Partner T-Spine Stretch
Video by Nichole Kribs

We see very tight thoracic spines in almost everyone who walks through our door. This is due to a combination of lifestyle, lack of awareness and even weakness through the upper back. Ideally, we want rotation through the thoracic spine and stability in the lumbar spine but we often see the opposite with people, which can lead to back pain.

The drill above is a great way to open up the thoracic spine in preparation for the workout ahead or to just feel more ‘open’.

Try this:
While you are being stretched,

Partner T-Spine Stretch
Video by Nichole Kribs

We see very tight thoracic spines in almost everyone who walks through our door. This is due to a combination of lifestyle, lack of awareness and even weakness through the upper back. Ideally, we want rotation through the thoracic spine and stability in the lumbar spine but we often see the opposite with people, which can lead to back pain.

The drill above is a great way to open up the thoracic spine in preparation for the workout ahead or to just feel more ‘open’.

Try this:
While you are being stretched,

3 Drills for Kipping Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
Written by Nichole Kribs

I have worked with several people who have great kipping pull-ups but struggle to get their chest to the bar for kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups. Does that sound like something you’ve struggled with? If so, then read on for my top three drills to help you achieve kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups.

Drill #1: Banded Push-Away Drill

Place a band at the top of the pull-up bar. Use assistance to place one leg into the band and pull yourself up so your chest touches the bar.

3 Drills for Kipping Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
Written by Nichole Kribs

I have worked with several people who have great kipping pull-ups but struggle to get their chest to the bar for kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups. Does that sound like something you’ve struggled with? If so, then read on for my top three drills to help you achieve kipping chest-to-bar pull-ups.

Drill #1: Banded Push-Away Drill

Place a band at the top of the pull-up bar. Use assistance to place one leg into the band and pull yourself up so your chest touches the bar.

Tips & Tricks for Avoiding Shoulder Fatigue During Wall Ball Shots
Videos by Nichole Kribs

Have you ever experienced shoulder fatigue during wall ball shots? I know, this sounds like an oxymoron but if you train with Invictus, you know we do a lot of work to get our athletes legs strong so that means, when it comes to wall ball shots, high reps can often mean shoulder fatigue sets in before leg fatigue.

Oftentimes, shoulder fatigue sets in when an athlete holds their arms overhead after they release the medicine ball. With a high rep wall ball workout,