The bond between the CrossFit community and our nation’s warriors is strong. Our soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen utilize CrossFit training methods to stay fit to fight. CrossFit honors their sacrifices and memories of the fallen through hero WODs and charity events.
On Friday, November 10th, CrossFit Frederick will pay tribute to America’s veterans by hosting the WOD for Warriors workout. The WOD for Warriors raises money for Team Red, White, and Blue, a charitable organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activity. You can learn more about Team RWB here. https://www.teamrwb.org
About Armistice – Veterans 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 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.
There are two options for athletes to complete this WOD:
The WOD - Armistice
11 minute AMRAP (As Many Repetitions As Possible)
11- Power Cleans
11- Burpees Over the Bar
Scale as needed
Modified Workout (Without Barbell)
11 min AMRAP
11- Push Ups
18- Air Squats
This WOD will be run all day at CFF during regular class times on 11/10. There will be a happy hour after each evening class, BYOB.
To help raise money for Team RWB, sign up here. https://donate.teamrwb.org/team/139078. You have two options, you can register for $20 and get a T-shirt, or workout for free, without a T-shirt purchase. There are Box prizes for top reps in this WOD and all members that sign up for the CFF team help contribute to our team's totals, so please register even if you aren't purchasing a shirt.
Registration opens 10/12. We hope to see everyone there on November 10th!