4 Ways Yoga Aids in Active Recovery
Written by Michele Vieux with Invictus Member Sheila Higgins

Yoga practices can have many different foci including mobility, flexibility, stability, breathing, developing awareness and sense of presence, mind-body awareness, and more. But probably more importantly for CrossFit athletes during this time of year – the focus on yoga for active recovery is essential for helping muscles recuperate and giving the central nervous system time to downregulate, allowing them to perform again – either in repeating this week’s Open workout or to prepare to hit it again hard when next week’s is announced.

How to Change Your Body’s Chemistry Based on How You Think
Written by Michele Vieux

You probably know that what we eat, when we sleep and how we exercise can change our physiology and determine how our bodies react. But did you know that what we think can also cause chemical modifications in our bodies, directing them how to behave?

How What You Think Becomes Chemistry
The function of the mind is to create unity between what we believe and the “reality” that we experience. For example,

How to Change Your Body’s Chemistry Based on How You Think
Written by Michele Vieux

You probably know that what we eat, when we sleep and how we exercise can change our physiology and determine how our bodies react. But did you know that what we think can also cause chemical modifications in our bodies, directing them how to behave?

How What You Think Becomes Chemistry
The function of the mind is to create unity between what we believe and the “reality” that we experience. For example,

Girl Scout Rejection Strategies
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published March 1, 2016)

Rejection is a part of life and at this time of year, it is especially important for everyone to embrace. It is important for you, as the consumer with a body composition goal, to learn to comfortably reject the temptation to purchase and eat Girl Scout cookies so you don’t blow your diet (and your pocket book now that the price is over $5 per box).

And, it is important to teach the girls selling the cookies that being young and cute doesn’t mean you get everything you want.

A Case Against Mixed Grip Deadlifts
Written by Michele Vieux

It’s a stronger grip hold than the traditional, double-overhand (pronated) grip and most athletes are able to lift more weight while using it – two strong cases for using the mixed grip (one hand pronated and one hand supinated) for the deadlift. But are those enough to risk imbalance and injury – two strong reasons NOT to habitually use this grip in your training?

I had the pleasure of recently attending one of Julien Pineau’s Strongfit seminars and there were many eye-openers in his theories that I have been able to use to make meaning of certain circumstances with my own body that,