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3 Tips to Making Healthy Habits a Lifestyle

3 Tips to Make Healthy Habits a Lifestyle By: Coach Jeff Hermann It’s so easy to get motivated to change your life and do a complete 180 with your health. What isn’t easy is actually DOING it. We all know that this time of the New Year is when gyms will be packed with people […]

Waking Up to a Better Workout

Written by: Coach Jeff Hermann, USAW Lead Strength Coach If there is one thing I can’t stress the importance of enough, It is sleep. Good old fashioned snoozing is the single most important aspect to recovery and healthy bodily function in general. Making sure you are getting adequate sleep every night can have dramatic effects […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Simple Stretches for Better Lower Body Flexibility [Train Smart Wednesday]

Welcome back to our latest “Train Smart Wednesday” installment! In today’s video, Coach Jeff Hermann shows you 8 simple stretches you can implement immediately to help improve your flexibility, decrease joint pain, and overall just plain feel better! Stretching feels good – and it’s very important to feel and perform at your best. This is […]

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 […]

Proper Pressing for Serious Strength [Train Smart Wednesday]

Good Day! Coach Jeff Hermann here again to provide you with some sweet training tips for our weekly “Train Smart Wednesday” content! In this article, I will be going over the importance of hand placement and elbow positioning as it relates to pressing a barbell from the front rack position to over head. So lets […]

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 […]