Today is Veterans Day!
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.
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.
Let’s show honor for our past and present veterans and their service.
Strength – 15 minutes
Every 3 minutes on the minute complete 5 unbroken deadlifts, building in weight as you go…(5 sets)
*Post the greatest weight achieved
“ARMISTICE” – 12 minute clock
As many rounds + reps as possible in 11 minutes of…
11 Power Cleans 135/95
11 Burpees Over the Bar
19 Deadlifts 135/95
From minute 6-7 take one minute of rest/silence in gratitude and honor to reflect (coaches please pause music during this time), then resume the work out at minute seven
Post your highest weight achieved on deadlift and rounds + reps achieved on our Hero WOD.