A Fantastic Resource for Our Community: the Invictus Post-Workout Supplementation Book
(Foreword from the book)
Written by C.J. Martin

As a coach and business owner, two concepts have been instrumental in my professional growth:

1. I surround myself with individuals who are smarter than I am – and who have strengths and expertise in areas in which I am less comfortable.

2. I am open to learning and trying new concepts, but generally skeptical of their claims of success until we have experienced them first hand.

A Fantastic Resource for Our Community: the Invictus Post-Workout Supplementation Book
(Foreword from the book)
Written by C.J. Martin

As a coach and business owner, two concepts have been instrumental in my professional growth:

1. I surround myself with individuals who are smarter than I am – and who have strengths and expertise in areas in which I am less comfortable.

2. I am open to learning and trying new concepts, but generally skeptical of their claims of success until we have experienced them first hand.

The Complete List of Recommended Supplements
From Our Post-Workout Supplementation Guide
Written by Calvin Sun

If you’ve read our guide on post-workout supplementation, you know that I cover a variety of protocols to help optimize repletion, repair, and recovery for a variety of goals. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of all the products I suggest taking for any of the given protocols in the book. Bookmark this page as we’ll update it in the future with new product recommendations and additional supplements we think might help you perform your best.

How To Tape Your Hands
Written by Calvin Sun
(This article was originally published on June 2, 2009 – a good reminder for our newer athletes.)

Every CrossFitter has experienced a torn callus but I think it’s completely avoidable if you take the proper precautions. Perform callus maintenance regularly, don’t use too much chalk, and avoid workouts with hundreds of pull-ups. But what’s a CrossFit athlete to do when the inevitable tear happens? Taping your hands is certainly a good option. The problem I see is that most people have no clue on how to tape their hands.

Should You Be Taking Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)?
Written by Calvin Sun
(Originally Published February 19, 2012)

I have received a good number of questions lately from both athletes and coaches in our community on branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation. For several years now, BCAAs have been a hot topic amongst athletes, strength coaches, and fitness professionals. There are a variety of benefits associated with BCAAs including increased lean muscle mass, improved recovery time, and increased strength. Many of you have asked about the function and efficacy of BCAAs as well as recommend dosages for optimal results.