Become an Invictus Athlete

Patellar Pain – Are We Properly Addressing the Issue?
Written by Michele Vieux

Do you suffer from persistent knee pain? Done physical therapy with limited results? Changed your training routine or life because of your pain? Well you are not alone.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common conditions limiting athletes. PFPS is often used as an umbrella term for abnormal patella tracking due to: decreased flexibility of the quadriceps, hamstrings, iliotibial band, and gastrocnemius; decreased strength of the quadriceps and hamstrings; joint laxity; deviations in patellar mobility and tilting;

The 2017 Invictus Athlete Open Prep Cycle is Here!
Written by C.J. Martin

The 2017 CrossFit Open is just around the corner. Are you ready?

Invictus coaches C.J. Martin and Tino Marini break down the plan for the 2017 Open Prep cycle on Invictus Athlete. Join Invictus Athlete to be as prepared as possible for the 2017 Open.

Click here to join the Invictus Athlete Open Prep Cycle!

We apologize that our live event had technical issues, but drop us a question to comments and we’ll answer it in a supplemental FB Live event this week.

3 Variations of Toes-to-Bar
Video by Travis Ewart

This video reviews a few different variations for executing toes-to-bar. Every athlete needs to practice different variations of toes-to-bar so that they know which style they prefer based on the workout. The 3 variations in the video are:

1) Straight Leg Swing

Make sure your hamstrings are prepped for this! This style of leg swing will carry much momentum through the forward swing. It also won’t require as much lat engagement as some of the other variations so, for higher volume toes-to-bar, this is a great option.

How to Build Toughness
Written By Bryce Smith

That unique ability to compensate for a lack of strength, skill, or ability usually comes from a little thing called toughness. If you are tough, you have the ability to overcome challenges and will have gained strength through adversity.

Toughness is having to be at your best when you are not feeling your best. It is internal discipline to not give in to that little voice in your head that is telling you to cave in when you are in a hot gym,

Features to Look for in Running Watches
Written by Nuno Costa

In a previous blog post, I covered how to calculate your pace zones. Now, I will cover which watches I recommend for helping you with following your pace zones while running.

You first need to determine what features are important to have since there are so many different watches out there. If you are a CrossFit athlete, you will most likely be fine with the simplest watch that covers your time, pace and distance. However, you will want a GPS watch that does all those things.