Become an Invictus Athlete

The Importance of PEDs For Athletes
Written by Calvin Sun

“Simple disciplines repeated over time will create success. Simple mistakes repeated over time will create failure.” – Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

The Roman Empire wasn’t built in a day, nor did it fall in a day. In the book “The Slight Edge”, author Jeff Olson discusses how small but consistent actions and habits add up over time. Success, nor failure, ever happens overnight. If an athlete cuts corners in their training and their coach allows them to consistently make small mistakes,

What’s the Difference Between Kipping and Butterfly Pull-ups?
Written by Kirsten Ahrendt

I have a lot of athletes ask to learn “how to butterfly” their pull-ups. I find it helpful if people understand the basic positions that they’re moving through dynamically.

First Off…They’re Built the Same!

A big issue I see when people go to butterfly, is that they view it as an entirely different movement from regular kipping pull-ups. In reality, these two kipping styles are built on the same two foundational positions – hollow and arch. It’s the movement rhythm that changes when executing the two styles.

What It Really Means When You Say You’re “Too Busy”
Written by Calvin Sun

I’ve been coaching for over a decade and in that time I have heard my share of excuses from clients on why they don’t stick to their own commitments and goals. There seems to be one excuse in particular that I keep hearing over and over like a broken record. The excuse I’m referring to is typically some form of “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time”.

Do any of these statements sound familiar to you?

Give Yourself A Break
Written by Jackie Mulligan

My last post, No Sleep is No Joke, I invited you to join me as I give myself permission to be still and rest well in the new year. While everyone hustles off to the gym, makes ambitious to-do lists, tries to fit in that new hobby, I challenge us to question our motives and rest as hard as we plan to play. This post builds on my invitation and unpacks replicable steps you might take to improve your quality of rest.

No Sleep is No Joke! Why Adequate Sleep Matters to Health and Performance
Written by Jackie Mulligan

In my last post, “An Invitation to Stillness,” I wrote about the power of stillness in a culture that champions activity and productivity above all. Stillness for many means mindlessly browsing the internet, incessantly checking the news and social media, watching TV, or engaging in other forms of distraction that offer no rest for the brain and body.

Sometimes we make rest negotiable and other times we forget how to do it.