Friday 11/11/22

Honoring All Veterans

For Time
6 Rounds of:
11 Mountain Climbers
11 Power Cleans (95/65 lb)

Rest 2 minutes

Then, 6 Rounds of:
19 Hand Release Push-Ups
18 Box Jump Burpees
100 meter Run

With a running clock, completed the prescribed work as fast as possible (“For Time“). Athlete will start with 6 rounds of 11 Mountain Climbers and 11 Power Cleans. Rest for 2 minutes to reflect. Then proceed to the next 6 rounds of 19 Hand Release Push-Ups, 18 Box Jump Burpees, and 100 meter Run.

Background: 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.

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 @teamrwb, 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 6 rounds represent each branch of the military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force. Each exercise’s count represents the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Armistice Day, which is now known as Veterans Day.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, color guards representing each branch of the military render honors during a ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The 2 minutes between each set of workouts represents a time of rest/reflection honoring the unknown soldiers during this WOD.