The Power of Positivity
Written by Cat Blatner

Our mind is a powerful thing. It can push to great heights or crumble under pressure depending on how we train it.

Everyone is capable of developing a strong mind, but it takes lots of practice and conscious thought before it will become a part of who we are. Everyday that we walk into the gym we should have a positive outlook on what we are about to do. Time to walk into the gym, get fit, have fun and walk away with our heads held high.

How Can I Strengthen My False Grip? 
Written by Cat Blatner

Many athletes struggle holding their false grip when they initially start learning how to do muscle ups. This can be a very frustrating position to be in as it can often feel uncomfortable if not used to the grip. So, here are a few tips to help strengthen that false grip position and get you more comfortable with it.

Kettlebell False Grip Carry

Working with Kettlebells can be a great way to increase your time in a false grip position.

How Can I Strengthen My False Grip? 
Written by Cat Blatner

Many athletes struggle holding their false grip when they initially start learning how to do muscle ups. This can be a very frustrating position to be in as it can often feel uncomfortable if not used to the grip. So, here are a few tips to help strengthen that false grip position and get you more comfortable with it.

Kettlebell False Grip Carry

Working with Kettlebells can be a great way to increase your time in a false grip position.

You Are Not a Pez Dispenser
Written by Cat Blatner

It’s important that we understand how to keep our spine in a neutral position while lifting weights. The spine is one of the most precious parts of our body and therefore we must protect it with all that we do. During heavy lifting or high volume lifting, it is important that we are not constantly putting our spine into compromising positions. (Excessive flexion or extension).

This is not just to be said about our lower spine, it also includes our Cervical spine (aka- your neck).

Attacking those Longer EMOMs
Written by Cat Blatner

If you follow the Invictus’ Competitor or Athlete program then you know exactly what I am referring to. The dreaded 30-minute EMOMs (every minute on the minute) that crush souls and make grown men flop on the floor at the 30-minute mark like they are dead, twitchy creatures that just completed an extended battle for their life. Sound dramatic? Well, you should see the aftermath.

You might ask..How does one push to that point? How can they look that miserable, be in so much physical pain and exhaustion but still push through?