Battling Injury: Using Pain for Personal Growth and Development
by Sarah Loogman

“Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Pain sucks. Injuries suck. If we let it, physical suffering can rob us of our own humanity – our identity in who we are. This is especially true of athletes but the scope of this concept extends far beyond just physical performance. Who we are and what we believe about ourselves is intricately connected to our physical being, regardless of the type of pain that we perceive.

Battling Injury: Using Pain for Personal Growth and Development
by Sarah Loogman

“Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Pain sucks. Injuries suck. If we let it, physical suffering can rob us of our own humanity – our identity in who we are. This is especially true of athletes but the scope of this concept extends far beyond just physical performance. Who we are and what we believe about ourselves is intricately connected to our physical being, regardless of the type of pain that we perceive.

Humble Pie: The Most Beneficial Meal of Your Day
Written by Invictus Athlete Josh Littauer

Ever sit down to a meal and really just being focused on getting to dessert? You know what I’m talking about, the kind of dessert you get up in the middle of the night to sneak a bite of, or eat for breakfast because you just don’t care. These desserts come in many forms. My personal favorite is a big piece of apple pie covered in a brown sugar crumble topping with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream (I know that’s too basic of me but I don’t even care).

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.

How to Escape a Negative Head Space
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

We have all been there. You are gearing up for a workout, and you begin to hear that little voice in your head, “Ugh, power cleans? I am so bad at those.” These negative thoughts may seem small, but they have the potential to completely destroy your workout. For many, the gym is a place where you can leave the world’s problems at the door and concentrate on your personal growth. It is crucial that you can compartmentalize these negative thoughts and instead,