Help Us Support Muscle Performance Research!
Written by Invictus Member Irene Tobias

Having recently escaped grad school this past spring armed with my PhD, I have started new work as a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Andy Galpin at Cal State Fullerton. I became familiar with Dr. Galpin’s work through listening to his awesome commentary on the most excellent podcast, Barbell Shrugged. When I looked further into his research, I realized that his methods for studying muscle at the cellular and molecular scales fit perfectly with all the experience I’d gained at grad school in biochemistry!

Please Help Us Move Mountains
Written by C.J. Martin

Jenny LaBaw is a two-time CrossFit Games athlete, an Invictus Athletes’ Camp coach, and a great friend. She also happens to be one of the 3 million people in the United States living with epilepsy. She works every day to push herself to reach her physical best while overcoming the challenges of seizures, and epilepsy hasn’t prevented her from accomplishing incredible feats. Her goal now is to inspire others to overcome the challenges of epilepsy, share their stories, improve their health and raise funds to find a cure.

Eight Suggestions for Succeeding
Written by Holden Rethwill

In my last post about my favorite book, Wooden, I discussed three ways to limit your success – whining, complaining, making excuses. Ok so we have what not to do. Now what should we do in order to be successful?

Sticking with the John Wooden theme, he gives us eight suggestions for succeeding. They are as follows:

1. Fear no opponent. Respect every opponent.

2. Remember, it’s the perfection of the smallest details that make big things happen.


The Problem With Like-Minded People
Written By Calvin Sun

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can be a powerful and positive thing to behold. For many, there’s a sense of camaraderie and an indescribable bond that can form when you have found yourself amongst your “tribe”. We can often observe it in communities and organizations where common values and a unifying mission are shared. We also witness it in the gym among groups of people who share similar interests and face the same struggles as they strive towards their goals. Surrounding yourself with only like-minded people might seem favorable at first glance,

Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Written by Amy Tran

Here’s a simple soup that warm and comforting. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, is healthy, and is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold day – or the perfect dish to make you pretend like it’s cold!

It tastes great on its own, topped with your choice of toppings (shrimp, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, or Italian sausage to name a few). Serve it as an appetizer, alongside a sandwich, or use it as a quick dish to bring along with you to a potluck.