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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 […]

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 […]

Simple Stretches for Tight Hips and Ankles [Train Smart Wednesday]

Morning guys! Two areas of the body that seem to be a very common problematic area of tightness are in the hips and ankles. Tight hips and ankles can not only be a hindrance to certain movements in the gym or your sport, but they can also cause pain and stiffness in areas that will […]

The Importance of a Proper Warm-Up for Workouts

If you are serious about your training and your longevity in your sport, every training session should ALWAYS begin with a thorough warm-up. This is often considered a “boring” part of the workout – foam rolling, stretching, and performing dynamic movements through full range of motion often gets neglected and not taken very seriously because […]

3 Stretches to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Let’s face it – lower back pain is no fun at all. Trust me, I know from experience. In fact, let’s rewind back to the Spring of 2004 (my senior year of high school), where I experienced some of the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life! There I was, coming off of a […]

How to Simply Test and Improve Mobility for Athletes

When a new athlete comes in to train with us, we first need to establish a baseline of where they’re at, physically and mentally. Part of this evaluation process is testing their current level of flexibility and mobility. We use a simple warm-up with basic movements coupled with one simple movement to screen and assess […]