Workout of the Day
Take 12-15 minutes to build to a heavy, but not max effort, 3-rep Overhead Squat;
Seven rounds for time of:
7 Overhead Squats (115/75 lbs.)
An Old-Fashioned Barn Raising at CrossFit Invictus
Written by C.J. Martin
We had the modern-day equivalent of an old-fashioned barn raising at CrossFit Invictus last weekend. We had great support from good friends and our amazing members to help us put together our new squat racks, renovate our office and kids play area, and maintain a lot of our equipment. We accomplished over the course of 48 hours what it would have taken the Invictus staff alone weeks to finish.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who came out and helped, but particularly to Pops, Krazy K, George, Michele, Gary, Jen, Matt B., Shane, Ben, Pat S., Bassem, Brent, Sean, Sarah the Human, Calvin, Sage, Veronica, and of course, Grandma! (I undoubtedly forgot several people who made a tremendous difference with their hard work, and I apologize for that, but I assure you that it is unintentional and your efforts will be remembered and I will be reminded within moments after this post is published.)
This Weekend’s Activities at Invictus
There are several very cool activities going on this weekend at Invictus. First, many of our members are running the MCRD Boot Camp Challenge on Saturday. If you would like to carpool over with folks from the gym, please be at the gym at or slightly before 7:00 a.m. And please wear your green “Team Invictus” shirts!
The second event is the OPT Big Dawg Challenge! The Challenge will begin at 11:30 a.m., but competitors are asked to arrive at 11:00 a.m. to begin warming up, receive their heat assignments, and help support their fellow competitors. I STRONGLY encourage a large group of spectators. If you want to see some phenomenal athletes giving their all in a workout, come down to the gym and give these guys and gals some support. It is going to be a great time and will build on the spirit of camaraderie that makes Invictus, and OPT such special communities.