Oh What a Difference 10 Years Makes!
Written by “Krazy” Karen Martin (aka Team Mom)

As we prepare to send off our athletes to compete for our 10th year at the CrossFit Games, I became a bit sentimental thinking about all the amazing things that have happened over the years. I asked Jim (Pops) to dig up all the pictures and videos that he had stored over the last ten years. The memories came pouring in…

I remember CJ asking me in the spring of 2009, to see if I could find a few rooms for an event in Aromas.

How to Stretch One of the Hardest to Stretch Places: The IT Band
Video by Nuno Costa

This stretch is meant to be performed after your runs. Sometimes if too much volume is added too quickly, we’ve seen cases of IT Band Syndrome and the best way to get rid of this is by stretching. We have received questions from many athletes about how to target the IT band in a stretch – it can be difficult to pinpoint how to do this. Here are two of our favorite ways!

Standing IT Band Stretch
You can target the IT Band by stretching standing up: cross one leg over the other,

With 2 weeks to go until the 2018 CrossFit Games, Team Invictus Boston is ready for action. Join Kelsey, Tola, Breezy, and Nate as they make final preparations before heading out to Madison.

Hear how each Invictus Athlete is feeling before heading to the Games. What workout is on Kelsey Kiel’s ‘needs to improve’ list? How long are Tola’s daily warm-ups? Find out in this week’s video.

Episode 4 Invictus Boston Bringing the HEAT!



Watch Episode 3 Here

Invictus Boston Athletes Featured in This Video:

Kelsey Kiel,

Road to Games E4: Team Invictus Boston, Bringing the HEAT!

2 weeks to go until the 2018 CrossFit Games — Team Invictus Boston is ready for action.

On this week’s episode of Road to Games, join Kelsey, Tola, Breezy, and Nate as they make final preparations before heading out to Madison to compete in the ultimate Sport of Fitness.

Hear how each Invictus Athlete is feeling before heading to the Games. What workout is on Kelsey Kiel’s ‘needs to improve’ list? How long are Tola’s daily warm-ups? Find out in this week’s video.

Brush Up, Don’t Bang Out
Written by Sage Burgener

In our sport, there seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the hips and what their exact role is in our lifts.

It is very common for people to be hip dominant lifters. They think that in order to create acceleration on the bar, they need to BANG the bar off their hips.

While there is absolutely contact of the barbell and the hips, we want to think about the contact being more of a BRUSH UP rather than a BANG OUT.