12 Days of Xmas

Unwrap Fitness with the “12 Days of Xmas” Workout Challenge

Welcome to the “12 Days of Xmas” workout, a festive yet fierce fitness challenge designed to keep you moving, lifting, and jumping through the holiday season. This session, offered by the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, is a standout feature of our GRIT fitness program, known for its creative and effective approach to full-body conditioning. Inspired by the classic Christmas carol, this workout is structured to build intensity and complexity with each “day,” making it perfect for those looking to add some holiday cheer to their fitness routine.

The “12 Days of Xmas” workout is performed “for time,” meaning you complete the sequence as quickly as possible while maintaining proper form. It mirrors the cumulative structure of the song, where each round adds a new exercise in ascending order, challenging your endurance, strength, and agility. Ready to deck the halls with dumbbells and kettlebells? Let’s dive into the details of the “12 Days of Xmas” workout.

The “12 Days of Xmas” Workout Breakdown

This workout is meticulously designed to engage your entire body, offering a balanced challenge that covers strength, agility, and cardiovascular endurance. Here’s the festive lineup for this action-packed session:

  • 1 SDLHP (Sumo Deadlift High Pull)
  • 2 Thrusters
  • 3 Push Press
  • 4 Power Cleans
  • 5 Power Snatches
  • 6 KB (Kettlebell) Swings
  • 7 Pull-Ups
  • 8 Knees to Elbows
  • 9 Box Jumps
  • 10 Double Unders
  • 11 Burpees
  • 12 OH (Overhead) Walking Lunges

Tips to Jingle All the Way Through the “12 Days of Xmas” Challenge

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water nearby, as this workout will definitely have you working up a holiday sweat.
  • Pace Yourself: Although the goal is to complete the workout for time, pace yourself to maintain good form, especially as the exercises stack up.
  • Focus on Form: With a variety of movements targeting different muscle groups, maintaining proper form is crucial to maximizing the workout’s benefits and minimizing injury risk.
  • Cool Down Properly: After completing the workout, engage in a comprehensive cool-down session with stretching to aid recovery and promote flexibility.

Join Us for a Holiday Fitness Celebration

Feeling inspired to take on the “12 Days of Xmas” workout challenge? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara invites you to join our fitness community for this festive and challenging workout experience. Our group fitness classes welcome participants of all levels, offering a supportive and motivating environment. Sign up for a free trial class and explore our diverse fitness offerings, including the innovative GRIT program, at academyselfdefense.com.

The “12 Days of Xmas” workout is more than just a physical challenge; it’s an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with sweat, determination, and maybe even a little bit of holiday magic. Are you ready to give yourself the gift of fitness this Christmas?