Become an Invictus Athlete

What Is Your Main Event?
Written by C.J. Martin
(Originally published February 17, 2013, and updated for the upcoming 2016 season)

Should you be performing each of the Open workouts multiple times during each week of the Open?

Well . . . it depends.

In my perfect world, the answer would be “no.” But I have come to accept that it’s not quite that black and white. CrossFit is an extremely competitive sport, and if I want to give my athletes the best chance at winning,

Butterfly Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups: A Simple How To Guide
Written by Nichole DeHart

We get many requests from people asking how to either improve their butterfly chest-to-bar pull-ups or, simply, how to get even one butterfly chest-to-bar pull-up. This is a great movement to master because it will not only speed up your pull-ups but, when done properly and efficiently, it will actually be a period of rest during a workout (for real, ask any high level competitive athlete and most of them will say their pull-ups are a rest for them).

So, how can you become a butterfly chest-to-bar pull-up master Jedi?

The Importance of a Routine
Written by Holden Rethwill

Take a look at any professional athlete, or just about any successful person in life. What is one thing the majority of them all have in common?

They all have a routine.

Take for instance Kirk Cousins, the NFL Quarterback for the Washington Redskins. This guy has his entire day planned out basically down to the minute (even stating the allotted time scheduled for spending time with his wife). Now this may be a bit extreme for most –

How to Perfect Your Jerk
Written by Nichole DeHart

There are few things more frustrating than nailing a new clean PR, only to miss the jerk; and there are few things that feel better than knowing with 100% certainty that when you stand up your clean you’ll stick the jerk. Developing that confidence in your jerk takes countless hours of work to perfect your mechanics and footwork. Here are a few of my favorite cues for helping athletes perfect their jerk mechanics and increase their confidence in putting weight overhead.

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What Does @ 30X0 Mean? – Why I Like Tempo Training
Written by C.J. Martin
(Originally published on February 7, 2012)

Slow down . . . it might be your key to avoiding injury and getting stronger.

Tempo training is not just for bodybuilders.  Olympic caliber athletes from all over the world use tempo training to become stronger, faster and more powerful.  The benefits of tempo training have been touted for years by the likes of Bulgarian Olympians and their coaches to internationally renowned strength coaches Ian King and Charles Poliquin.