To Infinity and Beyond

Blast Off with “To Infinity and Beyond” WOD

Ready for a workout that takes your fitness to new heights? The GRIT program at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara presents today’s WOD: To Infinity and Beyond. This challenging E2MOM (Every 2 Minutes on the Minute) workout is designed to build strength, improve endurance, and enhance your overall fitness. Suitable for all levels, this routine will leave you feeling powerful and accomplished.

What to Expect in Today’s WOD

To Infinity and Beyond is structured as an E2MOM workout, meaning you’ll complete a set of exercises every two minutes. The quicker you finish, the more rest you get before the next round begins. This format keeps your heart rate up and maximizes your workout efficiency.

E2MOM (Every 2 Minutes on the Minute):

  1. 7 Kettlebell Swings L/R:
    • Perform 7 kettlebell swings on your left side, then switch to 7 swings on your right side. This exercise targets your hips, glutes, and core.
  2. 5 Push-Ups:
    • Focus on your chest, shoulders, and triceps with this classic upper-body strength move.
  3. 3 Snatch or Clean & Press (C+P) L/R:
    • Choose between snatches or clean and presses, performing 3 reps on your left side and then 3 reps on your right side. These moves build explosive power and shoulder strength.

Duration: Complete as many rounds as possible within the designated workout time, typically 20 minutes.

Exercise Modifications and Equipment Alternatives

No kettlebell? Here are some modifications:

  • Kettlebell Swings: Use a dumbbell or any heavy household item if you don’t have a kettlebell.
  • Push-Ups: Modify to knee push-ups if needed to maintain proper form.
  • Snatch or Clean & Press: Use a dumbbell or any weighted object if you don’t have a kettlebell. For beginners, focus on clean and press before attempting snatches.

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: E2MOM workouts require pacing. Start strong but ensure you maintain a steady pace to complete each set within the 2-minute interval.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Keep water nearby and take sips during your rest periods.
  5. Cool Down: Finish with a cool-down session, including static stretches to aid muscle recovery and improve flexibility.

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