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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

When Do I Get Started? How About Now! [Motivation Monday]

Hi there! Welcome back to our latest “Motivation Monday” video with CTS Owner and Coach John Cortese! Many people often have big dreams, goals, and aspirations which is GREAT… But the limiting factor holding them back is actually taking action and just simply getting started! [youtube]http://youtu.be/_pCw2xMqaDk[/youtube] You might ask yourself questions like.. “When do I […]

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 […]

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 […]