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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 […]

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 […]

Why It’s Okay to Fail! [Motivation Monday]

Have you ever had a big goal, dream, or vision about something you wanted to accomplish? Or how about something that seemed so far out there that is seemed impossible… And it got you so excited that you couldn’t sleep at night? Only to never get done, because you were afraid of the possible outcome […]

How to Make Your Protein Shakes Taste Better [Eat Clean Friday]

Hey guys, Welcome to our first installment of “Eat Clean Friday”! Rikki Cortese of CTS Strength & Conditioning shows you an easy way to make your protein shakes taste better AND saves you the hassle of wasting old bananas! [youtube]http://youtu.be/nsB-Qjb5QQk[/youtube] (Hint: Freeze them before they go bad!) Give this recipe a shot and let us […]

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 […]

CTS Referral Contest!!

Hi there, I hope all is well with you and you or your young athlete(s) keep getting great results in your quest to become the best version of yourself! I wanted to write you personally today for a number of reasons and let you know we have some really cool happenings going on this coming […]

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 […]

How to Get Stronger and Faster for Baseball

In my short career as a strength & conditioning coach, I have trained quite a few baseball players. Many of them want the same thing: a faster 60 yard dash time, strength to hit the ball further and throw harder, and keep their chances of getting hurt slim-to-none.  It makes me a happy person when […]

How to Recover from Exercise Faster

Hey, I thought you may enjoy this special free report I made up! It’s titled “Advanced Recovery Techniques for Improved Speed and Strength!” Many serious, dedicated, and driven athletes have already downloaded their copy, it’s cool to see! I really like talking about this subject. The faster an athlete can recover, the better he/she will […]

Why Every Athlete Needs a Coach

As a strength & conditioning coach, it baffles me sometimes to see how many athletes say they are “dead serious” about being the best, but will NOT do the little things to get better. Just about EVERY athlete that has gone on to be the best has had a coach along the way to guide […]