How To Relieve Stress, Recharge Your Brain, And Get A Better Night of Sleep
Written by Calvin Sun

Have you ever let pre-competition anxiety keep from you getting a good night of rest? Or maybe stressing over an important meeting at work or a big interview kept you from getting enough sleep? Many years ago, the night before my first national-level powerlifting meet, I had the opportunity to experience this first hand. Between the time zone change, worrying about making weight in the morning, and the anticipation of competing at nationals, I found myself restless and unable to calm my mind.

How To Relieve Stress, Recharge Your Brain, And Get A Better Night of Sleep
Written by Calvin Sun

Have you ever let pre-competition anxiety keep from you getting a good night of rest? Or maybe stressing over an important meeting at work or a big interview kept you from getting enough sleep? Many years ago, the night before my first national-level powerlifting meet, I had the opportunity to experience this first hand. Between the time zone change, worrying about making weight in the morning, and the anticipation of competing at nationals, I found myself restless and unable to calm my mind.

What 50 Pounds of Pottery Can Teach Us About Success
Written by Calvin Sun

There’s a great anecdote from the book, “Art and Fear“, that illustrates the importance of focusing on quantity. The premise of the story is that on the first day of class, a ceramics teacher divides his students into two groups.

All the students on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, and all those on the right solely on quality. The grading rubric was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in a scale and weigh the work of the “quantity”

What 50 Pounds of Pottery Can Teach Us About Success
Written by Calvin Sun

There’s a great anecdote from the book, “Art and Fear“, that illustrates the importance of focusing on quantity. The premise of the story is that on the first day of class, a ceramics teacher divides his students into two groups.

All the students on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, and all those on the right solely on quality. The grading rubric was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in a scale and weigh the work of the “quantity”

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.