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The Truth About Strength Training

One of the more common misconceptions when it comes to getting into shape is that strength training is somehow going to be detrimental to your health and that you ought to steer clear of it all together. The term “strength training” is just another term for resistance training, lifting weights, or weight training. It is […]

How to Afford a Training Gym Membership

Think you can’t afford to train at a “training gym”? We often like to put things into perspective when this comes up. We get it, training gyms like CTS are not for everyone and I also realize it’s an investment, a very good one at that though. We are not the cheapest option and unfortunately […]

The Best Time to Work Out

Is there an ideal time to work out? It depends on the person, but in reality what matters most is that you’re moving and getting the important stuff done. When we hear “I can’t work out because I’m not a morning person”, what we really hear is “I can’t work out because I don’t want […]

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 Improve Your Results in the Gym [Motivation Monday]

Good morning and Happy Monday! You know, people often ask us what the BEST way is to get results in and out of the gym… That is quite the loaded question because many factors come into play. Sleep, proper nutrition, exercise, supplements, rest, recovery, and more all come into play when it comes to getting […]

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 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 […]

Firefighter deadlifts 420 lbs at 152 lbs!

One of our long-time and loyal CTS athletes, Kyle B, working up to a new PR Deadlift of 420 lbs @ 152 lbs body weight. Very impressive feat of relative body strength!! (Strength in relation to his own body weight, that’s just around 2.75 times his weight!) We don’t max out on deadlifts very often, […]

Deadlifts for Full Body Strength and Power

A little compilation/highlight video of a few of our athletes working one of our core lifts and its’ variation, the Deadlift! Not much to say about it that already has been mentioned, but it pretty much kicks major a*s!! Do these with proper technique with consistency and you will build full body strength that no […]