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The Invictus 2015 Post-Games Bonfire Celebration!

Beach Bonfire
The Invictus 2015 Post-Games Bonfire Celebration!

Written by Michele Vieux

Fire, sand and marshmallows! What better way to celebrate the ending of another successful CrossFit Games season than a bonfire on the beach complete with S’mores? Join us on Friday, July 31st from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm for our Invictus Post-Games Bonfire Celebration on Coronado Beach!

If you’ve ever taken a trip to the Games with the Sea of Green, you know the awesome party we have at the hotel pool each night of the competition to celebrate both our athletes and our amazing community – you guys! We know a weekend trip to Carson isn’t possible for some of our members, so we’d like to bring the post-event feel home to San Diego for all our members to enjoy and as a THANK YOU for your support of our athletes throughout this entire season starting way back in February with The Open.

We plan to reserve one of the fire pits near the dog beach side and invite all of our Sea of Green and their friends and family to join us any time after 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.. Please bring your own chair or blanket and any beach games you’d like to play with your fellow Invicti, as well as any food and refreshments you may want to enjoy during our bonfire fun!

We’ll get you more specific information on the location once the event gets closer but for now, just save the date so you can take part in the best Invictus-hosted fire and marshmallow event ever!

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Post a comment

Your Must-Have Checklist for the 2015 CrossFit Games!

Your Must-Have Checklist for the 2015 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 and our Individual Invictus athletes at the CrossFit Games. Read below on how to follow their progress.** Your Must-Have Checklist for the 2015 CrossFit Games! Written by Jaimie Bougie We are just three days away from the start of the 2015 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 out on the floor?

Published on Sunday, July 19, 2015 | 2 Comments
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Kevin Simons: Back in Action

Kevin Simons: Back in Action

Kevin Simons: Back in Action Written by Jaimie Bougie It’s not very often that a Games athlete disappears from the scene for a season or two to only reappear stronger and faster than before. But that’s exactly what Invictus Athlete Kevin Simons did. In 2012, Kevin finished on the podium in the North West Regional, taking 2nd place overall to earn his first trip to the CrossFit Games. But after finishing 12 points behind Ryan Swobody at the 2013 Regional, Kevin ended the weekend in fourth place and missed a return trip to Carson. Fast forward to Kevin’s comeback season

Published on Friday, July 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Butterfly Ring Dips

Butterfly Ring Dips

Butterfly Ring Dips Written by Nicole Dehart I often get asked about cycling ring dips. People generally want to know either how to kip ring dips or what I consider the most effective kip style. Before we even talk about kipping ring dips, it is important to note that a person must have three or more strict ring dips before attempting any sort of kip. Anytime you add kipping to a movement, the volume increases as well as the demand to maintain the quality of the movement when performing it dynamically, all of which requires a great deal of strength.

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Maddy Myers: Making Waves at 18

Maddy Myers: Making Waves at 18

Maddy Myers: Making Waves at 18 Written by Jaimie Bougie While most seniors spend their final months of high school planning out spring break, ordering cap and gown and dreaming about prom, Invictus Athlete Maddy Myers had other things on her mind. Maddy, who turned 18 this past January, first appeared on the CrossFit scene at the beginning of this year when she competed in her first competition – the Kill Cliff East Coast Championships. Despite the nerves of competing alongside many of the veteran Games women that she has looked up to, Maddy channeled her excitement to hit a

Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 2 Comments
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How to Mobilize Your QL

How to Mobilize Your QL

How to Mobilize Your QL Written by Gaje McDaniel Sometimes superficial muscles can perform too well and sometimes they underperform. For instance, in a deadlift, if we are not actively using our glutes and hamstrings, our neurological instinct is to compensate with any other muscles that might be available. This can cause pain in our back indicated by internal muscles. One of the more common causes of back pain is the Quadratus Lumborum (QL), which sits exterior to your psoas major and connects to your twelfth rib on either side. It is capable of extending the lower back when contracting

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 4 Comments
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