coach’s Corner: Meg Murphy

Nov 27th, 2018

Category: CrossFit

Coach’s Corner: Meg Murphy

Laurence – T2B on Point

Coach’s Corner!
Let’s get to know our coaches!! Each month we’re featuring one of our awesome leaders! Next Up……Coach Meg Murphy!!!!! Meg has been a long time member of The CFS community. She recently went through our intern program and her knowledge and passion for Crossfit shined through. We are happy to have her here on staff! Read on for more about Meg!
Years as a crossfitter and coach: Crossfitter = 6 Coach = 4
Your favorite part of being a crossfit coach? My favorite part about being a coach is that I get to help members have a better day than when they came in. If you had bad week, work was brutal, I hopefully can help improve your day. I also like getting everyone to their goal and making you have the best class ever!
Your Favorite WOD and Movement? Favorite WODs are definitely any of the Hero WODs……I know I might be crazy
Movements: I like snatches, handstand push ups and pulls ups (all kinds haha)
Tell is more about your athletic background: I’ve played soccer, rugby and hockey. Rugby has been my mainstay, I’ve been playing competitively on and off for the past 12 years.

Any piece of advice for Newbies and/or Veteran athletes? PATIENCE! The idea is to arrive at your goal in one piece. Some times your goal is to nail a movement or a weight on a lift but it might take some time to reach. For me Crossfit is all about longevity I want to keep at it. I’ve had some personal ups and downs due to surgeries etc, and it can be tough to keep going….stay motivated. But don’t give up……..if you have to scale, then scale but keep showing up….it’ll come together.
Fun Fact most people don’t know about you? I can actually sing, like for real. I’ve sang in choirs and was a back up singer for a Jerry Garcia Tribute band. But I do not like karaoke because I get absolutely petrified to sing in front of the crowds. Its weird I know.
What do you enjoy about the CFS Community? Where to start! I love that its this great mixture of friendship and competition.
We all show up to class, get our butts kicked and then we start the social WOD right after the class. Rarely do I see anyone running right out of the gym after class. Also our community is full of amazing people!.
Favorite Southie Social Event?: Back in the day it was the Scavenger Hunt that was fun! But really any social event is great in my book…..

Warm-up
In 90 Seconds
Run 100m
AMRAP Jump Rope
Rest :30 Seconds
In 90 Seconds
Run 100m
AMRAP Russian Kettlebell Swings
Rest :30 Seconds
In 90 Seconds
Run 100m
AMRAP Goblet Squats

Midline Madness
2 Rounds
:30 work/:15 rest
1. Russian Twists w/ Kettlebell
2. Leg Lifts Up & Over Kettlebell
3. Plank w/ Kettlebell Drag
4. Hollow Rocks (Weighted with Kettlebell Overhead if able)

WOD
800m
Then
80 Thrusters (45,35)
80 Double Unders
80 Kettlebell Swings (1.5,1)
800m Run

-Each time you break your set complete 7 Burpees.

Level 2- (35,25)(1, 0.75) 40 Double Unders
Level 1- (25,15) 5/3 Push Ups; (0.75, 0.5) 120 singles

Running Sub
1000m Row, 800mSki or
1.5m Bike

*The thrusters should be with an empty barbell. Scale to a weight that you can do at least 20 unbroken. Absolutely no dropping the empty barbells!

Coaches Note – Lot of mental toughness here. Take a breath each time before you start your set and stay efficient and hold onto for as long as you can.

Extra Work
100′ HSW
42 Wall Ball
100’HSW
30 Wall Ball
100’HSW
18 Wall Ball
100’HSW

DISCUSSION 6 Comments

  1. Ryan Gould 11/28/2018 at 2:51 am

    WOD: 26:11 Rx (slower than last year)

    Thrusters- 41/19/20
    DUBS-tripped on 6 :/
    KB: 20-20-20-20

    I blame last night

  2. Jason Barrow 11/28/2018 at 1:30 am

    WOD:
    12/11/17: 16:44 Rx
    11/27/18: 17:04 Rx

    This is one of my fave wods of all-time, it was an awesome surprise seeing it pop up on the blog again. But freakin’ PISSED that I was slower than last year. Broke once during the wod, 50-30 on the swings, same as last year, everything was just slower with more prancing around between movements. Not gonna let that happen again.

  3. Trevor 11/28/2018 at 1:07 am

    Pre Class
    DB Bench 6×5 @70s

    WOD: 23:24 Rx
    No motivation on this one- not a fan of the format.

  4. Ben 11/27/2018 at 7:32 pm

    Midline ✅
    WOD: 19:03 Rx – 40/25/15 on thruster and kb, unbroken dubs
    Extra: 18:06 w/ 50’ hs walks

  5. Sean Flannery 11/27/2018 at 4:49 pm

    WOD: 17:11 Rx w/ski
    Broke kb 30, 25, 25
    Thrusters-30, 25, 25
    Extra: 12:41 w/50″ hsw

  6. Crowley 11/27/2018 at 1:55 pm

    19:33 rx – broke thrusters 55/25 and kb swings 30/30/20, dubs unbroken