How To Relieve Stress, Recharge Your Brain, And Get A Better Night of Sleep
Written by Calvin Sun

Have you ever let pre-competition anxiety keep from you getting a good night of rest? Or maybe stressing over an important meeting at work or a big interview kept you from getting enough sleep? Many years ago, the night before my first national-level powerlifting meet, I had the opportunity to experience this first hand. Between the time zone change, worrying about making weight in the morning, and the anticipation of competing at nationals, I found myself restless and unable to calm my mind.

How To Relieve Stress, Recharge Your Brain, And Get A Better Night of Sleep
Written by Calvin Sun

Have you ever let pre-competition anxiety keep from you getting a good night of rest? Or maybe stressing over an important meeting at work or a big interview kept you from getting enough sleep? Many years ago, the night before my first national-level powerlifting meet, I had the opportunity to experience this first hand. Between the time zone change, worrying about making weight in the morning, and the anticipation of competing at nationals, I found myself restless and unable to calm my mind.

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.

Are Pepper Supplements Hot or Hype?
Written by Calvin Sun

I recently received some questions regarding a new product on the market called “Burn” produced by supplement company Progenex. “Burn” comes in an interesting form factor, essentially a version of “pop rocks” candy, and features an active ingredient derived from peppers that you have likely never heard of known as dihydrocapsiate. The product is billed as both a weight loss supplement and a sports performance supplement by the manufacturer. In today’s article, I’ll provide a full breakdown of the supplement, discuss the validity of the product claims,

Are Pepper Supplements Hot or Hype?
Written by Calvin Sun

I recently received some questions regarding a new product on the market called “Burn” produced by supplement company Progenex. “Burn” comes in an interesting form factor, essentially a version of “pop rocks” candy, and features an active ingredient derived from peppers that you have likely never heard of known as dihydrocapsiate. The product is billed as both a weight loss supplement and a sports performance supplement by the manufacturer. In today’s article, I’ll provide a full breakdown of the supplement, discuss the validity of the product claims,