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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garlic Paprika Pumpkin Seeds [Eat Clean Friday]

[Originally featured on TheHealthyHappyGirl.com] Hey guys! Rikki Cortese here – I have a GREAT recipe to share with you today to try out after you’re done carving your pumpkins for Halloween! Be sure to save those pumpkin seeds! Enjoy 🙂 Garlic Paprika Pumpkin Seeds Yields: 1 serving Pumpkin-seeds Prep Time: 10 min Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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 […]

How to Cure “Quick Fix” Syndrome [Motivation Monday]

Good Morning guys! Another day to get better. Often times when we are focusing on improvement, we start off EXTREMELY motivated. We don’t miss workouts, we eat clean, and we do all the right things to ensure success. Progress is going well, we’re doing awesome.. Then all of a sudden… That initial energy and enthusiasm […]

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 […]

How to Recover from Exercise Faster

Hey, I thought you may enjoy this special free report I made up! It’s titled “Advanced Recovery Techniques for Improved Speed and Strength!” Many serious, dedicated, and driven athletes have already downloaded their copy, it’s cool to see! I really like talking about this subject. The faster an athlete can recover, the better he/she will […]