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The Importance of Proper Rest Between Exercises

Hey guys! Coach Jeff here to tell you a little bit about the benefits of proper rest times between exercises during your workouts. We are going to be going over the fine balance between not enough rest, and too much. Ensuring that your rest time is adequate can completely change the way the exercise affects […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Steps to Learning the Kettlebell Swing [Train Smart Wednesday]

Good morning! Hope your week is going great and you’re accomplishing everything you set out to get done so far! You know, one of the main reasons why so many of our adult fitness clients and athletes are getting such great results is by picking and choosing exercises that deliver the most “bang for your […]

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 […]

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 […]

CTS September Athlete of the Month

Our CTS September Athlete of the Month award goes to Isabel Jennings, a junior basketball/track & field athlete at Justin-Siena High School! Isabel has quickly become a standout in the gym with what seems endless progress in strength, power, and overall athleticism! She has made great gains including adding 3 inches to her vertical jump […]

CTS Strength & Conditioning at 2013 PWA Junior and Senior Championships

Hey guys, Check out this video of team CTS Strength & Conditioning at the 2013 PWA Junior and Senior weightlifting championships in San Francisco, CA! Every one of our junior athletes (20U) took home at least one medal AND hit new personal records!! Nice work guys!!! [youtube]http://youtu.be/t-kp9kLRqjk[/youtube] Enjoy! – John Cortese, USAW, CSCS

CTS Strength & Conditioning at PWA Record Breakers 2012

Hey guys! Check out this video of our first competition as an official USA Weightlifting club, team CTS Strength & Conditioning! These athletes compete in other sports as well, but they are GREAT weightlifters too! Enjoy! [youtube]http://youtu.be/OTbMVVNlbAs[/youtube] – John Cortese, USAW, CSCS

Battle Rope Training for Conditioning

We like to utilize battle rope training into many of our athlete’s training programs, as the ropes provide minimal impact to the joints while getting the heart rate up and sparing the legs from additional running or impact, if for whatever reason due to injury they cannot perform sled drags, prowler sprints, etc. [youtube]http://youtu.be/f_mTRJwHU8c[/youtube]  These […]