Ground Fighter

Dominate the Mat with the “Ground Fighter” Workout

Dive into the “Ground Fighter” workout at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, a meticulously designed session that blends high-intensity ground exercises with a martial arts focus. This workout is part of our celebrated GRIT fitness program, which is tailored to push athletes to their physical limits through realistic combat training and functional fitness. Ideal for fighters, martial artists, or anyone looking to enhance their ground game, the “Ground Fighter” workout is a challenging AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) session designed to build muscular endurance, agility, and core strength.

The “Ground Fighter” workout begins with a comprehensive 30-minute warm-up to prepare your muscles and joints for the intense activity to follow. This prelude is crucial for maximizing performance and minimizing the risk of injury during the main workout. Ready to tackle the “Ground Fighter” and see how many rounds you can push through? Let’s break down this combat-ready fitness test.

The “Ground Fighter” Workout Breakdown

This workout is structured around a series of ground-based exercises that simulate fighting movements and situations, providing both a physical and technical challenge:

  • 20 Wrestler Sitouts: Enhance your agility and core stability with wrestler sitouts, a move that’s crucial for escaping or transitioning in grappling situations.
  • 20 Knuckle Pushups: Build upper body strength and toughen your knuckles with knuckle pushups, preparing your hands for striking.
  • 20 Triangles: Work your lower body and core with triangles, a fundamental jiu-jitsu move that also boosts hip flexibility and leg strength.
  • 20 Freestyle Ground & Pound Strikes: Improve your striking power and accuracy with freestyle ground and pound, focusing on the dynamics of hitting an opponent from a dominant ground position.
  • 20 Squat Thrusts: Increase overall body strength and cardiovascular fitness with squat thrusts, a plyometric exercise that prepares you for explosive movements.
  • 20 Situps: Conclude each round with situps to further strengthen the core, enhancing your ability to perform under fatigue.

Tips to Excel in the “Ground Fighter” Workout

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water close by to stay hydrated throughout this demanding workout, especially during the warm-up and subsequent rounds.
  • Pace Yourself: While the goal is to complete as many rounds as possible, it’s important to manage your pace to maintain endurance and proper form throughout the session.
  • Focus on Technique: Given the martial arts elements of the workout, focusing on the technical execution of each move is crucial to gaining the full benefit and preventing injuries.
  • Cool Down Properly: After the workout, engage in a thorough cool-down session with stretches and light movements focusing on the muscles most used during the workout to aid in recovery and flexibility.

Join Us for a Challenging Fitness Experience

If the “Ground Fighter” workout sounds like your kind of challenge, the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara is ready to welcome you to our community. Our group fitness classes are designed to push you to your limits in a supportive environment. Sign up for a free trial class and explore our diverse fitness offerings, including the innovative GRIT program, at the Academy of Self Defense.

The “Ground Fighter” workout isn’t just a physical challenge; it’s a strategic one that tests your ability to maintain intensity and focus under pressure. Are you ready to prove your prowess on the ground?