Toes-to-Bar Mount
Video by Travis Ewart

How hard are toes-to-bar? Well, it depends on how difficult you make them…

At Invictus Gymnastics we have seen so many great athletes struggle on many gymnastics movements in the gym and competition, and toes-to-bar is no exception. Difficulty of the toes-to-bar can escalate quickly if your body is swinging in a rhythm that isn’t supported by physics and balance, but rather raw strength. Though we may pride ourselves on how strong we are, there is no reasonable excuse for doing things the harder way when trying to complete a speedy task.

The Most Revealing Test in CrossFit
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

There are plenty of “tests” in CrossFit. There are lifts to test our overall strength, WODs to test our aerobic capacity, skills to test our gymnastics. But as a CrossFit coach and athlete, there is one test in particular that I hold in the highest regard. This test is given nearly every day we walk in the gym – it reveals mindset and character. The test is simple…

What does an member/athlete do when their WOD is over?

I’ve coached for nearly 4 years,

The Most Revealing Test in CrossFit
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

There are plenty of “tests” in CrossFit. There are lifts to test our overall strength, WODs to test our aerobic capacity, skills to test our gymnastics. But as a CrossFit coach and athlete, there is one test in particular that I hold in the highest regard. This test is given nearly every day we walk in the gym – it reveals mindset and character. The test is simple…

What does an member/athlete do when their WOD is over?

I’ve coached for nearly 4 years,

Never Satisfied, or Never Happy?
Written by Holden Rethwill

The beauty of CrossFit is that there’s always something we can improve on. Whether it’s strength, aerobic capacity, gymnastics, mobility, etc. we are constantly working and striving to adapt our bodies into the fittest version of ourselves. It’s truly amazing when you think about it. That said, at the same time this creates, in my opinion, one of the greatest problems with CrossFit.

By training every day to become the best versions of ourselves, we often fall into the trap of being “never satisfied.” Why place that in quotations?

Never Satisfied, or Never Happy?
Written by Holden Rethwill

The beauty of CrossFit is that there’s always something we can improve on. Whether it’s strength, aerobic capacity, gymnastics, mobility, etc. we are constantly working and striving to adapt our bodies into the fittest version of ourselves. It’s truly amazing when you think about it. That said, at the same time this creates, in my opinion, one of the greatest problems with CrossFit.

By training every day to become the best versions of ourselves, we often fall into the trap of being “never satisfied.” Why place that in quotations?