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3 Tips to Making Healthy Habits a Lifestyle

3 Tips to Make Healthy Habits a Lifestyle By: Coach Jeff Hermann It’s so easy to get motivated to change your life and do a complete 180 with your health. What isn’t easy is actually DOING it. We all know that this time of the New Year is when gyms will be packed with people […]

Waking Up to a Better Workout

Written by: Coach Jeff Hermann, USAW Lead Strength Coach If there is one thing I can’t stress the importance of enough, It is sleep. Good old fashioned snoozing is the single most important aspect to recovery and healthy bodily function in general. Making sure you are getting adequate sleep every night can have dramatic effects […]

The Importance of Proper Rest Between Exercises

Hey guys! Coach Jeff here to tell you a little bit about the benefits of proper rest times between exercises during your workouts. We are going to be going over the fine balance between not enough rest, and too much. Ensuring that your rest time is adequate can completely change the way the exercise affects […]

How to Improve your Ankle Mobility

By: Jeff Hermann, Lead Strength Coach, CTS Strength & Conditioning One of the most frustrating things for an athlete or fitness enthusiast to deal with during an exercise, is lack of balance and stability. I mean seriously, how can I expect to get the most out of my squats if I feel like I’m walking […]

What’s Better: A First Down or a Touchdown?

Good morning! Many will argue this, but if you’ve been a part of the sport of football either as a fan, spectator, coach, player, or a combo of all of those… Is it better to go for the small victories (first downs) or the BIG victory (touchdowns)?! You understand that when the offense gets a […]

11 Simple Nutrition Tips for Surviving the Holidays

By: Rikki Cortese The holidays, such a wonderful time of year, yet can be so stressful! All of the parties, entertaining, dining out, and added stress from shopping, wrapping, organizing can easily add those unwanted pounds to your waistline. Do you remember how you felt on January 2nd? Follow these steps and we can guarantee […]

Homemade Banana Chips [Eat Clean Friday]

Ingredients: 2 bananas (more on the green side) 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp coconut sugar Olive oil spray or coconut spray Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 400F. Slice bananas using mandolin (level 3 – not too thin). Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with oil. Spread out slices evenly on sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon […]

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 […]

Apple Marshmallow Cups [Eat Clean Friday]

Apple Marshmallow Cups From: Rikki Cortese Ingredients: 1 apple (I used Granny Smith, but also love Fuji and Red Delicious) Nut butter of your choice (I used Justin’s Peanut Butter)* Chopped nuts (I used pecans, but feel free to substitute with walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc. or a mix) Mini Marshmallows Slice apple in half and […]

The Importance of Stretching [Train Smart Wednesday]

  Hello out there! Coach Jeff here again for another sweet article in our “Train Smart Wednesday” series. Lately, we have been talking about how to get the most out of your exercises and increase your strength and performance. But what about after the final rep is completed and your session is concluded? What you […]