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How to Find Time to Train with Busy Schedules

One of the most difficult aspects of training is more often than not proper time management. When busy schedules arise, we often start to feel overwhelmed and anxious, wondering how are we going to be able to fit practice, school, homework, games, a part-time job (for some), and a social life in addition to training?! […]

Instant vs. Delayed Gratification

We live in a world where we MUST see results NOW! Online shopping and digital marketplaces make goods and products easier than ever to buy and receive at a rapid pace. This is convenient when it comes to “things” that you wish to have, also known as “Instant Gratification” or in other words, seeing a […]

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 […]

3 Stretches to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Let’s face it – lower back pain is no fun at all. Trust me, I know from experience. In fact, let’s rewind back to the Spring of 2004 (my senior year of high school), where I experienced some of the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life! There I was, coming off of a […]

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. […]

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