Brute Strength Podcast: The Invictus Mindset ft. CJ Martin
Originally Posted on the Brute Strength Podcast Page

This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing CJ Martin, the mastermind behind CrossFit Invictus. As a coach CJ believes that the psychology of sport and fitness play a vital role in any program. This year we’ll see 3 teams and 6+ individuals at Regionals all coming out of CrossFit Invictus. In this episode we’ll be getting into a few of the things that have lead CJ and his brand to new heights as well as a few takeaways for athletes and gym owners including developing a competitor mindset,

Do You Know How to Burn More Calories in Less Time?
Written by Mark Riebel & Remastered by Michele Vieux
(More Bang for Your Buck and The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone Originally Published September 14 & 15, 2009)

If you’re like most people who are balancing a hectic schedule, you probably don’t have a ton of time to spend in the gym. Or maybe you are looking to get more bang for your buck because you’ve hit a weightloss plateau in with your usual cardio routine.

Strong & Beautiful: How Weightlifting Is Improving the Self-Image of Women
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

It is well established that the media portrays the ideal woman as much more slender than is achievable for most. Depending on a woman’s body type, a model-like weight isn’t just a difficult goal; it can be downright unhealthy. In the last several years, there has been a shift in the way women are viewing their bodies. Increasing popularity in sports like CrossFit has put a spotlight on strong women. More and more women are discovering that lifting heavy not only improves their health but also their self-confidence and the way they perceive their body.

Crawl Before you Run
Written by Holden Rethwill

In today’s society people are always wanting the next big thing. The latest and greatest item on the market. We can make this same argument about the sport of CrossFit.

With social media at the helm, we are constantly seeing high caliber games athletes posting about some of the crazier things they are able to do. Whether it’s a PR lift, upper level gymnastics, insane metcon after metcon after metcon, etc., your everyday viewer sees this and instantly wants it. They begin to think that’s exactly what they need to be doing if they are to ever get to that level.

Three Easy Ways to Strengthen the Posterior Chain 
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

Most athletes are familiar with the posterior chain and the need for it to be strong. The glutes and hamstrings are prime movers and create much of the explosive power needed in athletics. Not only does having a strong posterior chain help with power output but a weak posterior chain is a precursor to injury. It is vital to have a strong posterior chain if you want to continue to progress as an athlete.

We have seen a huge increase in elite level CrossFitters who have spent considerable time strengthening their posterior chain.