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Blending vs Juicing

Blending vs Juicing Written by Kim McLaughlin In a previous post, Vegetables Are Death Defying Super Foods, we discussed the importance of consuming a huge amount of vegetables on a daily basis. Knowing how important this is, it’s good to get a little creative with how we consume veggies. Eating salads for every meal is not practical nor is it advised. One way to get some of those veggies in for that day is by juicing or blending. There’s a lot of hype around the health benefits of the “green juice” you get from liquefying vegetables. It’s at farmer’s markets,

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Do You Even Stache, Bro?

Do You Even Stache, Bro? Written by Zach Erick The Mustache: Some would say it is the ultimate symbol of physical strength and mental fortitude. When a Mo’ Bro walks in the room, you know what time it is – it’s time to shut the heck up and give your undivided attention to that beautiful man. The mustache demands respect. Have you ever seen anyone talk back to Cody Burgener? Exactly! In Movember (formerly November), the mustache symbolizes something much more important: the awareness of men’s health. The average life expectancy of a man is five years shorter than a

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Invictus Around the World!

Invictus Around the World! Written by Jaimie Bougie Here at Invictus, we are blessed with both an amazing in-house Sea of Green community and a worldwide Invictus following. We can’t begin to explain how much our community – near and far – means to us and we look forward to continue to grow with all of you going into the 2015 season. Thanks to all of the photos you’ve posted over the years on social media, we know that there are a lot of Invictus shirts spread out across the world. Because of how awesome you all are, we wanted

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Pre-Workout Carbs Aren’t for Everyone but Are They for YOU?

Pre-Workout Carbs Aren’t for Everyone but Are They for YOU? Written by Michele Vieux With so many pre-workout products out there all containing different formulas of carbohydrates and proteins, it can be confusing to many athletes as to what’s best to help them reach their goals. You may have heard that you should “carb up” before events and have probably even seen some elite athletes – and others – using carb-filled, pre-workout supplements along with sipping unknown concoctions during their workout routines and events. Some folks do need these products and should make sure to get in a dose of

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The Pressure of Being Upside Down

The Pressure of Being Upside Down Written by Melissa Hurley Have you ever gotten little dots around your eyes or on your face after doing a bunch of handstand push-ups in a workout? For me, any workout where I’m upside down for any length of time (handstand walks, HSPU, etc.), I can expect these little dots to appear. So, I did some research to see if I could uncover this small mystery and thought some of you might also be plagued by these dots. Here’s what I found…. These small dots are called petechiae. According to the Mayo website: ”They are

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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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