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What it Means to be a Tough Coach in 2019

  By Chris Carmichael, Founder/Head Coach of CTS The articles and responses about the toxic environment and abusive culture in the Nike Oregon Project have included a discussion about the line between tough and abusive. There is a benefit to holding athletes accountable to their goals, and to pushing them to reach further toward a …

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Do Your Worst To Be Your Best

  By Chris Carmichael, Founder & Head Coach of CTS One of the habits that separates champions from everyone else is the willingness to do what they are the worst at. Your greatest strength will not be enough to overcome weaknesses you neglect or refuse to address. To use cycling as an example, being the …

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Will We Ever Stop Arguing About Red Meat?

By Chris Carmichael Founder & Head Coach of CTS If you have even a tangential interest in nutrition news, you have undoubtedly seen recent headlines proclaiming there are no health risks to eating red meat after all. This, of course, represents a dramatic reversal of decades of nutritional guidance aimed at reducing consumption of red …