Become an Invictus Athlete

Top 3 Supplements To Improve Your Engine
Written by Calvin Sun

When it comes to supplements for improving athletic performance, there tends to be a focus on muscle building, testosterone boosting, and strength gains. While some of these supplements are certainly worth incorporating for any athlete looking to optimize their performance, there is one area that often seems to be poorly understood and altogether neglected by both coaches and athletes when it comes to supplementation. Conditioning, or your “engine” as it’s commonly referred to in the CrossFit world, is indisputably an essential component of athletic development.

Clear Mind, Strong Lift: What You Should Be Thinking to Improve Performance
Written by Invictus Member Rachel Ragosa

Everyone has had a day where their mindset impacted their workout. It is quite interesting how our mental state can have such a dramatic impact on our physical strength. When you come into the gym, it can be hard to put our responsibilities and worries out of your mind. Thankfully, there are some easy ways you can clear your head and be more present during your workout.

Meditation in the Morning

The most successful athletes typically have one thing in common;

3 Simple Exercises to Get Your Scaps Jacked
Video by Melissa Hurley

Healthy scaps equal healthy shoulders – especially if you spend any time with kipping movements. Start incorporating these three progressions into your warm-up or supplemental routine to see results with your posture, rid yourself of pain and dysfunction and progress much more quickly toward your strength and gymnastics goals.

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Try Some Squat Therapy to Improve Your Position and Focus
Written by Michele Vieux

Since most people don’t look like Calvin does in the video above when they squat, (but should) let’s take a moment to talk about how working some squat therapy into your life can help you not only achieve all the difficult positions of the squat, but also give you a focus point for each so that you can make more gains while lowering the risk of injury.

Squat therapy is not new but I venture to guess you don’t regularly work it into your routine,

Snatch Balance Points of Performance
Written by Gaje McDaniel

The main purpose of this drill is to practice our overhead position after transitioning from the turnover to the full squat. Many times athletes struggle with a strong lockout while transitioning to a full overhead squat, which in turn causes lack of weight being supported. If you’ve seen an athlete of Olympic power, performing any snatch work, their turnover and bar support overhead is fast and very strong.

Practicing the snatch balance can help you in many ways. By performing well with heavier weights can benefit our overall overhead strength (but may not always allow for speed).