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.

Should You Consider Taking Glutamine?
Written by Calvin Sun

Along with creatine and BCAAs, L-glutamine is one of the most popular yet misunderstood supplements in the fitness industry. I often get questions from clients and readers about the function of glutamine, the benefits it can provide, and its proper usage. The purpose of today’s article is to answer some of these common questions and provide you with enough information to decide whether or not glutamine should be a part of your supplement regimen.

What Is Glutamine?

Thrusters = Your Best Friend
Written by Nichole DeHart

Some of you may cringe at the title of this post, which is a shame! In my opinion, thrusters are one of the best movements in CrossFit. It is a full body movement that forces you to generate a lot of power, requires good mobility – and heck, the heavier, the better! The thruster is a staple in CrossFit, so if you plan on improving your CrossFit performance, you better get comfortable with lots of thrusters!

Unfortunately, I see many people struggle with the potent thruster.

The Hangover
Written by Calvin Sun

Hangovers are a common occurrence this time of year (or really anytime for that matter in this economy), so I think it might be worth discussing the physiological causes of this condition. Alcohol consumption causes several things to happen in your body that inevitably lead to the unpleasant headache and fatigue associated with the morning after drinking.

Antidiuretic Hormone Inhibition
Alcohol enters your bloodstream, it prevents antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from being released. This hormone typically signals your kidneys to reabsorb water.

How To Build A Long-Lasting Habit Without Falling Off The Boat
Written by Invictus Intern Misbah Haque

I’m sure you’ve heard the word on the street about how it takes 21 days to build a habit. Have you ever stuck to that process only to find yourself completely derailed afterwards? Everyone has certain areas in their life where habit building comes effortlessly.

If you LOVE to train, you might have no issue adding in 15 minutes of mobility work as a part of your daily movement practice. But let’s say when it comes to nutrition,

Where are You Coming in At?
Written by TJ O’Brien

Recently Richard Aceves of Strongfit, a strongman-influenced, but oh-so-much-more training program started by Julien Pineau, spoke about their training methods and principles at our staff meeting in Sorrento Valley. Here’s a big takeaway from the lecture that everyone should consider every. single. training day. 

Part of Strongfit’s influence on Invictus can be seen in our coaches’ desire to train with sleds, ropes, and carries. In turn, we frequently suggest them as alternatives for you. There are a few reasons for this: