Become an Invictus Athlete

The Importance of Posting Your Results
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

Posting our training results can often be perceived as more frightening than rewarding. We have to post what we aren’t good at and what we struggle with, possibly along with other athletes who are posting amazing results (in our eyes). But approaching posting your results this way will only hinder you. Why?

Well, there are numerous benefits to posting, many more benefits compared to not posting. Let me name just a few.

Programming – It helps the coaches to know how you all are doing with the program. Adjustments are made to future training days if we see responses like ‘my shoulders haven’t recovered’ or ‘my glutes are still so sore from those lunges’. It also helps to see if the program is working for the group as a whole. If there aren’t any results to look over then we won’t know how well the program is working.

Community – Posting your results helps build up the community. Every post you make gives encouragement to someone else to post their results. Then, commenting on others posts with encouraging words or feedback continues to make our community even stronger and builds the morale.

Feedback – Receiving feedback from the coaches or fellow athletes help you become better and you’ll only receive feedback if you post your results.

So, please post your times to the blog for all the above reasons! It helps build community and creates bonds as athletes, which are very valuable when training alone (which many of you are).

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Maddy Myers’ 122kg/269lb Clean & Jerk at 2017 Junior Worlds
Video by HookGrip

20 year-old Maddy Myers (63kg) clean and jerking a new Junior American Record of 122kg/269lb at the 2017 Junior Worlds! This also set a Junior American Record in the total with 213kg, beating her own 209kg total from April 2016. This was shot at too slow of a frame rate for super smooth slow mo, but we included a slow mo version anyway.

Invictus International Athlete Camps: August 18-20 & August 24-26, 2017
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

I am excited to announce that we are headed international! We are taking the Invictus Athlete crew to CrossFit Amsterdam and CrossFit Alioth. We are looking forward to meeting new people and sharing our camp abroad!

Registration is simple…just click here: Sign Me Up For the Invictus Athlete Camp

The Invictus Athletes’ Camp

Invictus has established a reputation for excellence in preparing athletes for the sport of CrossFit. Invictus has qualified an affiliate team to the CrossFit Games nine consecutive years (one of only two gyms to do so).

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,

Volume or Intensity?
Written by Invictus Athlete Josh Littauer

As a CrossFit coach, I have been approached several times recently by athletes with the question,“What else can I add in on top of my normal CrossFit class?” or “Can you make up extra stuff for me to do outside of the gym so I can get more work in?” These questions are raising an interesting topic that will take us back to the original intent of CrossFit.

The Current Trend – Desire to Increase Volume

There seems to be a trend happening in CrossFit boxes around the country and among many CrossFit athletes that an increase in volume will expedite the fitness process.