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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CTS Referral Contest Details!

Hey guys, I finally have all the details for the CTS September Referral Contest! The contest will officially begin today, September 3rd and will run for 4 weeks, ending on October 3rd. The prizes that we will be raffling are: (2) Tickets to a San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders Game! ($165 value) (1) Nutrition […]

Time Management for Athletes

It’s that time of year again. The 2013 school year is upon us! Most of our athletes are back in school, a few remain before they head off to college. It can be a stressful time of year… IF you are unable to manage your time properly! As a former student-athlete myself, I know exactly […]

What All Athletes MUST Know About Off-Season Training

Most athletes fail to understand the importance of training year-around with some form of GPP or general physical preparedness. It’s way too common to see young athletes specialize in one sport and spend all of their time training their skills, rather than devoting 3-6 months of the year to a sound strength & conditioning program. […]

The Importance of In-Season Training for Athletes

I can just hear it now… “I’m too tired”… “I’m too busy” “Practice is too long” We hear these same excuses from athletes who are either leading up to their competitive season OR currently in the competitive season and make every excuse in the book as to why they CAN’T find 1 to 2 hours […]

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