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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 […]

How to Improve Your Results in the Gym [Motivation Monday]

Good morning and Happy Monday! You know, people often ask us what the BEST way is to get results in and out of the gym… That is quite the loaded question because many factors come into play. Sleep, proper nutrition, exercise, supplements, rest, recovery, and more all come into play when it comes to getting […]

Thank You!

On behalf of the entire team at CTS, we wanted to first off sincerely THANK each and every one of our loyal athletes, clients, parents, and coaches, in addition to our followers and readers from afar. Without you guys, we would not be where we are at today! Being able to work with so many […]

CTS Referral Contest Details!

Hey guys, I finally have all the details for the CTS September Referral Contest! The contest will officially begin today, September 3rd and will run for 4 weeks, ending on October 3rd. The prizes that we will be raffling are: (2) Tickets to a San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders Game! ($165 value) (1) Nutrition […]

The Truth About Speed Training for Young Athletes

The Truth About Speed Training for Young Athletes is quite simple, really! You see, my coaches and I have worked with hundreds¬† of different athletes from all sports, backgrounds, and ages. One of the top goals of every athlete that comes to train with us is to improve their sprinting speed and/or agility and quickness. […]

Time Management for Athletes

It’s that time of year again. The 2013 school year is upon us! Most of our athletes are back in school, a few remain before they head off to college. It can be a stressful time of year… IF you are unable to manage your time properly! As a former student-athlete myself, I know exactly […]

The Power of Self Belief for Athletes

The power of self belief is incredible. I have experienced this myself many times over with my own athletic career and seeing how it can be of positive (and negative) benefit for our athletes and fitness clients. Many athletes will fail to ever realize their potential because of self-imposed beliefs about their abilities and how […]

The Importance of In-Season Training for Athletes

I can just hear it now… “I’m too tired”… “I’m too busy” “Practice is too long” We hear these same excuses from athletes who are either leading up to their competitive season OR currently in the competitive season and make every excuse in the book as to why they CAN’T find 1 to 2 hours […]

CTS Strength & Conditioning at 2013 PWA Junior and Senior Championships

Hey guys, Check out this video of team CTS Strength & Conditioning at the 2013 PWA Junior and Senior weightlifting championships in San Francisco, CA! Every one of our junior athletes (20U) took home at least one medal AND hit new personal records!! Nice work guys!!! [youtube]http://youtu.be/t-kp9kLRqjk[/youtube] Enjoy! – John Cortese, USAW, CSCS

CTS Strength & Conditioning at PWA Record Breakers 2012

Hey guys! Check out this video of our first competition as an official USA Weightlifting club, team CTS Strength & Conditioning! These athletes compete in other sports as well, but they are GREAT weightlifters too! Enjoy! [youtube]http://youtu.be/OTbMVVNlbAs[/youtube] – John Cortese, USAW, CSCS