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Finding Balance
Written by Invictus Athlete Josh Littauer

Have you ever been stand-up paddle boarding? Or gone out for spin in a canoe, kayak or any other small boat? What is the first thing you notice? It’s not steady. Right? You have to find the middle to get balanced and sometimes that’s not an easy task. There are hundreds of examples of this principle: tightrope walking, skiing, skateboarding, slacklining, cycling, and the list goes on. The point is, each of these things requires balance – no different than life.

Balance is one of those things that is hard to get and even harder to hold on to.

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Thruster Fix: Eliminate the Early Press
Written By Cat Blatner
(Originally Published on March 20, 2016)

Timing is everything when it comes to barbell cycling a thruster! Every time a thruster is programmed into a workout, I try to remind my athletes about timing.

The Early Press

A common fault that I have seen super constantly is pressing the barbell off of the shoulders before reaching full extension through the legs; i.e. performing a core-to-extremity violation. This is detrimental to the overall power output onto the barbell and can create a much more taxing movement as the arms now have to do much more work!

Coffee Enhances Performance
Written by Holden Rethwill

Raise your hand if you’re someone who doesn’t want anyone to talk to them until you’ve had your morning cup of coffee. I’m raising my hand as I type this (let me say, typing with one hand is not as easy as it may seem). For the millions of us who fall into this category, did you know that coffee, if used correctly, can be one of the most powerful pre-workout and performance enhancers out there?

Think about it…how many fillers and added products go into a typical pre-workout supplement?

Common Handstand Problems
Video by Travis Ewart
(Originally Published December 6, 2015)

Got handstand problems? Coach Travis and Invictus Athlete Heather Hippensteel cover some of the most prevalent problems CrossFitters exhibit in their handstand performances.

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