Dean Martin

Smooth Moves Meet High Intensity in the “Dean Martin” Tabata Workout

Welcome to the “Dean Martin” workout, a Tabata session that combines the smooth charisma and timeless style of its namesake with the heart-pumping intensity of high-intensity interval training. This unique workout, offered by the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, stands as a shining example of our GRIT fitness program’s commitment to innovative, engaging, and effective workouts. Designed for those who appreciate a challenge served with a side of cool, the “Dean Martin” workout promises to deliver an unforgettable fitness experience that’s as stylish as it is sweaty.

Tabata training is known for its efficiency and effectiveness, comprising short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief rest periods. This structure keeps your heart rate up, maximizes calorie burn, and improves both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance. Ready to channel your inner Rat Pack member and tackle the “Dean Martin” workout with panache? Let’s dive into the details of this swingin’ session.

The “Dean Martin” Workout Breakdown

This workout embodies the spirit of Dean Martin, blending effortless cool with the fiery intensity of Tabata. Here’s the lineup for this engaging session:

  • Power Jacks: Start with power jacks to get your heart rate up and engage your legs, arms, and core. This dynamic movement sets the tone for the workout.
  • Plank Kickouts: Shift to plank kickouts, challenging your core stability while also targeting your shoulders and legs.
  • Around the Worlds: Incorporate around the worlds (using a dumbbell or kettlebell), focusing on your shoulders and arms with a touch of core engagement for full-body coordination.
  • Wall Ball Up/Downs: Move on to wall ball up/downs, an explosive exercise that combines squats and overhead throws to work your entire body.
  • Power Punches: Engage in power punches, letting your arms fly with speed and strength, to boost upper body endurance and power.
  • Cleans: Execute cleans, a compound lift that improves power and coordination while working your legs, hips, back, and shoulders.
  • Burpees – Your Way: Conclude the session with burpees, allowing for personal flair. Whether you add a push-up, a jump, or keep it classic, make it your own and finish strong.

Tips to Ace the “Dean Martin” Challenge

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water close to maintain hydration throughout this high-energy workout.
  • Embrace the Intensity: Tabata is all about intensity. Give each 20-second burst your all, then enjoy the 10-second rest before moving on.
  • Focus on Form: Even as you push for speed and power, remember that proper form is key to maximizing benefits and minimizing injury risk.
  • Cool Down Properly: After wrapping up the workout, take time for a comprehensive cool-down session, including stretching and light movement to aid recovery.

Join Us for a Swingin’ High-Energy Workout

Feeling inspired to take on the “Dean Martin” Tabata workout? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara invites you to join our fitness community for this high-energy, high-style 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

The “Dean Martin” workout is more than just a physical challenge; it’s an opportunity to embody the effortless charm and fiery spirit of a bygone era while pushing your fitness to new heights. Are you ready to swing through this workout with the smooth moves of Dean Martin?