WOD – Veterans Day 11/12

Veterans Day has been observed since 1954 by the United States and its origins date back to Armistice Day 1918, created to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France. The end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning on November 11th, giving meaning to the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 and 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. Come to give thanks to all who have served, past and present, those who are still with us and those who we have lost along the way.

Thank you to all who have served, I am genuinely thankful and forever grateful for your service. You are true heroes.

Warm-up
Spend 2 minutes in Z1
Grab a barbell
Complete full mobility session as a class
Then, complete the following. Add weight during breaks if you want.
5 deadlifts
5 hang power cleans
5 strict press
Rest
10 power cleans
10 push press
Rest
10 power clean and jerks

Strength
Power clean and jerk – 5×2; AHAP across or building, must be TnG. Complete lifts every :90.
Look back to 10/18 and see what you did for weight. Here you are going to have a ton more rest which means you could do a little more weight as long as you are comfortable with TnG. Building a plan based on your numbers will really make a huge difference.

WOD
“Armistice”
11 min AMRAP
11 power cleans (135/95#)(115/75#)
11 OtB burpees
19 deadlifts
18 pull-ups

Accessory Work
Banded pull-aparts – accumulate 100
Banded tricep push-downs – accumulate 100

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