We Are All Somewhere
Written by Invictus Member Adam Towle

After weeks of procrastinating to write this, I had an experience that confirmed it was time. It was just about 9 miles into an 11 mile race when I approached a much older participant walking up the steep incline. I was feeling unusually strong in my new body when I quickly trotted past him. He exclaimed, “go get’em! I started an hour earlier–great job!” I reflexively shouted back to thank him and then surprised myself with my own attempt at encouragement, yelling, “we are all somewhere!”

Do You Know How to Burn More Calories in Less Time?
Written by Mark Riebel & Remastered by Michele Vieux
(More Bang for Your Buck and The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone Originally Published September 14 & 15, 2009)

If you’re like most people who are balancing a hectic schedule, you probably don’t have a ton of time to spend in the gym. Or maybe you are looking to get more bang for your buck because you’ve hit a weightloss plateau in with your usual cardio routine.

Three Easy Ways to Strengthen the Posterior Chain 
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

Most athletes are familiar with the posterior chain and the need for it to be strong. The glutes and hamstrings are prime movers and create much of the explosive power needed in athletics. Not only does having a strong posterior chain help with power output but a weak posterior chain is a precursor to injury. It is vital to have a strong posterior chain if you want to continue to progress as an athlete.

We have seen a huge increase in elite level CrossFitters who have spent considerable time strengthening their posterior chain.

Three Easy Ways to Strengthen the Posterior Chain 
Written by Nichole DeHart-Kribs

Most athletes are familiar with the posterior chain and the need for it to be strong. The glutes and hamstrings are prime movers and create much of the explosive power needed in athletics. Not only does having a strong posterior chain help with power output but a weak posterior chain is a precursor to injury. It is vital to have a strong posterior chain if you want to continue to progress as an athlete.

We have seen a huge increase in elite level CrossFitters who have spent considerable time strengthening their posterior chain.

Jorge Gonzalez: Progressing Inch By Inch
Written by Blog Follower Jorge Gonzalez with Coach’s Note by Michele Vieux

Coach’s Note: It’s been awesome coaching Jorge Gonzalez from afar. He’s been following the blog from Montevideo, Uruguay, and posting results since October, and has been improving left and right – not only with his strength and conditioning numbers going up but his body fat percentage going down around 10 percent to date! He even signed up for his first CrossFit Open just to challenge himself. I asked him how he managed to pull all this off –