The Kettlebell Swing Isn’t a Low Back Exercise
Written by Sarah Loogman

The kettlebell swing is one of the fundamental movements known to CrossFit. The kettlebell, along with the dumbbell, jump ropes, and bumper plates, are the grassroots cornerstone of CrossFit garage gyms before the Mecca of the CrossFit Games ever began or rose to global popularity. At some point, however, the vast majority of the community has come to the “acceptance” of kettlebell swings as a low-back exercise and burner. But this doesn’t have to, and should not, be the case. By understanding the proper bodily rotation and forces of performing a kettlebell swing,

The Kettlebell Swing Isn’t a Low Back Exercise
Written by Sarah Loogman

The kettlebell swing is one of the fundamental movements known to CrossFit. The kettlebell, along with the dumbbell, jump ropes, and bumper plates, are the grassroots cornerstone of CrossFit garage gyms before the Mecca of the CrossFit Games ever began or rose to global popularity. At some point, however, the vast majority of the community has come to the “acceptance” of kettlebell swings as a low-back exercise and burner. But this doesn’t have to, and should not, be the case. By understanding the proper bodily rotation and forces of performing a kettlebell swing,

Strengthen Your Foundation to Get Rid of Pain & Bad Movement Patterns
Written By Cat Blatner

Do you ever feel like you’re dealing with one ache or pain after another? Whenever an athlete comes to train with me and says they are dealing with any sort of injury, I like to look at the condition of that athlete’s feet! Why you ask? Because our feet are the foundation of almost everything we do and yet, they can still be neglected. It’s important to look at the stability you possess in each foot individually before diagnosing an injury or worse,

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training & How Will it Aid Recovery?
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini

With the increasing presence of blood flow restriction training in conversations surrounding physiotherapists and strength coaches, individuals are beginning to seek out applications for the method of training which may help them reach new levels of athletic performance.  In many competitive arenas; an athlete’s training volume is often limited by their ability to recover from their training sessions, not their desire to continue training. With elite athletes there are a handful of factors that influence recovery;

Myosin Heavy Chains and Muscle Fiber Type
Written by Invictus member Dr. Irene Tobias

In Part 1 of this post, we learned how myosin drives the molecular processes of muscle contraction. Now to expand on that knowledge to understand the differences between fast and slow twitch muscle fibers at the molecular level!

What are myosin heavy chains?

The myosin protein complex which forms the molecular motor that drives muscle contraction is composed of four component proteins: two heavy chains and two light chains, twisted around each other.