I Wish Mike Were Here

Feel the Burn with “I Wish Mike Were Here” WOD

Ready to push your limits and experience an intense, full-body workout? The GRIT program at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara presents today’s WOD: “I Wish Mike Were Here.” This dynamic workout is designed to build strength, endurance, and agility with a mix of EMOM, circuit training, and TABATA. Suitable for all fitness levels, this routine will leave you feeling strong and accomplished.

What to Expect in Today’s WOD

I Wish Mike Were Here combines different training methods in three challenging rounds, each lasting 5 minutes. Get ready for a mix of punches, kicks, kettlebell swings, squats, and more.

1st Round – EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute):

  • 100 Punches:
    • Throw rapid punches to boost cardio and upper body endurance.
  • 10 Kicks:
    • Alternate between front kicks and roundhouse kicks to engage your legs and core.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

2nd Round – Rinse and Repeat:

  • 10 Kettlebell (KB) Swings:
    • Focus on your hips, glutes, and core with this explosive move.
  • 10 Goblet Squats (GB Squats):
    • Strengthen your quads, glutes, and core while holding a kettlebell.
  • 5 Atlas Tosses Each Side:
    • Use a heavy ball or any weighted object to perform this functional, full-body exercise.
    • Duration: 5 minutes

3rd Round – TABATA:

  • Thrusters:
    • Combine a squat with an overhead press for a total-body workout.
  • Push-Ups:
    • Focus on your chest, shoulders, and triceps with this classic move.
    • Duration: 4 minutes (20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, 8 cycles)

Exercise Modifications and Equipment Alternatives

Don’t have specific equipment? Here are some modifications:

  • Punches: Use light dumbbells or perform shadowboxing.
  • Kicks: No modification needed; adjust intensity as required.
  • KB Swings: Use a dumbbell or any heavy household item.
  • Goblet Squats: Hold a heavy object like a backpack or a large water bottle.
  • Atlas Tosses: Use a heavy ball, bag of sand, or any weighted item.
  • Thrusters: Use dumbbells, water bottles, or any heavy object.
  • Push-Ups: Modify to knee push-ups if needed.

Tips for Maximizing Your Workout

  1. Warm-Up: Start with 5-10 minutes of light cardio and dynamic stretching to get your body ready.
  2. Focus on Form: Maintain proper form to prevent injuries and maximize effectiveness.
  3. Hydrate: Keep water handy and stay hydrated throughout the workout.
  4. Cool Down: End with a cool-down session including static stretches to aid muscle recovery and improve flexibility.

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