Congrats to Invictus Performance Blog follower, Chris M., on his 1st place finish at last weekend’s “Beltline Bash”!

Master This Rule to Master Your Full Potential
Written by Michele Vieux

The three most common nutrition questions – ‘What’s the best way to lose weight?’; ‘How can I build more lean mass?’; and ‘What is the fastest way to recover from exercise?’ – can all usually be answered in three simple words. Eat real food.

Nothing else you do or consume – extra workout sessions, supplements, weekly massages –

Pre-Workout Coffee Recipe for Early Morning Exercisers
Written by Michele Vieux

Looking for a way to get in some calories before you workout but can’t stand the thought of eating solid food so early in the morning? I’ve been loving my breakfast coffee recipe! Not only do I go to bed looking forward to waking up so I can enjoy it, it also keeps me satiated for 5-6 hours which is helpful when I’m on the floor coaching and don’t have time to eat. I’ve also found it gives me enough energy for my morning workouts without having to force myself to eat and without worrying about being too full or nauseous during my workout.

How to Stay Hydrated in the Heat
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published August 17, 2015)

It’s the middle of summer – it’s hot and you are sweating more than usual. Surely you are drinking at least the recommended eight glasses of water per day – but is that enough to make up for the extra fluid loss this time of year?

Under normal circumstances, eight ounces should be enough water to meet your needs as far as bodily functions go. Check out Coach Melissa’s blog post for a little more detail on this.

Behind the Scenes with the Mad Scientist at Heart: Calvin Sun
Podcast by Invictus Intern Misbah Haque (The Airborne Mind Show)

Calvin Sun is a Senior Coach and Director of Informational Products at Invictus Fitness. He has coached athletes to 12 national championships in the sport of powerlifting. As a competitive powerlifter himself, he has won two national titles in the 181lb raw weight class and formerly held two national records. Calvin is the co-author of the best selling book, The Invictus Mindset. He’s also written a book that takes an evidence based approach called Post-Workout Supplementation.

The Most Incredible Food You May Not Know About
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

When you were a kid, your mom always told you to eat your broccoli. Your mom was only half right. You should be eating your broccoli sprouts! Three-day-old broccoli sprouts contain as much as 50 times the amount of phytonutrients of the mature broccoli head. No need to chomp down endless bags of broccoli (unless you really want to) to get the awesome nutrients they provide. When it comes to sprouts, you get a much bigger bang for your buck.