Monday Motivation: The story of Rohan Murphy
Rohan Murphy Finds a Way to Win… at life!
Rohan Murphy lost his legs as a very young child. He lost his legs do to a many birth defects.
Murphy who grew up raised in East Islip. Rohan never let his disability affect him mentally or physically. He was a very good wrestler in high school and even eventually went on to compete at Penn State. Now that he is done he still does powerlifting competitions (bench press) to keep his competitive spirit alive. Murphy personal competition bench record is lifted 350 pounds and his goal is 400.
Murphy tries to spread the message that hard work really does pay off and don’t let any physical or mental limitations hold you back. He really likes going to schools, where he will tell the story of his life.
Just to recap Murphy does all of this WITHOUT legs. He has NO hip joint on one side and HALF a hip joint on the other.
One of his old friends, Dan Rocklein, recalled a time when Murphy beat his teammates in a sprint during conditioning at wrestling practice. Keep in mind he was RUNNING ON HIS HANDS!
“I’ll never forget coach screaming, He’s got NO legs and he BEAT you? Do it again.”
Murphy does not use prosthetics. Instead, he uses his powerful arms to get around.
Murphy is a newly certified as a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym in Islip as well. He is using modified equipment to encourage other amputees or disabled people to work out.
Rohan Murphy can find a way to train and be successful even with no legs. Most of us are very fortunate to have BOTH legs, but often times people find excuses on why we can’t accomplish our goals. Stay positive and committed and YOU WILL find a way to succeed.
Don’t make excuses and find a way to train and be the best you can be.
Train Hard and Smart