Train Smart Wednesday

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Proper Pressing for Serious Strength [Train Smart Wednesday]

Good Day! Coach Jeff Hermann here again to provide you with some sweet training tips for our weekly “Train Smart Wednesday” content! In this article, I will be going over the importance of hand placement and elbow positioning as it relates to pressing a barbell from the front rack position to over head. So lets […]

3 Steps to Learning the Kettlebell Swing [Train Smart Wednesday]

Good morning! Hope your week is going great and you’re accomplishing everything you set out to get done so far! You know, one of the main reasons why so many of our adult fitness clients and athletes are getting such great results is by picking and choosing exercises that deliver the most “bang for your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improve Your Knee Pain with these 2 Simple Stretches [Train Smart Wednesday]

Time for another installment of Train Smart Wednesday at CTS! In today’s video, Coach Jeff Hermann shows you two different movements you can use right away to help alleviate knee pain, especially associated with overuse injuries such as patellar tendonitis often associated with squatting movements, tight quadriceps muscles, etc.  [youtube]http://youtu.be/WsewYhw1Qck[/youtube] Using a foam roller on […]