12 Rounds of GRITmas

Celebrate Strength and Stamina with the “12 Rounds of GRITmas” Workout

Welcome to the “12 Rounds of GRITmas,” a festive yet formidable workout designed to challenge your endurance, strength, and agility during the holiday season. This special session, curated by the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, is a shining example of our GRIT fitness program’s dedication to innovative, challenging, and rewarding workouts. Perfect for those looking to maintain their fitness momentum or jumpstart their New Year’s resolutions, the “12 Rounds of GRITmas” promises an engaging and effective workout that will leave you feeling accomplished and energized.

Structured around 2-minute rounds repeated twice, this workout encapsulates the essence of GRIT—perseverance, strength, and determination. Each round is designed to target different muscle groups and challenge various aspects of fitness, from cardiovascular endurance to muscular strength. Ready to deck the halls with dumbbells and determination? Let’s unwrap the details of the “12 Rounds of GRITmas” workout.

The “12 Rounds of GRITmas” Workout Breakdown

This workout is meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive fitness challenge, combining high-intensity movements with strength exercises to engage your entire body. Here’s the festive lineup for this action-packed session:

Rounds 1-2: Dynamic Power

  • 10 Thrusters/10 Ballistic Rows: Start strong with a combination of thrusters and ballistic rows, targeting your legs, core, and upper back.

Rounds 3-4: Kettlebell Complex

  • 3 Swings/3 Cleans/3 Clean & Press L/R: Engage in a kettlebell complex to enhance power, coordination, and full-body strength.

Rounds 5-6: Core and Push

  • 8 Push-ups/8 Sit-ups: Focus on your core and upper body with push-ups and sit-ups, building strength and endurance.

Rounds 7-8: Combat Skills

  • Shadow Fighting: Hone your combat skills with a round of shadow fighting, improving agility, speed, and technique.

Rounds 9-10: Lower Body Agility

  • 5 3-pt Lunges R/L: Challenge your lower body with multi-directional lunges, targeting your glutes, quads, and hamstrings.

Rounds 11-12: Explosive Endurance

  • 5 Burpees/5 Skaters: Conclude with burpees and skaters to maximize cardiovascular endurance and lateral agility.

Tips to Sleigh the “12 Rounds of GRITmas” Challenge

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water close by to stay hydrated, especially crucial during this high-intensity workout.
  • Pace Yourself: While the goal is to maintain intensity, listen to your body and adjust your pace to ensure you can complete each round with proper form.
  • Focus on Form: Prioritize proper form to maximize the benefits of each exercise and minimize the risk of injury.
  • 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 Festive Fitness Celebration

Feeling inspired to take on the “12 Rounds of GRITmas” workout challenge? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara invites you to join our fitness community for this unique 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 Rounds of GRITmas” workout is more than just a physical challenge; it’s an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with strength, perseverance, and a bit of holiday cheer. Are you ready to give yourself the gift of fitness this Christmas?