Athletic Lab Competition Team has success at SuperFit Games

Athletic Lab hosted Team SuperFit Cary over the weekend. Many of team members of the Performance Fitness Competition Team competed in the Team SuperFit Games. Athletic Lab had seven teams compete in the various divisions and three teams made it to the finals in their respective division.

Notable finishes include:

Dan Jones & Keith Crowder – 3rd place (M/M Novice)
Jessica Swanson & Sasha Betz – 4th place (F/F Novice)
Branden Fournier & Justin Betz – 4th place (M/M Rx)

Congratulations to all of the Athletic Lab teams that competed.

You can view the high quality photos from the event HERE.

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |January 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments

SuperFit Games highlights big weekend for Athletic Lab

This weekend will be a big one for Athletic Lab. Athletic Lab will be hosting the Team SuperFit Cary event on Saturday the 17th. The event will feature some of the top CrossFit and fitness competitors in the region. SuperFit competitions have been around since 2010 and have gained respect as some of the most well organized and competitive events of their kind. This event features 2 person teams in Scaled, RX and Masters categories. Athletic Lab will have several teams competing. Registration for competitors is closed but if you are interested in volunteering or judging for the event you may still sign up HERE. Volunteers will receive free admission, lunch and a t-shirt.

Additionally, Athletic Lab founder Dr. Mike Young will be speaking in Winston Salem, NC and Dallas, TX. Young will speak at the North Carolina High School Strength Coaches Conference on January 17th at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem. The following day, Young will speak at the Southwest Speed Summit in Dallas. The Speed Summit is a bi-annual event that brings together some of the best researchers and coaches in the field of speed development and Dr. Young is a regular presenter.

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |January 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab adds Off-Site Training Location

Athletic Lab is proud to announce the addition of Legacy Crossroads as an off-site training location. Beginning this week, Athletic Lab will be handling Bootcamp Fitness classes at Legacy Crossroads Luxury Apartment Homes in Cary every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The 60 minute classes will be held at 6:30 pm and are available free of charge to residents of Legacy Crossroads. This addition expands Athletic Lab’s growing portfolio of off-site training locations. At present, Athletic Lab is providing training for the following groups:

TAC Titans Championship Swim Club at the Triangle Aquatic Center
NC Elite Volleyball Club at NetSports Athletic Complex
Tobacco Road Professional Basketball League
Bootcamp at Legacy Crossroads

Athletic Lab has a long history of providing corporate wellness, fitness and sport training for groups as far ranging as Extreme Networks to CASL soccer league.
We’re excited to add Legacy Crossroads as a new venue for our services. They are one of the top residential complexes in the area and we’re proud they selected Athletic Lab to offer a fitness bootcamp to their residents. We’re always looking to partner and expand with quality teams and businesses who value the world class training that Athletic Lab has become known for.

– Mike Young, PhD
Athletic Lab Owner & Director of Performance
If you are interested in Athletic Lab managing fitness for your business or facility or providing strength & conditioning for your sports team please contact us today.

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |January 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Soccer Success at Athletic Lab

Athletic Lab boasts a long history of successfully developing soccer players from high school through the elite professional. Not only was Athletic Lab the training center for the Carolina Railhawks during their two most successful years in club history but Athletic Lab founder Mike Young has also served as the Fitness Coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS, regularly assists members of the US National Team and was recently an invited guest of Real Madrid. In addition to Coach Young, Athletic Lab Coach John Grace served as Mike’s assistant for one season in Vancouver and Coach Stephanie Shaw played for and won a conference championship for the ECU Pirates.

There are currently over 2 dozen Division 1 scholarship soccer players and over 30 players in the MLS who have trained with Athletic Lab.

Here are some of our most recent soccer success stories:

Athletic Lab athlete Addie Galloway’s Triangle FCA U19 Club recently played in the Disney Soccer Showcase where her team placed 2nd. Addie is committed to the University of Kentucky for next year.
Athletic Lab athlete Remi Schwartz was the only NC player selected to participate in a National ODP camp in Florida.
Athletic Lab athlete Abby Staker committed to play for ACC powerhouse Duke University.

If you’re interested in joining this long list of successful athletes, sign up for our Scholastic Sports Performance sessions which are now featuring Soccer Fitness classes on Wednesdays at 6pm.

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |January 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Winter Weightlifting Open Registration

The Athletic Lab Winter Weightlifting Open will be held on Saturday, February 21st. This event is open to all levels and ages.

 
Athletic Lab hosts multiple weightlifting meets every year and brings the best quality event you can find. We have a competition platform (13’x13′), Eleiko competition bars and bumper plates, and 9 warmup platforms with competition bars and bumper plates for each. You won’t find this competition set up anywhere else in the state of North Carolina.

We’ve held some great local meets in the past including the 2013 & 2014 North Carolina State Championships.

Take a look at some of the photos from our past events:

2014 North Carolina State Championships
2014 Summer Weightlifting Open
2013 North Carolina State Championships

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |January 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Team SuperFit Cary and January 16th & 17th Schedule Changes

On January 17th, Athletic Lab is hosting the Team SuperFit Cary event. The event will be an all day event where members of our Competitive CrossFit team will be competing in one of the largest events of its kind. As a result, we’ll be canceling all our classes at Athletic Lab on Saturday and canceling the 6pm and 7pm Friday evening classes. And if any members are interested in volunteering for the event, we are offering a 10% discount on their next monthly membership (along with some free SuperFit gear) for anyone who signs up to volunteer. There are volunteer opportunities on Friday and Saturday. You can sign up at the SuperFit Cary event page.

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |January 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Have you waited until the last minute to finish your Christmas shopping? Don’t worry – Athletic Lab has you covered. We have a handful of nutritional, clothing and training related options to give to your loved ones….or maybe just as a Christmas present for yourself. Here are some ideas ranging from stocking stuffers to New Year’s Resolution kick-starters:

Nutrition (we guarantee you won’t find anything close to these prices!):

Cellucor Protein Powder (2 lbs) for $31.59
Cellucor C4 Pre-Workout 60 Servings for $24.95
BSN Syntha-6 Protein (3 lbs) for $40
Vortex Portable Blender for $16

Apparel:

Athletic Lab Adidas Ultimate T-Shirts for $24.95 (many colors to choose from…see an Athletic Lab coach)
Athletic Lab Adidas Women’s Ultimate Long Sleeve Shirts for $29.95
Athletic Lab Adidas Men’s Ultimate Hoodies for $44.95
Athletic Lab Adidas Women’s Ultimate Hoodies for $44.95
We also have plenty of t-shirts (non-Adidas but many are still tech fibers) for $3-5 that would make great stocking stuffers

Training:

“Around the World” January Promo 4 session personal training package for $60
10 Session Performance Fitness / CrossFit Punchcard for $149.95

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |December 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! We have a few schedule changes coming up due to the holiday season. Please take note of the time changes on the following dates:

Wednesday, December 24th
7am CF
8am Performance Fitness Endurance
3pm CF Competition Team
3:30pm Olympic Weightlifting
4pm Scholastic Speed
5pm Scholastic Strength
5pm CF
5pm Performance Fitness Foundations

Thursday, December 25th
CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31st
7am CF
8am Performance Fitness Endurance
3pm CF Competition Team
3:30pm Olympic Weightlifting
4pm Scholastic Strength
5pm Conditioning & Agility
5pm CF
5pm Performance Fitness Foundations

Thursday, January 1st
4pm Olympic Weightlifting
4pm Scholastic Speed
5pm Scholastic Strength
5pm CF
6pm CF

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |December 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

2015 New Year’s Promotions

To kick off the New Year, Athletic Lab is offering three awesome promotions to kick start your New Year’s resolution and help you get in to the best shape of your life in 2015.

New Year BodyMetrix Deal. We will be offering FREE body composition analysis on January 1st and 2nd using our BodyMetrix Ultrasound machine to the first 30 people to sign up. Signups are on a first come first serve basis and are open to all current members. Reserve your spot HERE.
Parents of Scholastic Parents receive 10% off their first private training package.
Around the World Personal Training promotion. For just $60 you can see if personal training is for you and try a variety of our coaches. You’ll have the entire month of January to do 4 private training sessions with 4 different Athletic Lab coaches. You’ll coordinate to train with Stephanie, Eric, Drake, John, Chris, Nick, Kelsey, or Casey to see if personal training is for your and see how you work with each coach. Sign up HERE.

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |December 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

How to Build a Weightlifting Platform

Building a weightlifting platform for your weightlifting gym or garage gym may seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry, you don’t need Bob Vila-esque skills to pull this off. Some simple tools will make this process much faster, but you don’t need many.

Build time: ~60-90 minutes

What you’ll need:

1½” Wood Screws
2″ Wood Screws
4 – 4’x8′ Plywood Sheets for bottom
1 – 4’x8′ Nicer Plywood Sheet for top
2 – 4’x6′ Horse Stall Mats (you’ll have extra)
A Drill-Driver
Sharp Utility Knife
Straight Edge
Tape Measure

Here are the steps we used to build our 9 Olympic weightlifting platforms in Athletic Lab:

Step 1: Lay two of the 4’x’8 sheets of plywood butted up next to each other in a vertical fashion. Be sure to get these two sheets as flush as you can.

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Step 2: Lay the remaining two 4’x8′ sheets of plywood on top of the first layer in a horizontal fashion. Again, be sure to get all four sheets as flush together as you can on the outside edges. This will give it a nice finished appearance when complete.

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Step 3: Now that you have two layers, attach both layers by screwing the top layer to the bottom layer using 1½” screws. We used about 10 screws around the edge of each plywood sheet (20 screws total). You can use more screws as needed.

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Step 4: Cut your two 4’x6′ horse stall mats into four 4’x2′ pieces. To do this, use a measuring tape, a straight edge, and sharp utility knife  – you may even need to change the blade once or twice.

Step 5: Place the single 4’x8′ nice sheet of plywood in the approximate middle of the platform and place two 4’x2′ cut horse stall mats on each side of the plywood. Make the […]

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Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.

By |December 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments