The Come Up

Unleash Your Potential with “THE COME UP” WOD

Are you ready to elevate your fitness game and step into a world where strength meets endurance head-on? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara introduces “THE COME UP”, a meticulously designed Workout of the Day (WOD) that promises to challenge your limits and foster a sense of achievement like never before. This unique workout is part of our GRIT fitness program, renowned for its ability to improve strength, agility, and endurance through a supportive and engaging community.

“THE COME UP” is more than just a workout; it’s an opportunity to join a movement of fitness enthusiasts committed to bettering themselves and those around them. Whether you’re a beginner in Santa Clara seeking a welcoming group fitness class or an advanced athlete aiming to push your boundaries, this WOD has something for everyone.

What’s in “THE COME UP”?

This AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) challenge combines high-intensity, functional movements designed to test and improve your physical capabilities. Here’s what you can expect:

  • 10 Commando Pull-Ups: A gritty test of upper body strength and endurance.
  • 20 Knuckle Push-Ups: Enhance your arm, shoulder, and chest strength with a focus on stability.
  • 10 Hanging Leg Raises: Target your core muscles while also challenging your grip and forearm strength.
  • 20 V-Up to Roll-Ups: A dynamic core exercise that demands precision and control.
  • 20 Box Sumo Squats: Perfect for improving your lower body strength and flexibility.
  • 100 Double Unders: Boost your cardiovascular endurance and coordination.
  • 2 Double KB Lunge Laps: Enhance your balance, coordination, and lower body strength.

Making It Work For You

Whether you’re at the Academy of Self Defense or looking for home workout options, “THE COME UP” is adaptable. No pull-up bar? No worries! Try bent-over rows with a heavy backpack as an alternative. Swap double unders with jumping jacks or high knees if you don’t have a jump rope. Remember, it’s about movement and progression, not perfection.

Tips for Success

  • Warm-Up & Cool Down: Don’t skip these crucial steps to prevent injuries and improve flexibility.
  • Focus on Form: Quality over quantity always. Ensure your form is correct to maximize benefits and minimize risk.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water nearby and stay hydrated throughout your workout.
  • Community Support: Share your progress, challenges, and victories. Tag @AcademySelfDefense and use hashtags like #GRITWOD to join the conversation.

Join the Movement

Feeling inspired? Take the first step towards a stronger, more resilient you by joining our next class. The Academy of Self Defense offers a free trial class for new members, making it the perfect opportunity to experience the benefits of group fitness in Santa Clara firsthand. Visit our website at to sign up and learn more about our upcoming events and special programs related to our WODs.

“THE COME UP” is more than just a workout; it’s a commitment to yourself and your fitness journey. Embrace the challenge, enjoy the support of our community, and celebrate every milestone along the way. See you at the gym!