While we are are not yet officially completing our official Veteran’s Day WOD (that will be Mon/Tues), today we will be completing a WOD that will be completed all over the country (and world) this weekend in honor of our upcoming Veteran’s Day.
The Veteran’s Day WOD is a part of a program called “WOD For Warriors,” in which a CrossFit workout is completed once each year for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day through the military veteran’s organization/non-profit, Team Red White & Blue (which I am a proud member of ). The workout chosen for this year’s Veteran’s Day is called “Armistice,” below you can see the actual workout in addition to the workout’s meaning and significance:
9 minute AMRAP
11 air squats
22 air squats
33 air squats
*add 11 to the sit-ups and air squats for each additional round
2-minute rest and reflection followed by 9 minute AMRAP
11 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
22 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
33 box jumps (RX 24”/20”)
*add 11 to the pushups and box jumps for each round
About WOD and Armistice Day
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. This Armistice Day was later re-named to Veterans Day.
At exactly 11 a.m., each November 11th, a color guard, made up of members from each of the military branches, renders honors to America’s war dead during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The 11 minutes of work and the 11-based rep scheme represents the rich history of Veteran’s Day.
The two-minutes of rest/reflection represents this moment of silence at the tomb of the unknowns.
The 1st round of work represents Veterans of wars past, and the 2nd round of work represents Veterans of present and future wars.