Become an Invictus Athlete

We Don’t Get Here Alone
Written by C.J. Martin

Grateful. After taking some time to reflect on the 2017 California Regionals, I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I look back on the weekend.

Last weekend was the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people. We were blessed to send 3 teams and 6 individual athletes from the gym to compete in Del Mar. Once the dust had settled on the weekend, Team Invictus (2nd place) earned its 9th consecutive trip to the CrossFit Games,

Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.

~Will Carleton

Bring on Regionals!
Written by Jenn Null

Our in-house Invictus Athletes have put in a ton of work over the past year. This weekend, they will be competing all weekend for their shot to make it to the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. We hope to see as many of you at the California Regional over the weekend, but if you are an out-of-towner, tune in online.

If you are joining us over the weekend, check out yesterday’s blog to find out more information on the tailgate, and the Friday schedule.

Dumbbell Overhead Squat: Exposing Mobility Sins in the Highest Level Athletes
Written by Dr. Michael Tancini

With single-arm dumbbell overhead squats at the CrossFit Regionals this year, you’re going to see some mobility holes exposed in some really awesome athletes.

The bottom position of a single-arm dumbbell overhead squat is an extremely demanding position to get into. The mobility and stability requirements for this position are huge. You’ve got to have the mobility to get into the position before you can even think about trying to be stable in the position.

The California Regional is fast approaching. In five days, our six individual athletes and three teams will head up to the Del Mar Fairgrounds to see how they stack up against the rest of the Region, in hopes to head to the CrossFit’s own Super Bowl/Stanley Cup/World Series, the Reebok CrossFit Games.

If you are a coach or a competitor, you know the amount of work these athletes put in throughout the year to get to the level of even qualifying for Regionals. Understanding the commitment and sacrifices these athletes have made, makes rooting them on that much easier.