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Doing the Sport She Loves: Lauren “Lil Fish” Fisher!

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Doing the Sport She Loves: Lauren “Lil Fish” Fisher!
Interview by Nichole DeHart

Lauren Fisher has been doing CrossFit since she was 16 years old. However, she did CrossFit to help her in other sports, like basketball. She didn’t start competing until she was 18, when she qualified for the NorCal Regional as an Individual; the following year, she participated on Team Invictus at the 2013 CrossFit Games. This year she is heading to the CrossFit Games as an Individual. Lauren has worked extremely hard to earn her spot at Games, qualifying in one of the toughest regions! We are so proud of our Lil Fish!

Nichole: How did you become a part of the Sea of Green?

Lauren: I was planning on attending San Diego State University in the Fall of 2012 and I was looking for a CrossFit nearby. I heard a lot of good things about how amazing the coaching and community was at Invictus, so I got introduced to CJ at the 2012 NorCal Regional where I was competing. After that, I got invited to a camp that summer with all the Games athletes and never looked back!

Nichole: What was your athletic background before CrossFit?

Lauren: I played high school basketball, tennis, and volleyball. Growing up, I did soccer, gymnastics, dance, swim, and softball. I pretty much have tried out every sport possible!

Nichole: This is your first time to the CrossFit Games as an Individual; what are you most looking forward to?

Lauren: I’m looking forward to competing versus some of the best athletes in the world and to see where I rank. But most importantly I am looking forward to having fun doing the sport I love.

Nichole: How has being a part of the Sea of Green helped you compete?

Lauren: The Sea of Green has no idea how much they mean to us when we are out there competing. Looking up and knowing that you have that support system behind you is huge! It really helps you keep pushing when there is nothing left. I don’t know what I would do without the Sea of Green community!

Nichole: What workout would you be so happy to see at the CrossFit Games?

Lauren: A long ocean swim! I don’t think there is a specific workout, but maybe something with heavy deadlifts and handstand pushups.

Nichole: How do you mentally prepare yourself for competition?

Lauren: I visualize the workouts the night before, how I’m going to do every single rep and move throughout the workout. Positive thinking, good music, and mobilizing are essential.

Nichole: What is one tip you would give to someone who is looking to become a more competitive CrossFitter?

Lauren: Find a knowledgeable coach, surround yourself with good training partners who are going to push you every day, train your weaknesses, and have fun!

Nichole: How has becoming an Invicti helped you improve inside the gym and outside the gym?

Lauren: By being an Invicti, I have really embraced the mantra ‘Full Effort Is Full Victory,’ whether it is at school or in the gym. Whatever it is in my life, I will always work to do my best.

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Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Post a comment

The Invictus Veterans: Val Voboril and Josh Bridges!

The Invictus Veterans: Val Voboril and Josh Bridges!

The Invictus Veterans: Val Voboril and Josh Bridges! Interviews by Nichole DeHart The Incredible Val Voboril Val Voboril. There are not enough words I could use to describe the incredibleness of this woman. She is a full-time wife, mother, and teacher and is one of the most accomplished athletes in the CrossFit world. She is definitely no stranger to the CrossFit Games; this will be here fifth time competing as an individual at the Games (she had to sit out one year when she had her baby), she took third place on the podium at last year’s 2013 CrossFit Games and

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Post a comment
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The Honey Badger: Jacob Heppner

The Honey Badger: Jacob Heppner

The Honey Badger: Jacob Heppner Interview by Nichole DeHart You may have heard the name “Jacob Heppner” announced repeatedly during the North Central Regional as Jacob and two other athletes battled it out for the top three podium spots all weekend long. It was a close race up to the last event, and Jacob came out with a solid 2nd place at Regionals, earning himself his first trip to the CrossFit Games! Jacob was not banking on making it to Games this year; in fact, he and his fiancé are getting married a week before the big CrossFit Games weekend. So

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Your Must-Have Checklist for the 2014 CrossFit Games!

Your Must-Have Checklist for the 2014 CrossFit Games!

**REMINDER – Both Invictus Locations will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday through the weekend so that the Sea of Green can support Team Invictus, Josh Bridges, Lauren Fisher and the other Invictus athletes at the CrossFit Games. Read below on how to follow their progress.** Your Must-Have Checklist for the 2014 CrossFit Games! Written by Jaimie Bougie We are just three days away from the start of the 2014 CrossFit Games! What could be more exciting than carpooling up to Carson, California, with all of your friends to watch over a dozen amazing Invictus Athletes leave it all

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Post a comment
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Staying Relaxed and Having Fun: Regan Huckaby

Staying Relaxed and Having Fun: Regan Huckaby

Staying Relaxed and Having Fun: Regan Huckaby Interview by Nichole DeHart Regan Huckaby hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest region. This is her first time competing at the CrossFit Games, but I have no doubt this won’t be her last! Read on to learn a little more about your Oregonian Invicti! Nichole: How did you become a part of the Sea of Green? Regan: I attend CrossFit Hood River and Invictus has been doing our group programming for the past couple of years. About a year ago I started to follow the Invictus Competition Programming and I had heard nothing but

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Tips For Getting Your First Bar Muscle Up!

Tips For Getting Your First Bar Muscle Up!

Tips For Getting Your First Bar Muscle Up! Written by Heather Hippensteel Oh, the bar muscle up. It’s one of my favorite movements! If you are trying to get your first bar muscle up, here are some tips to help you get there. Now, before you try to attempt this, you should be proficient with kipping pull-ups, kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups, and dips. The bar muscle up is actually quite simple, considering how much momentum you can gain by using your hips. Maintaining a strong core throughout is key, because if you lose your midline, you’ll lose your momentum. When I

Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
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