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Fearing The Weights?

Fearing The Weights? Written by Former Invictus Coach Sage Mertz If I had to pick the two questions that I have been asked the most in all my years of coaching, they would be: Question #1: “How can I fix my snatch”? Question #2: “What can I do to get past my fear of the weights”? The answer to Question #1: That’s what she said. The answer to Question #2 takes a little more time to cover. The first, and most important thing I have to say about fear is that you’re not alone. If you think you’re the only

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Health Benefits Abound in Bone Broth

Health Benefits Abound in Bone Broth Written by Michele Vieux The name ‘bone broth’ may sound repulsive to you but once you realize that it’s just soup broth of the highest quality, you’ll be rushing to the store to gather the ingredients to make your own to enjoy. A sip a day can really keep the doctor away by preventing and treating illness, especially those related to gut health and cold and flu viruses [1]. Have you ever made a stock (bone broth) from scratch only to have it gelatinize in the fridge once it’s cooled? That’s exactly what you

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The Trifecta of Stink

The Trifecta of Stink Written by Zach Erick The beauty of human movement can sometimes be the best part of being a CrossFit Coach. As I look around the gym, kettlebells are swinging, runners are running, thrusters are…thrusting? While I walk through the rows of athletes repping out any given movement as fast as possible, it hits me. Almost as if Hades, the God of the Underworld and the Dead, opened his gym locker and an unholy stench pours out. The foul stench I’m talking about is very distinct. A combination of body odor, mildew, and Axe body spray. I

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Sleep & Body Composition

Sleep & Body Composition Written by Nichole DeHart Many of you know how important sleep is. You can feel the effects that little sleep can have, like grogginess, lack of energy and poor reasoning abilities. Getting little or poor sleep can also contribute to a higher body composition and can put up a nasty fight with you when trying to lose weight. But do you know why? Well, I turned to some research by Charles Poliquin to find out more about how sleep affects your body composition. If you haven’t heard of this guy, then immediately after reading this post,

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The Sea of Green and the Three Wise Men Tribute

The Sea of Green and the Three Wise Men Tribute Written by C.J. Martin Saturday was one of my proudest days as a gym owner. In the nearly 6 years that Invictus has been opened, we have had some extremely cool moments – including winning an affiliate cup championship at the 2014 CrossFit Games – but what makes me most proud of the Invictus community is the character our members repeatedly demonstrate. Saturday was a perfect example of their selfless generosity in support of others. More than 50 Invictus members spent hours of their time on Friday and Saturday volunteering

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Kick Up and Push it, Push it Real Good!

Kick Up and Push it, Push it Real Good! Written by Melissa Hurley Time to kick it! Besides the cartwheel, kicking upside down may be the most fun way to get inverted. I hope that you have all mastered the hollow body and active shoulders we discussed in Week One of “Being Upside Down” and gotten more comfortable being upside down by practicing your wall climbs and headstands. Let’s move on to the quick and versatile kick-up. The Kick-Up Begin with the wall kick-up so you have the wall to catch your feet. Stand tall with your arms next to your

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7 Tips on Ruling Your Diet!

7 Tips on Ruling Your Diet! Written by Bryce Smith Here are my seven rules on how to keep you in the game and off the injured list – not only for the short term, but for seasons on end. Chow down while following these simple rules and be well on your way to your most healthy you! Rule 1: Eat the way we were evolved to eat. If it can go bad, then it’s good for you. If it can’t go bad, then it’s probably not very good for you. When food cannot go bad, it is usually full

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No One Fights Alone

No One Fights Alone Written by Cat Blatner I feel very fortunate this morning. I was able to wake up in a comfortable bed, completely healthy, call my mom, get ready for my day, taking a shower with warm water, eat a healthy meal and make myself some coffee; all things that are so simple, yet overlooked and so easily taken for granted – because it’s our everyday routine. Yet, for some, this simple, everyday “routine” isn’t the case. The everyday routine to some includes waking up in a hospital bed, or waking up with a chemo concoction with breakfast,

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Are One of These 5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals?

Are One of These 5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals? Written by Michele Vieux Everyone seems to have a reason or excuse as to why they don’t look as good and feel as good as they’d like and many people seem to think that their situation is somehow different from everybody else’s who seem to be on track toward their goals. But actually, it’s each individual’s actions – or lack thereof – that determine if they will successfully attain their goals or if they will fall victim to one of these five limiting factors. Limiting factors can be

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The Invictus Athletes’ Camp is Going to Hawaii!

The Invictus Athletes’ Camp is Going to Hawaii! Written by Nichole DeHart We are taking our Invictus Athletes’ Camp to Hawaii! We are heading to Honolulu on November 7th through November 9th to host our next Invictus Athletes’ Camp at CrossFit 808. If you haven’t heard about our Camps yet, please read on! In just five years, Invictus has established a reputation for excellence in preparing athletes for the sport of CrossFit. The Invictus affiliate team has finished in the Top 5 at the CrossFit Games four of the last six years (Top 15 in 2011, and 7th in 2013 – damn

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