Leg Day Tuesday

Power Up with Leg Day Tuesday

Get ready to build serious leg strength with today’s workout: Leg Day Tuesday. The GRIT program at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara presents a challenging and dynamic WOD that targets your lower body and boosts your endurance. Perfect for all fitness levels, this routine will leave your legs feeling strong and energized.

What to Expect in Today’s WOD

Leg Day Tuesday is structured in descending reps of 20, 16, and 10, focusing on various leg exercises and finishing each round with cardio and core work. This combination will help build muscle, increase stamina, and improve overall fitness.

20-16-10 Reps:

  1. Kettlebell (KB) Squat & Press:
    • A full-body move that targets your legs, core, and shoulders.
  2. KB Lunges (Each Side):
    • Perform lunges holding a kettlebell, focusing on each leg separately to build strength and balance.
  3. Romanian Deadlifts (RDL):
    • Strengthen your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back with this essential leg exercise.
  4. Sumo Squats:
    • Wider stance squats that engage your inner thighs and glutes.
  5. Single Leg Deadlift:
    • Focus on one leg at a time to improve balance and target your hamstrings and glutes.
  6. Box Jump + Burpee:
    • Combine explosive power with full-body conditioning by performing a box jump followed by a burpee.
  7. Kettlebell Swings:
    • A dynamic move that works your hips, glutes, and core, while also boosting your cardiovascular fitness.

After Each Round:

  • Roundhouse Kicks – 100 each leg:
    • Improve flexibility, balance, and leg strength with these powerful kicks.
  • Jump Ropes – 100:
    • Boost your cardiovascular fitness and coordination with this classic exercise.
  • V-Ups – 25:
    • Engage your entire core with this challenging abdominal exercise.

Exercise Modifications and Equipment Alternatives

No access to specific equipment? Here are some modifications:

  • Kettlebell Squat & Press: Use dumbbells, water bottles, or any weighted household item.
  • KB Lunges: Substitute with bodyweight lunges if you don’t have a kettlebell.
  • RDL: Use any heavy household item if you don’t have a kettlebell or dumbbell.
  • Sumo Squats: Perform bodyweight sumo squats if needed.
  • Single Leg Deadlift: Use a dumbbell, resistance band, or any weighted item.
  • Box Jump + Burpee: Perform step-ups on a sturdy chair or bench if you don’t have a box.
  • Kettlebell Swings: Substitute with a dumbbell or any heavy household item.

Tips for Maximizing Your Workout

  1. Warm-Up: Start with 5-10 minutes of light cardio and dynamic stretches to prepare your muscles and joints.
  2. Focus on Form: Proper technique is crucial to prevent injuries and ensure you’re getting the most out of each exercise.
  3. Pace Yourself: This workout is intense; maintain a steady pace to complete all rounds effectively.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Keep water handy and take sips during brief rest periods.
  5. Cool Down: Finish with a cool-down session, including static stretches to aid muscle recovery and improve flexibility.

Join the Community

We love seeing your progress! Share your Leg Day Tuesday workout experience on social media and tag the Academy of Self Defense. Let’s inspire and motivate each other to reach our fitness goals.Ready to experience the power of the GRIT program firsthand? Sign up for a free trial class today and join our online community for more dynamic and challenging workouts. Visit Academy of Self Defense for more information and upcoming events.