Trying to Find a Balance

Master Your Fitness with the “Trying to Find a Balance” Workout

Welcome to the “Trying to Find a Balance” workout, an innovative session designed to test your strength, endurance, and agility while keeping your body constantly adapting and engaging through varied, high-intensity activities. Offered at the Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara, this workout is part of our esteemed GRIT fitness program, known for its ability to push participants to their physical limits with engaging and effective routines. The “Trying to Find a Balance” workout is perfect for those looking to challenge themselves with a structured yet dynamic fitness regimen.

Structured in three-minute AMRAPs (As Many Rounds As Possible) spread across three intense rounds, this workout ensures a comprehensive challenge that covers the whole body. Each round focuses on different exercises, promoting muscular balance and cardiovascular health, and requires you to push hard against the clock. Ready to dive into the “Trying to Find a Balance” workout and push your fitness to new heights? Let’s break down each segment of this engaging workout.

The “Trying to Find a Balance” Workout Breakdown

This session consists of three distinct rounds, each featuring a unique set of exercises to be completed as many times as possible within three minutes. Here’s a detailed look at each round:

Round 1:

  • 15 Right Hip Dips: Start with right hip dips to target your obliques and stabilize your core.
  • 30 Body Saws: Follow up with body saws, a challenging plank variation that further engages your core and shoulders.
  • 15 Left Hip Dips: Switch to left hip dips to ensure muscular balance on both sides.
  • 20 Jump Squats: Conclude with jump squats to increase heart rate and build strength in your legs and glutes.

Round 2:

  • 10 Thrusters: Begin with thrusters, a compound exercise that combines a front squat with an overhead press, targeting your legs, shoulders, and arms.
  • 10 Deadlift to Squat: Continue with deadlift to squat transitions, enhancing lower body strength and improving dynamic movement capabilities.
  • 10 Kicks: Finish with kicks to improve flexibility, balance, and power, while also providing a cardiovascular boost.

Round 3:

  • 5 Pull-Ups: Start with pull-ups to strengthen your upper body, particularly your back, shoulders, and biceps.
  • 5 3-Way Push-Ups: Move on to 3-way push-ups, shifting from standard to diamond to wide to challenge different muscle groups in your chest and arms.
  • 20 Punches: End with punches to increase upper body endurance and speed while engaging the core.

Tips to Excel in the “Trying to Find a Balance” Workout

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water nearby to ensure hydration throughout this intense, high-energy workout.
  • Pace Yourself: While it’s tempting to go all-out in the first round, pace yourself to maintain energy across all exercises and rounds.
  • Focus on Form: With quick transitions and varying exercises, maintaining proper form is essential to maximize effectiveness and prevent injuries.
  • Cool Down Properly: After completing all rounds, engage in a thorough cool-down session, including stretching and light movement to aid recovery and reduce muscle stiffness.

Join Us for an Intense Fitness Challenge

Feeling inspired to tackle the “Trying to Find a Balance” workout? The Academy of Self Defense in Santa Clara invites you to join our fitness community for this and many other challenging workouts. Our group fitness classes welcome participants of all levels, providing a supportive and motivating environment. Sign up for a free trial class and explore our diverse fitness offerings, including the innovative GRIT program, at the Academy of Self Defense.

The “Trying to Find a Balance” workout is more than just a physical challenge; it’s an opportunity to test your limits, enhance your physical fitness, and achieve exceptional results in a structured, yet dynamic setting. Are you ready to find your balance and excel?