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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 […]

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 […]

1 Simple Way to Improve Your Results [Motivation Monday]

Hi guys, First of all – let me officially welcome our weekly e-mails back to you!! The earthquake kind of put us in a small rut with consistency, no excuses though! With that said, I wanted to share with you an AWESOME way to ensure your success, in and out of the gym. Many of […]

When Do I Get Started? How About Now! [Motivation Monday]

Hi there! Welcome back to our latest “Motivation Monday” video with CTS Owner and Coach John Cortese! Many people often have big dreams, goals, and aspirations which is GREAT… But the limiting factor holding them back is actually taking action and just simply getting started! [youtube]http://youtu.be/_pCw2xMqaDk[/youtube] You might ask yourself questions like.. “When do I […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Training for Speed & Strength

Training for speed and strength does not have to be very fancy. It doesn’t need to be all that scientific either. Don’t get me wrong, there are proper ways of planning, set/rep schemes, volume, frequencies, duration, intensity, and a whole other load of variables that go into a great program… But you shouldn’t have to […]

Homemade Meal Replacement Shakes for Athletes

  In this day and age, I get asked ALL of the time on what supplements athletes should use.  Normally I give them one or two of my top choice IF their diets are sound and they are getting enough calories in from food alone. Even with this advice though, it’s tough to get in […]

Simple Nutrition Strategies for Athletes: Part 1

Part 1 in a Series of Posts about Sports Nutrition for Athletes… A few of my younger 12 year old athletes showed up a bit early for their training session the other day, so we had some extra time to kill before we started. They had both been complaining of feeling tired, sluggish, headaches, complaining […]