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The Truth About Strength Training

One of the more common misconceptions when it comes to getting into shape is that strength training is somehow going to be detrimental to your health and that you ought to steer clear of it all together. The term “strength training” is just another term for resistance training, lifting weights, or weight training. It is […]

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 […]

CTS February Referral Contest!

Hey guys! Hope this month is off to a good start and you’re on the track to becoming an even better athlete than you were a month ago! Just wanted to give you all a quick heads up that we’re having a BIG referral contest this month. Details below! You could win a pair of […]

Deadlifts for Full Body Strength and Power

A little compilation/highlight video of a few of our athletes working one of our core lifts and its’ variation, the Deadlift! Not much to say about it that already has been mentioned, but it pretty much kicks major a*s!! Do these with proper technique with consistency and you will build full body strength that no […]

2012 Speed and Agility Camp Highlight Video

This is a highlight video of our 2012 Summer Speed & Agility Camp for youth athletes. We trained for 6 weeks, 3 days per week for 60 minutes per session focusing on lateral speed, linear speed development, agility, acceleration and deceleration mechanics, and basic fundamentals of sprinting! [youtube]http://youtu.be/VytS6sZ2ibY[/youtube] We also ensured a solid foundation was […]

How to Get Faster and Quicker this Summer

Hey guys, Hope all is well on your end and you’re training is going well. It’s almost THAT TIME again – yes, Summer is almost here, and with Summer comes hot weather and sunny skies. This is the IDEAL time to work on your speed & agility for all athletes, male and females. During the […]

52 Inch Box Jump at CTS

Hey guys, Short post today, but thought you would enjoy this video. It’s of one of our coaches, Cody, who continues to “Walk the walk” and show our athletes that he continues to be just as athletic as anyone else out there!! This was at the end of his workout yesterday – I think he […]

Explosive Speed and Power Development Using the Olympic Lifts

It’s of my opinion that the most efficient and single best way to develop EXPLOSIVE speed and power is by utilizing the Olympic lifts (clean & jerk, snatch) and their variations into your training for continued speed, strength, and power. Obviously for an athlete, these qualities are of great importance if they wish to succeed […]

CTS Recent Happenings and Upgrades!

Hey guys, Hope you all are ready to crush this new year!! 2012 has brought many changes to CTS (in a good way) already and we are very excited to share them with you! Our hope is that by constantly improving and striving to get better, you all as athletes will get better and better […]

Strength Training for Young Athletes

This topic of strength training as it pertains to youth athletes (age 10-14) is of special interest to me, mainly because I hear all sorts of lies, myths, and simple false facts that strength training will hurt a young athlete’s growth potential. This is no more than an urban legend and something that really has […]