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How to Stop Procrastinating [Motivation Monday]

Good afternoon! Welcome back to this week’s “Motivation Monday” post, on How to STOP Procrastinating! You know, it’s inevitable for all of us. We have all been guilty of putting something off longer than we should, even though we KNOW deep down we need to get started. For example… Let’s say you want to start […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reach Your Goals Faster with 1 Weird Trick [Mindset Monday]

Happy Monday! You know, isn’t it frustrating when you have a goal in mind but you feel like you aren’t getting there? Like you’re spinning your tires in the mud and not moving?! Trust me, I know what it’s like – I can remember so many times in high school and college telling myself that […]

Can Strength Training Improve Speed and Agility?

The terms “Strength Training” or “Weight Training” or even “Weightlifting” are some of the most misused and misunderstood phrases that is commonly thrown around to describe a big, slow, bulky behemoth looking man or woman that you might see in your local grocery store on the front of a body building magazine. (A great example […]

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 […]

Why Showing Up is Crucial to Your Success

Why Showing Up is Crucial to Your Success Any time a new athlete or client starts with us, we instill from Day 1 that in order to get the results they want, they simply need to be consistent and “show up”. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I would think so too – imagine if you just […]