Saturday 161112

“Armistice”
As many rounds as possible in 11 minutes of:
11 Power clean, 135#(95#)
11 Burpees over the bar
19 Deadlift, 135#(95#)
18 Pull-ups

Post rounds and reps to comments and BTWB

Today we honor our Veterans with WOD For Warriors.

Today we honor our Veterans with WOD For Warriors.

 

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. A day dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served in the United States’ armed forces. These men and women fought for our freedoms, they stood strong against any enemy to protect our way of life. To say thank you to these brave people just does not seem like enough, but that won’t stop us from saying it. Thank you Veterans. 

We honor you today in the best way we know how, with a workout. 

WOD For Warriors is a functional fitness tribute workout held once a year on Veterans Day at gyms all throughout the country. WOD for Warriors supports Team Red, White and Blue, whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity.

This WOD is designed to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans in a meaningful way by providing an opportunity for veterans and non-veterans to meet and sweat with members of their community through functional fitness on a national level with the goal of fundraising for Team RWB’s Veteran enriching programs.

The workout is “Armistice”. Veterans Day has been observed since 1954 by the U.S. and its origins date back to Armistice Day 1918, which marked the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front in WWI. Veterans Day preserves the historical significance of the 11/11/1918, but also focuses attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. WOD for Warriors is held yearly on the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour to celebrate the service of all U.S. military Veterans in a meaningful way within their own communities.

The significance of the repetitions in this workout can be seen in the layout where the 11 min AMRAP, 11 power cleans and 11 burpees over the bar represent the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour while the 19 deadlifts and 18 pull ups represent the year 1918, Armistice Day.

So as you join us today, if you have a Veteran you would like to personally recognize, bring their picture for us to honor while we sweat. Bring a friend or family member that is a Veteran or has a Veteran they would like to honor. Everyone is welcome today. We would like to also encourage that you visit the registration site to donate to Team Red, White and Blue. You may click here for more information.

 

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