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Stop Failing Lifts

Stop Failing Lifts Written by Bryan Miller One reason why elite weightlifters are so good is that they “know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em”. Elite weightlifters know themselves well enough to recognize when they have reached their 1RMfor the day and the patience to step away from the bar. Too often in the gym I see athletes, who on a daily basis, try to work past their 1RM for the day. Most days that means ending their lifting sessions on a failure. Missed lifts are often due to poor movement patterns. If those poor movement patterns

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Thank You from Team Invictus

Nuno Costa What an amazing week – had the opportunity to compete in the The CrossFit Games for the 6th consecutive year and finally made it on the podium. I wanted to thank my amazing teammates for the full effort given in each and every workout this past week. Huge thanks to Invictus Sea of Green for their support – it was great looking in the crowd and seeing everyone cheering like crazy for us. Thank you to PurePharma and Xendurance for helping me stay in the best shape of my life. Big thank you to CJ Martin for helping

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The 2014 CrossFit Games Champs!

Your 2014 CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup Champions…Team Invictus!

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The 2014 CrossFit Games

Invictus is closed through the weekend for the 2014 CrossFit Games; we will reopen for our normal Monday morning schedule. This scheduling update is for both of our locations. Who to Watch Masters Cheryl Brost (Masters 40-44) John Mariotti (Masters 55-60) Rafael Guijaro (Masters 40-44) Bryan Wadkins (Masters 40-44) Karen Wilson (Masters 45-50) Christine Wells (Masters 45-50) Allen Duarte (Masters 50-54) Individuals Josh Bridges Jeff Evans Lauren Fisher Valerie Voboril Camille Leblanc-Bazinet Talayna Fortunato Michelle Kinney Amanda Schwartz Teams Team Invictus (Nuno Costa, Bryan Miller, Rasmus Wisbech, Heather Hippensteel, Ayo Anise and Melissa Hurley) Additionally, the Sea of Green congratulates and supports the

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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