8 Simple Stretches for Better Lower Body Flexibility [Train Smart Wednesday]

Welcome back to our latest “Train Smart Wednesday” installment! In today’s video, Coach Jeff Hermann shows you 8 simple stretches you can implement immediately to help improve your flexibility, decrease joint pain, and overall just plain feel better! Stretching feels good – and it’s very important to feel and perform at your best. This is […]

Listen to Your Body and Why it’s Important [Train Smart Wednesday]

What’s up everybody?! Welcome back to another installment of “Train Smart Wednesday” with coach Jeff Hermann! In today’s video, Jeff discusses the importance of listening to your body and why you can’t expect to hit personal records every single day. [youtube]http://youtu.be/ZcWPT2T2mAQ[/youtube] If you are training hard enough, eventually you’re going to feel tired, sluggish, or […]

How to Make Your Protein Shakes Taste Better [Eat Clean Friday]

Hey guys, Welcome to our first installment of “Eat Clean Friday”! Rikki Cortese of CTS Strength & Conditioning shows you an easy way to make your protein shakes taste better AND saves you the hassle of wasting old bananas! [youtube]http://youtu.be/nsB-Qjb5QQk[/youtube] (Hint: Freeze them before they go bad!) Give this recipe a shot and let us […]

Simple Stretches for Tight Hips and Ankles [Train Smart Wednesday]

Morning guys! Two areas of the body that seem to be a very common problematic area of tightness are in the hips and ankles. Tight hips and ankles can not only be a hindrance to certain movements in the gym or your sport, but they can also cause pain and stiffness in areas that will […]

How to Simply Test and Improve Mobility for Athletes

When a new athlete comes in to train with us, we first need to establish a baseline of where they’re at, physically and mentally. Part of this evaluation process is testing their current level of flexibility and mobility. We use a simple warm-up with basic movements coupled with one simple movement to screen and assess […]

What All Athletes MUST Know About Off-Season Training

Most athletes fail to understand the importance of training year-around with some form of GPP or general physical preparedness. It’s way too common to see young athletes specialize in one sport and spend all of their time training their skills, rather than devoting 3-6 months of the year to a sound strength & conditioning program. […]