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Waking Up to a Better Workout

Written by: Coach Jeff Hermann, USAW Lead Strength Coach If there is one thing I can’t stress the importance of enough, It is sleep. Good old fashioned snoozing is the single most important aspect to recovery and healthy bodily function in general. Making sure you are getting adequate sleep every night can have dramatic effects […]

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 […]

What’s Better: A First Down or a Touchdown?

Good morning! Many will argue this, but if you’ve been a part of the sport of football either as a fan, spectator, coach, player, or a combo of all of those… Is it better to go for the small victories (first downs) or the BIG victory (touchdowns)?! You understand that when the offense gets a […]

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 […]

How to Find Time to Train with Busy Schedules

One of the most difficult aspects of training is more often than not proper time management. When busy schedules arise, we often start to feel overwhelmed and anxious, wondering how are we going to be able to fit practice, school, homework, games, a part-time job (for some), and a social life in addition to training?! […]

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 […]

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 […]

2012 Speed and Agility Camp Highlight Video

This is a highlight video of our 2012 Summer Speed & Agility Camp for youth athletes. We trained for 6 weeks, 3 days per week for 60 minutes per session focusing on lateral speed, linear speed development, agility, acceleration and deceleration mechanics, and basic fundamentals of sprinting! [youtube]http://youtu.be/VytS6sZ2ibY[/youtube] We also ensured a solid foundation was […]

Strength Training for Young Athletes

This topic of strength training as it pertains to youth athletes (age 10-14) is of special interest to me, mainly because I hear all sorts of lies, myths, and simple false facts that strength training will hurt a young athlete’s growth potential. This is no more than an urban legend and something that really has […]