Thank you to everyone that showed up last night to run at the park.  The school had a playoff soccer game so we took our show on the road and had a great turn out.  I am thinking once it gets lighter outside we will be going mobile more often – what do you all think?

In case you missed it – we ran 1.5 miles, rested 5 minutes and did it again.  The goal was to be able to hold your pace and not deviate more than 1 minute from your first run,


YAY BURPEES!!!
Written by C.J. Martin

In case you hadn’t heard, the first workout for the CrossFit Games Open has been announced. The workout is:
Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
Burpees

YAY BURPEES!

Before you go forming an opinion about this workout, let me tell you what your opinion is. ☺ Seriously though, if you look on the interwebs you’re going to see some people complaining for one reason or another. But you can count me in as an advocate for this workout.

Are You Prepared for the 2012 CrossFit Games Season?
Written by C.J. Martin

The first workout for the 2012 CrossFit Games season will be announced on Wednesday, and the main event for Invictus athletes will be held on Friday night. The question is . . . are you ready?

Similar to last year, Invictus will be hosting weekly competitions on Friday night for all Invictus athletes hoping to compete/participate in the CrossFit Games Open. But this year we’ve brought in amazing catered food and great sponsors who have donated prizes that will be given out to Invictus athletes .


Should You Be Taking Branched-Chain Amino Acids?
Written by Calvin Sun

I have had a good number of questions lately from both athletes and coaches in our community on branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation. For several years now, BCAAs have been a hot topic amongst athletes, strength coaches, and fitness professionals. In that time, BCAA supplementation has become a mainstream practice for amateur and professional athletes alike. There are a variety of claims associated with BCAAs including increased lean muscle mass, improved recovery time, and increased strength.

What exactly are BCAAs?