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Loss and Finding Peace

Loss; a word everyone knows, feels and endures at some point on their journey. It may be the loss of a job, weight, sickness, relationship, friendship, money, or worst of all… a loved one. The reason for the loss may be intentional. It may be healthy. It may be...

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Summer Shred – Program & Guidelines

In the last blog (the 7 principles), I hinted the Summer Shred programming involved Germany.  Our Summer Shred hypertrophy series is based on German Volume Training (GVT). GVT is a simple concept, but it’s not easy. You know if it has a European country in the name...

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Summer Shred – Hypertrophy 7 Principles

Introducing CFTC’s Summer Shred Program and the 7 laws Summer is in full swing and its time to show off those beach muscles. CFTC will be hosting Summer Shred, a hypertrophy lifting program.  What is hypertrophy? In short, it involves increasing the size of skeletal...

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Body Mechanics Part 2: Complex Movements

In part 1 we discussed how the body is full of levers and gave examples of where each class of lever can be found in the body. No we will look at more complex movements where multiple levers must be utilized in coordination.   Some movements use only one lever...

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Moms Matter

YES – I’M TALKING TO YOU! Being a Mom and finding the time to focus on yourself and your goals can be challenging.  Whether you work full-time, part-time or stay-at-home, your kiddos depend on you for EVERYTHING! The household depends on you. Each day I walk into the...

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Body Mechanics Part 1: Simple Movements

Your body is full of levers and if you’re familiar mechanisms (or not) all three classes are found somewhere in your body. Class 1 levers are like a see-saw with the fulcrum in the center where you push down and the opposing load is also pushing down. Class 2 levers...

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How To Commit To The Clean

Hey, Be Aggressive! B-E aggressive! The best part of an Olympic lift is the feeling of moving heavy weight from the floor and squatting it, whether overhead in a snatch or a front squat in a clean. But a lot goes on in the seconds it takes to complete the lift.  By...

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Your Time is Important

I know your time is Important When people want to start to get healthier, they immediately think they need to workout more.  Which can be true. What is more important though, is WHAT will they actually do. One of the most common excuses is being too busy.  TOO BUSY to...

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July 2019 – BINGO

Bingo is here again! BINGO Runs July 1-31; Cards must be turned in by August 4 Pick up your Bingo Cards at the Front Desk. This year will be slightly different - with more opportunities to win prizes! Complete 1+ Rows win a UR Recover sample Complete 2+ Rows completed...

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Ankle Flexibility and Squat Depth

Ankle Flexibility and Squat Depth   Just because you can’t hit full squat depth today, doesn’t mean you won’t tomorrow. Progress can be made and is offered to those who persevere in particular muscle release techniques and strengthening exercises. The squat is a...

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When to Break

One of the keys to our sport is taking short, frequent breaks in the middle of conditioning. You learn quickly to break up your sets early on rather than coming out the gate hot on 3… 2… 1… GO! with a massive, muscle fatiguing, unbroken first round. So put your hand...

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Jack of all trades, Master of none

What are my goals? It seems like an easy enough question, but its not. I often think – I don’t have any goals. I’m not dead set on any ‘numbers.’ 300# Back Squat or Deadlift, 100 unbroken double-unders, 10 Muscle-Ups, 20 Handstand Push-ups. All great, amazing...

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