Recipe for a Happy Handstand Push-Up
Written By Cat Blatner

We see kipping movements all the time in the sport of CrossFit. Between kipping pull-ups, ring dips, muscle-ups, handstand push-ups and toes-to-bar. These movements, when properly trained for, are great ways to condition your body under intensity. However, if our shoulders are not yet strengthened to endure such aggressive movement, kipping can really be damaging. And the case of handstand push-ups, our spine as well as our shoulders can become injured.

It is very important that we have strict movement in our gymnastics ability before we start adding momentum to the movement.

Creating Torque Through Internal Rotation
Video by CJ Martin and Julien Pineau

Over the years the CrossFit community has given a lot of attention to the concept of creating torque through external rotation, but little has been mentioned regarding the benefits of creating torque through internal rotation. C.J. Martin and Julien Pineau discuss the topic and when athletes should be creating tension through internal rotation to lift heavier loads more efficiently and safely.

Choosing Your Support System
Written by Holden Rethwill

In my post, Strength Made Possible by Vulnerability, I discussed the importance of having a strong support system and how having one can increase confidence, help you stay on track to achieve your goals, and can pick you up if you ever fall off that path.

Now we will take a look at how we choose people for our support system, and why I believe that everyone has the opportunity to have one.

I’m sure some people read that and think I’m crazy.

Fun with Furniture Sliders – Wheelbarrow Walk
Written by Michele Vieux

Are you limited on space, equipment or time? Need some ideas for travel workouts? Maybe you’re just looking for something new to incorporate into your routine. Behold, the furniture slider! It’s not just for moving furniture anymore! These babies are inexpensive, take up only a sliver of space in a suitcase, and pack a punch when it comes to the things you can do with them.

Today’s exercise is the Furniture Slider Wheelbarrow Walk. Benefits of this exercise are shoulder strength and stability,

Overcoming Any Obstacle – An Interview with Amy Riback
Written by Kim McLaughlin

I have had the pleasure of working with Invictus member, Amy Riback, for the last seven months as a semi-private client and I have yet to meet a more positive, spunky, fun and driven individual. The things that Amy has accomplished both inside and outside of the gym in the short period of time I have known her are inspiring. I had the chance to ask Amy a few questions about her life and her time at the gym before she took off for her new adventure in Dallas,