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 holiday.
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:
“ARMISTICE PARTNER WOD”
AMRAP 22 min*:
-11 Walking Lunges
-19 AbMat Sit-Ups
-18 Air Squats
*Partners share work to complete the reps for each exercise; only 1 athlete works at a time.
About Armistice – Veteran’s Day WOD:
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 burpees and 11 lunge steps represent the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour, while the 19 sit-ups and 18 squats represent the year 1918, Armistice Day.