Dive Into the “See Saw” WOD: A Balancing Act of Strength and Agility

Welcome to the “See Saw” Workout of the Day (WOD), a uniquely crafted fitness challenge designed to test and improve your balance, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. This workout, offered at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, cleverly combines exercises that mimic the up-and-down motion of a see-saw, ensuring that you engage a wide range of muscle groups while keeping your heart rate up. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, the “See Saw” WOD offers a fun yet challenging way to enhance your overall physical fitness.

The Workout Structure

Embark on a seesaw journey with 10 reps of each exercise, designed to provide a full-body workout with a focus on alternating movements and balance:

  • Seesaw Rows: Using dumbbells or a barbell, alternate pulling each end towards your torso, simulating the motion of a seesaw.
  • Seesaw Shoulder Press: Alternate pressing dumbbells overhead, focusing on maintaining balance and stability throughout the movement.
  • Bicep Curls: Standard curls to target the biceps, ensuring even development and strength.
  • Double Unders: Jump rope with the rope passing under your feet twice for each jump, boosting cardiovascular fitness and coordination.
  • Single Leg Deadlift: Balance on one leg while performing a deadlift, engaging the core, glutes, and hamstrings.
  • Deck Squats: Roll back into a squat position, then stand up, challenging your core, balance, and leg strength.
  • Air Squats: Finish with air squats, focusing on depth and form to engage the lower body thoroughly.

Tips for Mastering the “See Saw”

  • Warm-Up: Start with a dynamic warm-up to prepare your muscles and joints for the workout.
  • Stay Focused: Concentrate on your form and balance, especially during unilateral exercises.
  • Pace Yourself: Maintain a steady pace that allows you to complete each set with proper form, taking brief rests as needed.

Share Your “See Saw” Success

After conquering the “See Saw” WOD, don’t hesitate to share your experience on social media. Tag the Academy of Self Defense and use hashtags like #SeeSawWOD to connect with fellow fitness enthusiasts. Whether it’s a post-workout selfie or a video of your double unders, your journey can inspire and motivate others.

Ready to Take on the “See Saw”?

If you’re up for a workout that’s as engaging as it is effective, the “See Saw” WOD is waiting for you. Join us at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara for this and other innovative fitness challenges designed to push your limits and enhance your capabilities. Sign up for a free trial class today and experience the unique blend of strength, balance, and agility that “See Saw” has to offer.