Tonight I Will Be In My Bed
Written by Holden Rethwill

A mantra can be a powerful tool. It can keep you going when the crap hits the fan. Using a positive mantra during a difficult workout can help keep out those negative thoughts – the ones that make you want to slow down, rest, or even stop.

Reading through one of my books earlier this week I came across a new quote that I wanted to share. The credit goes to Chris Sacca (entrepreneur and guest on Shark Tank) from the book “Tools of Titans” written by Tim Ferriss. The mantra he discussed is, “when the going gets tough, tonight I will be in my bed.” In short, tonight I will be in my bed.

I think this is perfect for our sport. No matter how painful a workout may be, or how much discomfort you may be in, it is only temporary. Tonight you’ll be at home, eating dinner, and sleeping in your bed. Push through the pain, and before you know it, it’s over.

I think this is a phenomenal mantra that can be applied not only to CrossFit, but to all aspects of life. Pain and discomfort are temporary. Reminding yourself that you’ll be in your bed is a great way to keep that in perspective. It just might help you push through that discomfort knowing that it won’t last forever.

Next time you’re in the middle of a tough workout, maybe one of those nasty EMOM’s CJ likes to program, remind yourself that the discomfort is only temporary. Tonight I will be in my bed.

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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.

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!

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).