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Meal Prep Strategies

Meal Prep Strategies

Meal Prep Strategies Written by Michele Vieux There’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “The more you cook, the better you look”. Unless you have a personal chef working out of your kitchen, it’s the only way to take charge of your nutrition and health. It’s really not as difficult as you may think to plan out meals and prepare your own food. Here are some ideas to help you get started. Massive Meal Prep Parties Many folks choose to cook all their meals on one or two days each week – Sunday and Wednesday for example –

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Written by Invictus Member Bryan Babbitt We have all seen the pink ribbons and know that pink stands for breast cancer, but did you know that teal is the color for ovarian cancer? September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and during this month, millions of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters and family members of those diagnosed will rally to raise awareness and fight ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cancer causing death in women. In America alone, in 2015, it is estimated that 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and

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There Is No Hiding In the World of CrossFit

There Is No Hiding In the World of CrossFit

There Is No Hiding In the World of CrossFit Written by Bryce Smith My favorite thing about CrossFit is that you cannot hide. When you are absolutely awesome at something, everybody knows it and it really shows. The same holds true when you are not so awesome at something. That is where you see one’s true colors shine. Every competitive athlete has had a few interactions with that thing called adversity and you can tell a lot about a person in those moments. We see athletes fall apart all the time but we have also seen athletes kick adversity’s door

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Are You Sitting Too Much?

Are You Sitting Too Much?

Are You Sitting Too Much? Written By Bryce Smith You spend hours upon hours during the course of a week working on your mobility, yet your mobility is not improving as rapidly as you would like. In particular, you have found that you are extremely tight in your hips and your upper back. What could potentially be the cause of this constant tightness? Let’s say you spend half an hour both before and after your training sessions working on mobility and you train an hour a day, four or five days a week. That sounds like a pretty standard training

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New and Improved Invictus Athletes’ Camp – October 23-25, 2015

New and Improved Invictus Athletes’ Camp – October 23-25, 2015

New and Improved Invictus Athletes’ Camp – October 23-25, 2015 Written by C.J. Martin I am excited to announce that our next Invictus Athletes’ Camp will be held at Behemoth CrossFit in Cypress, Texas (just outside of Houston) on October 23-25, 2015. We have recently made some exciting additions to our Athletes’ Camp staff and curriculum, and we’re looking forward to sharing this new content for everyone who can join us in Houston in October. Please get yourself signed up as soon as possible! Registration is simple…just click here: Sign me up for the Invictus Athletes’ Camp! The Invictus Athletes’ Camp Invictus has

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Welcome Julien Pineau to the Invictus Family

Welcome Julien Pineau to the Invictus Family

Welcome Julien Pineau to the Invictus Family Written by C.J. Martin Coaches, like athletes, need to surround themselves with individuals who push them to be their best, and force them to do some uncomfortable things in order to grow and progress. I am excited to announce that the newest member of our coaching team is one of the smartest coaches I have collaborated with, and has already made a positive impact on the Invictus staff and our athletes. Please welcome Julien Pineau! Julien and I began working together several years ago as the support team for CrossFit Games athlete Valerie

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Midsummer Weeknight Meal Recipe

Midsummer Weeknight Meal Recipe

Midsummer Weeknight Meal Recipe Written by Michele Vieux It’s that time of year where you don’t want to turn on an oven to have a hot meal. But no worries – you don’t have to with this grillrific idea! There is no reason you can’t turn your grill into a stovetop or an oven. In today’s recipe, we will be using it as a stovetop to cook up some rainbow chard with grilled pork chop in a midsummer weeknight meal recipe. Grilled Chop & Chard Recipe (serves one) Ingredients 1 pork chop (don’t be afraid to go with the tasty,

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Are You Wasting Time in the Gym?

Are You Wasting Time in the Gym?

Are You Wasting Time in the Gym? Written by Bryce Smith Strength coach and author, Dan John, has helped me to understand that training is like a sandbag with a hole in it. He says that the moment you enter the gym, your sandbag begins losing sand [1]. Thinking about this will help add quality to your training and make your sessions shorter and more concentrated with value. Do you show up for your sessions and talk with your peers for ten minutes, ride an assault bike slowly for another ten minutes while your pre-workout sets in, foam roll for

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How to Stay Hydrated in the Heat

How to Stay Hydrated in the Heat

How to Stay Hydrated in the Heat Written by Michele Vieux It’s the middle of summer – it’s hot and you are sweating more than usual. Surely you are drinking at least the recommended eight glasses of water per day – but is that enough to make up for the extra fluid loss this time of year? Under normal circumstances, eight ounces should be enough water to meet your needs as far as bodily functions go. Check out Coach Melissa’s blog post for a little more detail on this. But there are also a few external factors that need to

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Squatting for Mass

Squatting for Mass

If we want to train big muscle groups, we need to train them in ways that the body is meant to move. The squat can help you get bigger faster, by activating the largest muscle groups in the body while forcing the torso to stabilize large amounts of weight. Greater functional mass leads to greater performance through increased strength and resiliency. Squatting helps athletes jump higher, become more mobile, and improves sport-specific skills like holding your ground on the pitch, court or field. To gain mass, an athlete must gradually increase the amount of weight on the bar. Additionally, athletes

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