Become an Invictus Athlete

How To Push A Sled
Video by Hunter Britt

Sled pushes offer numerous benefits in so many different facets of fitness; this is a big part of why you have been seeing more of this type of training within the Invictus Athlete programs. Some athletes are training for more strength, others for endurance, and others are training to improve in all areas.

A common problem that athletes run into during training that incorporates sled pushes is the inability to move a heavy load continually. Setup, foot placement and positioning on the sled will make a huge difference in keeping the sled moving.

Maddy Myers: Athlete Phenom from CrossFit to Olympic Weightlifting
Interview by Nichole DeHart

Maddy Myers is not only a stud athlete, but also an exceptional student at UCSD. She juggles training competitively with a rigorous school schedule and still makes time to pursue other non-athletic or non-brainiac things that bring her happiness, like her love of baking. She has a quick wit about her that is often not seen in many youths, so we are very lucky to have her and her energy bouncing around the gym! She was kind enough to squeeze me into her schedule to do a short interview.

Invictus Endurance Program: What to Expect
Video by Nuno Costa

Want to become a more proficient runner? Need a boost in your aerobic engine?

The Invictus Endurance Program may be your ticket to running hard when it’s hard to run!

Our Invictus Endurance program, coached by Nuno Costa, focuses on improving your running capacity and has helped many beginner runners become elite in this sport! Coach Nuno Costa has been a head coach for CFHQ since the beginning of 2012, coaching Level 1 and Level 2 seminars all over the world and is a CrossFit Certified Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3).

Handstand Push-Up Negatives Explained
Video by Travis Ewart

Invictus Athlete gymnastics coach Travis Ewart discusses and demonstrates Handstand Push-Up Negatives, both to a deficit and without a deficit.

Handstand Push-Ups can be somewhat dangerous if an athlete is unprepared physically to hold their own body weight while in an inverted position, as they may lose tension during the descent of the movement and drop to their head.  Injuries can cause temporary or long-term damage to the neck and spine, so before chucking your body upside-down against a wall, it’s probably good practice to test the waters before diving in head first.

Jenny LaBaw: Move Mountains

We encourage everyone to sign up for the Move Mountains workout on October 19th! Jenny LaBaw is a dear friend of ours who inspires people all over the world. She is a phenomenal person and athlete who is brining awareness to epilepsy. Last year, she ran 500 miles in 30 days across the Colorado Rockies for epilepsy awareness and on October 19th, she is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the completion of her 500 miles. Please join in raising awareness for the 1 in 26 people who are living with epilepsy by coming together as a community!