Embrace the Challenge of the “Boar” Workout: Strength and Endurance Test

Welcome to the “Boar” workout, a robust and demanding fitness challenge designed to test your strength, endurance, and agility. Offered at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, this workout is a key component of our GRIT fitness program, known for its innovative approach to high-intensity, full-body workouts. The “Boar” workout is structured to push participants through a series of strength exercises, punctuated by a significant cardiovascular element, making it perfect for those who seek a comprehensive training session that challenges every aspect of their physical fitness.

The “Boar” workout is distinctive for its “buy-in” and “buy-out” components, which require you to complete a set number of punches and kicks before and after the main exercise set. This structure not only adds an intense cardiovascular challenge but also enhances coordination and agility. Are you ready to tackle the “Boar” and see what you’re truly capable of? Let’s dive into the details of this intense workout challenge.

The “Boar” Workout Breakdown

This workout includes a carefully curated set of exercises aimed at building muscle, improving cardiovascular health, and boosting overall fitness. Here’s the breakdown for this challenging session:

  • 100 Punch Buy-In: Start the workout with a buy-in of 100 punches to get your heart rate up and muscles warmed up.
  • 7 Renegade Rows: Continue with renegade rows to strengthen your upper body and core stability.
  • 7 Deadlifts: Follow up with deadlifts to engage your lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.
  • 7 Oblique Crunches: Perform oblique crunches to target the side abdominal muscles, enhancing core strength and rotational power.
  • 7 Goblet Squats: Do goblet squats with a kettlebell to work on your thighs, hips, and core.
  • 7 Hammer Curls: Incorporate hammer curls to build bicep strength and upper arm mass.
  • 20 Double Unders: Add a cardiovascular challenge with 20 double unders to improve agility and coordination.
  • 50 Kicks Buy-Out: Conclude the workout with a buy-out of 50 kicks to boost leg strength and endurance.

Tips to Excel in the “Boar” Workout Challenge

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water nearby to stay hydrated, especially since this workout combines high-intensity cardio with strength training.
  • Pace Yourself: While the workout is intense, it’s important to pace yourself to maintain form and avoid injury, especially during the buy-in and buy-out phases.
  • Focus on Form: With the variety of exercises, maintaining proper form is crucial to maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risk of injury.
  • Cool Down Properly: After completing the workout, dedicate time to cool down, incorporating stretching and light movement to aid recovery.

Join Us for a Monumental Fitness Challenge

Feeling inspired to take on the “Boar” workout? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara invites you to join our fitness community for this and many other challenging workout experiences. Our group fitness classes welcome participants of all levels, providing a supportive and motivating environment. Sign up for a free trial class and explore our diverse fitness offerings, including the innovative GRIT program, at

The “Boar” workout is more than just a physical challenge; it’s an opportunity to test your limits, enhance your physical fitness, and achieve a significant milestone in your fitness journey. Are you ready to tackle this challenge and unleash your inner strength?