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How to Cure “Quick Fix” Syndrome [Motivation Monday]

Good Morning guys! Another day to get better. Often times when we are focusing on improvement, we start off EXTREMELY motivated. We don’t miss workouts, we eat clean, and we do all the right things to ensure success. Progress is going well, we’re doing awesome.. Then all of a sudden… That initial energy and enthusiasm […]

Happy 4th Birthday CTS!

4 years ago today – October 1st, 2010 – the first official day CTS opened the doors to our little 1100 sq foot warehouse as a 1-man show with hardly any equipment, no paint on the walls, and a simple desire to help as many athletes as we could. Fast forward 4 years later, 1460 […]

1 Simple Way to Improve Your Results [Motivation Monday]

Hi guys, First of all – let me officially welcome our weekly e-mails back to you!! The earthquake kind of put us in a small rut with consistency, no excuses though! With that said, I wanted to share with you an AWESOME way to ensure your success, in and out of the gym. Many of […]

No Bake Chocolate Protein Balls [Eat Clean Friday]

Hey everyone! Welcome back to “Eat Clean” Friday! Today’s recipe comes from Rikki and was originally posted on TheHealthyHappyGirl.com These are so good, you may eat them all in one sitting!! Give these a shot and let us know what you thought! Chocolate “No Bake” Protein Balls Yields: 10-12 Protein Balls Prep Time: 10 min […]

CTS Athlete of the Month (June 2014) – Dom Good

Our CTS June 2014 Athlete of the Month award goes to Northern Arizona University football player Dom Good! Dom trained with us all Summer 4x/week and saw great results!! Can’t wait to see how the season goes for him!! Amazing work ethic and positive attitude will take him very far in school, sports, and life! […]

Moving the Chains [Motivation Monday]

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind in achieving a LARGE goal is to KEEP MOVING THE CHAINS. In other words, small amounts of progress over time add up – focus on little wins and continual progress rather than always focusing on the end result and you will be much happier. You […]

3 Tips for Better Front Squats [Train Smart Wednesday]

3 Tips for Better Front Squats By: Jeff Hermann, CTS Strength & Conditioning Do you ever feel like front squats may possibly be the most uncomfortable exercise around? If you do, chances are there a few minor fixes that could seriously improve your positioning and results. The topics I will be covering in this article […]

Why It’s Okay to Fail! [Motivation Monday]

Have you ever had a big goal, dream, or vision about something you wanted to accomplish? Or how about something that seemed so far out there that is seemed impossible… And it got you so excited that you couldn’t sleep at night? Only to never get done, because you were afraid of the possible outcome […]

[Eat Clean Friday] Bite Size Nachos Recipe

Hey everyone, Welcome back to “Eat Clean Friday”! Today we have an awesome recipe from Rikki for you guys to try! If you’re a nacho fan, you’ll love these! This is a healthier option and still tastes amazing! Give these “Bite Size Nachos” a shot and let us know what you think. Check out the […]

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 […]