Become an Invictus Athlete

Games Bound – Regionals Week 3 Wrap-Up
Written by C.J. Martin

I am not sure week 3 of the CrossFit Regionals could have gone any better. Huge congratulations to Invictus Athletes Kristin Holte, Thuri Helgadottir, Alex Anderson and Sam Dancer on punching their ticket to the CrossFit Games.

This will be Kristin’s third consecutive appearance at the CrossFit Games. This year she overcame a partially torn achilles and some upper extremity injuries, but was never deterred or discouraged. The result is that she turned her obstacles into opportunities and is stronger and fitter than ever before.

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

The Importance of Ankle Mobility and Dorsiflexion
Written by Kim McLaughlin

When is the last time you paid attention to the mobility in your ankles?

Do you spend any time in your pre-warm up or post workout stretching focusing on your dorsiflexion?

A little attention in this area can go a long way. In fact, improved flexion of the foot can help your squatting, sprinting, strength, and your ability to avoid injuries in the knee, hips and low back areas.

What is Dorsiflexion?

The ankle is a hinge joint that allows the foot to move in the sagittal plane.

Invictus Athlete Kristin Holte: Small But Mighty!
Interview by Nichole DeHart

And though she be but little, she is fierce . . .

Kristin Holte is a force to reckon with. She is one of the nicest athletes I have ever meet and one of the deadliest in competition. She has a lot of might in that body of hers! She is heading into the 2016 CrossFit Season with hopes of making it back to the CrossFit Games for a 3rd time. She was kind enough to let me catch up with her and chat about training!

Try This Trick on the Concept 2 Rowing Machine to Find Better Connection
Video by Shane Farmer

Learn how to connect your feet to the Concept 2 Rowing Machine as well as how to tighten and get out of the straps quickly during a workout using a method called the “Quick Release.”

On Friday, June 10th, Invictus will host a 1-Day CrossFit Rowing Seminar.

We invite everyone to sign-up and if you can stay the weekend, join us for our next Invictus Athlete Camp as well!


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For more tips from Coach Shane on how to improve your rowing technique,