Become an Invictus Athlete

Our Top 3 Supplements For Joint Pain
Written by Calvin Sun

Is your training program taking a toll on your joints? Or perhaps the ravages of time have begun to catch up to your orthopedic health? If you’re experiencing joint pain or soreness, you might be tempted to reach for a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like aspirin, ibuprofen (known on the street as Advil or Motrin) or naproxen (aka Aleve).

In a previous blog post titled, “The Case Against NSAIDs”, I discussed why ibuprofen, aspirin, and other similar drugs might not be ideal when it comes to managing inflammation in a health-conscious athlete.

Top Ten Lessons I’ve Learned from Invictus
Written by Invictus Member Toby B
(Originally Published July 22, 2012)

1. It’s okay to fail. Two years ago, in my very first group class, Michele taught me how to bail out of a back squat, and then made me lift heavy enough to have to practice it. Knowing I could fail safely (and with full support from the people around me) made it possible for me to take calculated risks instead of staying in my comfort zone, and to learn from my mistakes instead of fearing them.

Deadlift 101: The Pull
Video by Hunter Britt

Many wonder how to most efficiently pull in the deadlift. In this follow up video to Deadlift 101: The Set-Up, Hunter explains the three components to the pull – push, rock and pull. Put these three things into practice and watch your deadlift numbers increase.

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Deadlift 101: The Set-Up
Video by Hunter Britt

Do you struggle with the set-up of the deadlift? Perhaps you are someone who never feels your hamstrings engaged when you start to deadlift. Maybe you have trouble replicating the same strength in your pull off the ground every time? Or, perhaps you are someone who’s clean and deadlift set-up look exactly the same. If this is the case, then watch the video above on how to properly set up for the deadlift.

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The Importance of PEDs For Athletes
Written by Calvin Sun

“Simple disciplines repeated over time will create success. Simple mistakes repeated over time will create failure.” – Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

The Roman Empire wasn’t built in a day, nor did it fall in a day. In the book “The Slight Edge”, author Jeff Olson discusses how small but consistent actions and habits add up over time. Success, nor failure, ever happens overnight. If an athlete cuts corners in their training and their coach allows them to consistently make small mistakes,