Behind the Scenes with the Mad Scientist at Heart: Calvin Sun
Podcast by Invictus Intern Misbah Haque (The Airborne Mind Show)

Calvin Sun is a Senior Coach and Director of Informational Products at Invictus Fitness. He has coached athletes to 12 national championships in the sport of powerlifting. As a competitive powerlifter himself, he has won two national titles in the 181lb raw weight class and formerly held two national records. Calvin is the co-author of the best selling book, The Invictus Mindset. He’s also written a book that takes an evidence based approach called Post-Workout Supplementation.

5 Key Ideas from Dr. Andy Galpin’s Presentation on “Genetics vs. Performance”
Written by Calvin Sun

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Andy Galpin, professor of kinesiology and researcher at Cal State Fullerton, at our downtown Invictus location for his presentation titled “Genetics vs Training: What Determines Your Performance?”. Galpin’s team at CSU Fullerton is probably best known for their research in advanced methods of muscle fiber typing. You might recall that we featured a guest post by Invictus member and fellow research scientist,

5 Key Ideas from Dr. Andy Galpin’s Presentation on “Genetics vs. Performance”
Written by Calvin Sun

We recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Andy Galpin, professor of kinesiology and researcher at Cal State Fullerton, at our downtown Invictus location for his presentation titled “Genetics vs Training: What Determines Your Performance?”. Galpin’s team at CSU Fullerton is probably best known for their research in advanced methods of muscle fiber typing. You might recall that we featured a guest post by Invictus member and fellow research scientist,

Do You Mobilize Your Latae? You Should if You Have Tight Glutes
Written By Cat Blatner

Well, this is your tensor fascia latae (TFL) of course! This muscle is active during internal rotation of the femur. Often times athletes will have a hard time activating the glutes and achieving external rotation in the hips if this muscle is too tight and immobile. The TFL also attaches to the iliotibial band and can create pain in the knees if it is too restricted in movement. (See previous post about IT band tightness)

Try the above drill using a lacrosse ball to achieve movement in your TFL!

We are excited to host Dr. Andy Galpin this weekend at our Invictus Fitness – Downtown Location. Dr. Galpin is a Kinesiology Professor at Cal State Fullerton, an expert in muscle physiology and its applications to training, frequent guest on several podcasts including Barbell Shrugged, and a researcher of human performance at the cellular and molecular levels.

Join us Saturday, June 24th from 12 PM – 2 PM
“Genetics vs Training: What Determines Your Performance?”
Invictus Fitness – Downtown
1401 E Street
San Diego, California 92101

This talk is free and open to the public!