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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 […]

What’s Better: A First Down or a Touchdown?

Good morning! Many will argue this, but if you’ve been a part of the sport of football either as a fan, spectator, coach, player, or a combo of all of those… Is it better to go for the small victories (first downs) or the BIG victory (touchdowns)?! You understand that when the offense gets a […]

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 […]

How to Stop Procrastinating [Motivation Monday]

Good afternoon! Welcome back to this week’s “Motivation Monday” post, on How to STOP Procrastinating! You know, it’s inevitable for all of us. We have all been guilty of putting something off longer than we should, even though we KNOW deep down we need to get started. For example… Let’s say you want to start […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Bake Chocolate Protein Balls [Eat Clean Friday]

Hey everyone! Welcome back to “Eat Clean” Friday! Today’s recipe comes from Rikki and was originally posted on TheHealthyHappyGirl.com These are so good, you may eat them all in one sitting!! Give these a shot and let us know what you thought! Chocolate “No Bake” Protein Balls Yields: 10-12 Protein Balls Prep Time: 10 min […]

Why It’s Okay to Fail! [Motivation Monday]

Have you ever had a big goal, dream, or vision about something you wanted to accomplish? Or how about something that seemed so far out there that is seemed impossible… And it got you so excited that you couldn’t sleep at night? Only to never get done, because you were afraid of the possible outcome […]