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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 Years of CTS – Thank You!

Can you believe it’s been 3 years already?! I remember it like yesterday when I graduated college from Cal Poly-SLO and knew right then and there that I would move back to Napa to open my own training facility for athletes. This has been a dream of mine since I was a freshman in high […]

CTS Referral Contest Details!

Hey guys, I finally have all the details for the CTS September Referral Contest! The contest will officially begin today, September 3rd and will run for 4 weeks, ending on October 3rd. The prizes that we will be raffling are: (2) Tickets to a San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders Game! ($165 value) (1) Nutrition […]

The Truth About Speed Training for Young Athletes

The Truth About Speed Training for Young Athletes is quite simple, really! You see, my coaches and I have worked with hundreds  of different athletes from all sports, backgrounds, and ages. One of the top goals of every athlete that comes to train with us is to improve their sprinting speed and/or agility and quickness. […]

The Power of Self Belief for Athletes

The power of self belief is incredible. I have experienced this myself many times over with my own athletic career and seeing how it can be of positive (and negative) benefit for our athletes and fitness clients. Many athletes will fail to ever realize their potential because of self-imposed beliefs about their abilities and how […]

Creatine for High School Athletes?

Should high school athletes use creatine in their training? I think it’s fair to say “YES” and “NO”. Mainly “NO” though, for a few reasons (which I go over in the video below). Basically though, if you aren’t 18 and still eat like crap and get to bed at 2 AM every night, you have […]

52 Inch Box Jump at CTS

Hey guys, Short post today, but thought you would enjoy this video. It’s of one of our coaches, Cody, who continues to “Walk the walk” and show our athletes that he continues to be just as athletic as anyone else out there!! This was at the end of his workout yesterday – I think he […]

How Bad Do You Want It?

I’m going be very honest here. Most athletes will say and TALK about how bad they want to be the best. They tell their friends, they tell their mom and dad, they tell their teammates, and they tell their coaches. That’s all well and good, and I applaud the fact that they are ambitious. In […]