Add It Up Part 2

Welcome to “Add It Up Part 2 (Up Where We Belong)”, a uniquely structured workout designed to elevate your fitness journey to new heights. Offered at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, this workout is an integral part of our GRIT fitness program, known for its innovative approach to building strength, endurance, and agility. Tailored for those who love a challenge and aspire to reach the pinnacle of their fitness potential, “Add It Up Part 2” promises an engaging, dynamic, and thoroughly rewarding experience.

Drawing inspiration from the concept of cumulative effort, “Add It Up Part 2” focuses on the idea that every rep, every set, and every drop of sweat contributes to your overall fitness journey, lifting you up to where you belong. This workout is about more than just physical strength; it’s about the resilience and determination to push through challenges and achieve greatness. Let’s dive into the workout details and discover how you can soar to new fitness heights.

“Add It Up Part 2” Workout Breakdown

This workout challenges participants to perform a series of exercises, each adding a layer of intensity and complexity as you progress. The goal is to complete each exercise in succession, building up to a full circuit that tests your limits and boosts your capabilities. Here’s what to expect:

  • Squats: Start with squats to build a solid foundation, focusing on lower body strength and stability.
  • Elbows: Add in elbow strikes to engage your upper body and core, incorporating a martial arts-inspired move for agility and coordination.
  • Burpees: Elevate the intensity with burpees, a high-impact exercise that boosts cardiovascular fitness and full-body strength.
  • Punches: Incorporate punches, enhancing upper body endurance and power while keeping your heart rate up.
  • Jump Squats: Introduce jump squats to the mix, increasing explosive power and adding a plyometric challenge.
  • Kicks: Add kicks to the routine, targeting flexibility, balance, and lower body strength.
  • Sit-ups: Conclude with sit-ups, focusing on core strength and endurance to support overall fitness.

Tips to Maximize Your “Add It Up Part 2” Experience

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water nearby to stay hydrated throughout this intense workout.
  • Focus on Form: With the complexity of the workout, maintaining proper form is crucial to maximize benefits and minimize injury risk.
  • Pace Yourself: Listen to your body and pace yourself, especially as the workout intensifies with each added exercise.
  • Cool Down Properly: Incorporate a thorough cool-down session with stretching to aid recovery and promote flexibility after the workout.

Join Us at the Academy of Self Defense

Feeling inspired to tackle “Add It Up Part 2”? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara is ready to welcome you. Our group fitness classes cater to 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 GRIT program, at

“Add It Up Part 2” is more than just a workout; it’s a commitment to pushing beyond your limits, embracing challenges, and achieving your fitness goals. Are you ready to ascend to where you belong in your fitness journey?