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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 […]

How to build Speed and Power for Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball are two of the most competitive sports that young athletes participate in when it comes to the middle school and high school sports training world. There are tons of different leagues, travel teams, coaches, organizations, scouts, tournaments, national tournaments, and more that make up the baseball and softball scene. Now, with that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CTS Athlete of the Month (June 2014) – Dom Good

Our CTS June 2014 Athlete of the Month award goes to Northern Arizona University football player Dom Good! Dom trained with us all Summer 4x/week and saw great results!! Can’t wait to see how the season goes for him!! Amazing work ethic and positive attitude will take him very far in school, sports, and life! […]

Moving the Chains [Motivation Monday]

One of the most important concepts to keep in mind in achieving a LARGE goal is to KEEP MOVING THE CHAINS. In other words, small amounts of progress over time add up – focus on little wins and continual progress rather than always focusing on the end result and you will be much happier. You […]

3 Tips for Better Front Squats [Train Smart Wednesday]

3 Tips for Better Front Squats By: Jeff Hermann, CTS Strength & Conditioning Do you ever feel like front squats may possibly be the most uncomfortable exercise around? If you do, chances are there a few minor fixes that could seriously improve your positioning and results. The topics I will be covering in this article […]

Healthy Dessert Recipe – Almond Butter Bark [Eat Clean Friday]

Hi there, Hope your week was great and I hope that you’re ready for another great installment of “Eat Clean Friday”! In today’s post, Rikki Cortese shows you an AWESOME and great tasting recipe that practically anyone can make at home with only a few simple ingredients! The better part? It takes minimal prep time […]