During the Invictus Athletes’ Camp I learned that: believing that one question can only have one answer (yes or no; right or wrong) may separate you from getting to where you want to be. So, instead of thinking yes or no, you should first think: who is asking and what are the goals of who is asking? As it may vary a lot, it’s important to understand at least the person’s goals prior to giving her a fast answer.
So, in order to answer the question of the title of this post, I must know what your goals are. If they are, to say the least: get better, move more efficiently, faster, safer, to build mental toughness and to learn how to work out absolutely out of your comfort zone, than the answer is yes, the Invictus Athletes’ Camp is worth your investment. It will not only be extremely valuable for your work outs at the gym, but also for your life, which gives you the best bang for your buck!
In the last paragraph I explained why you would want to attend the Camp, and now, from my personal experiente, I’ll tell you how you should attend the Camp to make it even more enjoyable and easier to absorb the amount of good information: be open minded, listen carefully to the coaches and support the athletes at all times.
Now, I’m going to talk about the what you’re going to do at the Camp, something that makes more sense after understanding why you want to do it and how you should behave. Of course I didn’t cover and won’t cover all the aspects of why, how and what, it’s not my goal here, I just want to talk about some important points that I believe will enhance your experience during their Camp.
You’ll do weightlifting (I hit some PRs, Aja motivated me like hell), rowing (Sprint Start was my favorite and I give that to Shane), gymnastics (new drills that improved my Muscle Ups with Maddy Curley), ask questions (thanks CJ for being so patient), do some mobility (my wrists is saying hello to Jenny), have a coach watching and cueing you with what he thinks would work best for you (Rasmus, you were awesome man, you really took care of us, closely, can’t thank you enough). Most importantly, you’ll learn to be conscious of what you’re doing, because in order to be good or great at something, specially at complex CrossFit movements, it will take you some time. Knowing why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’ll be able to practice later, adjust something depending on the situation and also help you to correct yourself even when there is nobody watching you. This consciousness is something the Sam really emphasized (thanks Sam for all the love shared, you’re an amazing human being). Having that said, you’ll find out that the Camp actually doesn’t finish when it ends =).
And last, but not least, thanks Nichole for everything, specially for the warm greeting during the sign up, I felt like home, even though I was actually at my hometown, but you know what I mean. And Zach, for inspiring us to be better athletes just but letting us watch your tough work outs. Much more impressive and fun to watch live than on YouTube!
If you want to find out when is the next Invictus Athletes’ Camp, click here!
If you want to start learning more about their mindset and begin your mental toughness today, they have just released an eBook: The Invictus Mindset!
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Adriano Teles, founder and avid learner of IBITI CrossFit.