Triple Threat

Triple Threat WOD: The Ultimate Full-Body Challenge

Looking to test your limits and achieve new fitness milestones? Our Triple Threat Workout of the Day (WOD) is designed to push your boundaries and deliver incredible results. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, this WOD will help you build strength, endurance, and agility.

What’s a WOD? A Workout of the Day (WOD) typically includes a series of exercises meant to challenge different muscle groups and improve overall fitness. The GRIT program at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara offers dynamic, varied workouts tailored to all fitness levels. Today’s WOD, Triple Threat, is a prime example of the high-intensity training that drives our community’s success.

Today’s WOD: Triple Threat

Get ready to power through this intense circuit. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  1. 60 Burpees: Begin with a jump, drop into a squat thrust, then jump back up. This full-body move will get your heart pumping and muscles firing.
  2. 60 Pull-Ups: Engage your back and arms. Use a pull-up bar or modify with inverted rows if needed.
  3. 60 Double Unders: Challenge your coordination and cardio by jumping rope, passing it twice under your feet per jump. Substitute with 120 single jumps if necessary.
  4. 60 Walk-Out Push-Ups: Start standing, walk your hands out to a plank, perform a push-up, then walk back. This movement targets your core, shoulders, and chest.
  5. 60 Lateral Ski Hops: Mimic a skiing motion by jumping side-to-side over an imaginary line. This plyometric exercise enhances lateral agility and leg strength.
  6. 60 Clean, Squat & Press: With a weight (dumbbell or kettlebell), clean the weight to your shoulders, squat, then press overhead. This compound exercise hits multiple muscle groups.
  7. 60 Four Square Jump Squats: Imagine a square on the floor, jump to each corner in sequence, performing a squat at each landing. This keeps your legs and cardio working hard.

Modifications and Equipment Alternatives

  • Burpees: Step back instead of jumping to make it less intense.
  • Pull-Ups: Use resistance bands for assistance or do inverted rows.
  • Double Unders: Swap for high knees or single unders.
  • Walk-Out Push-Ups: Perform on knees if full push-ups are too challenging.
  • Lateral Ski Hops: Step side-to-side instead of hopping.
  • Clean, Squat & Press: Use household items like water bottles if you don’t have weights.
  • Four Square Jump Squats: Simply squat without jumping if high impact is an issue.

Tips for Maximizing Your Workout

  1. Warm Up: Start with 5-10 minutes of light cardio and dynamic stretching to prepare your muscles and joints.
  2. Form First: Focus on proper form to prevent injuries. Quality over quantity!
  3. Pace Yourself: This WOD is a marathon, not a sprint. Maintain a steady pace and take short breaks if needed.
  4. Hydrate: Keep water nearby and take sips throughout the workout.
  5. Cool Down: Finish with a cool-down session, including static stretching to aid recovery.

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Ready to take on the Triple Threat WOD? Sign up for a free trial class at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara or join our online community for more exciting workouts. Visit our website to learn more and start your fitness journey today!