On May 23, 2015 we will be hosting a donation-based workout at Travis County Strength to raise money for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship foundation. There is a suggested donation of $30 but that is merely a suggestion. Please feel free to be as generous as you like. Please make any checks out to Travis County Strength.

The workout is as follows:

Run 1 mile
100 Pullups
200 Pushups
300 Air Squats
Run 1 mile

**Reps may be partitioned any way**

Registration is open for both the 8 and 9 o’clock heats. Follow the link at the end of the post and snag your spot. If you would rather just donate money and skip the pull-ups, push-ups, squats and runs that is fine too.

Whatever you have planned for that weekend remember to take sometime to honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 

Heat 1 @ 8am

Heat 2 @ 9 am

June: Bringing in the NEW

First off, before we get to June, let's take about how May ended with a BOOM!

Our donation-based "Murph" workout was a great finish to Travis County Strength's 6th month of operation.  We had approximately 40 athletes take on the daunting workout, and while everyone successfully completed it, the most impressive act was one of generosity and selflessness. 

In a matter of a couple hours, the TCS raised approximately $1200 that will go entirely to The Lone Survivor Foundation.  I say approximately because members of our community continue to bring in money to support our fundraising efforts!

I could not be more proud to be part of a this community....this family.  This is what it's all about!  Gotta love it! 

Thank you all!


Now we can move on to June....

First, you may have noticed that we've mounted yet another whiteboard in the gym.  Don't worry....this doesn't mean more workouts.  We will be using the new board to keep everyone up to date with the goings on at TCS.  We've mounted this new board above the water fountain (strategic???) so please be sure to check it out occasionally.

As you can see, there is a lot going on...


  • Strictly Strength - Tuesday/Thursday @ 4pm w/ Coach Nick Mounce
  • Strongman Class - Sundays @ 10am w/ Coach Nick Mounce
    • This class is capped at 6 and comes with an additional price of $100($25/class)
  • FREE TCS Community Workout - June 21st @ 8:30am
  • FREE Kettelbell Community Workout - June 28th @ 10am w/ Coach Randal Setzler


  • Class Drop-In rates will be increasing from $20/session to $25/session starting 6/1.  If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to contact me directly at [travis@traviscountystrength.com].
  • NEW TCS t-shirts/tank tops and LIFT tanks are now in and available for $25. 

"Murph" Signup +

Before we get to the details of May 31st and the workout, I think it's very important to understand the WHY behind this workout and event.  Maybe more important than the WHY, is the WHO.  Many of you have heard of the workout, "Murph", but it's now become such a household name that (IMO) people have almost become disconnected from what this is all about.  It so much more than running and a lot of reps. 

If you haven't taken the time to look into the background of Lt. Michael Murphy, you need to.  It won't be difficult....all it takes is a quick Google search and you'll discover an extremely powerful story of service, brotherhood, selflessness and bravery. 

I'm not going to attempt to re-tell or re-write the story that others have told better than I ever could.  Rather, I will share this little glimpse into the details of what happened during Operation Red Wings that would ultimately bring "Murph" to the forefront.

"...Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.

Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire.  This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy.  While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in.  Severely wounded, Lt. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle..."

Again, this is a very, very brief description of Murhpy's actions, and I hope that you make the time to look a little deeper.  In fact, if you are hooked....I can say with 100% honesty that the book, "Lone Survivor" will provide a story that will change your life.

In fact, the Lone Survivor Foundation was created by Murphy's TEAMmate, Former SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell.  The LSF will be receiving 100% of the proceeds that we raise on May 31st.  This is just one more reason to come out and participate in workout and contribute to something that is so much larger.


Any and all fitness levels can be accommodated.  Remember...it's bigger than a workout.

Any and all fitness levels can be accommodated.  Remember...it's bigger than a workout.

1st Heat - 8am - SIGNUP

2nd Heat - 9am - SIGNUP

All levels of fitness welcome. Please bring cash or check of any amount for donation to the Lone Survivor Foundation.

Click this LINK, scroll to very bottom of page and get signed up for either heat!