Laurent Socha wins Beach Body Challenge

Congrats to Athletic Lab member Lauren Socha for winning our Beach Body Challenge. Lauren won the lifestyle challenge by losing over 10 lbs, turning in a weekly food log, partaking in our online challenges and regularly attending Performance Fitness classes. Lauren wins a free BodyMetrix Ultrasound for body composition ($40 value) and her choice of a $100 account credit or a $150 gift card to be given to a friend or family member. Well done to everyone who participated in the off-shoot of our bi-annual Healthy Living Challenge.

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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 |May 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

University Prep Soccer Program returns in June

Athletic Lab’s highly successful University Prep Soccer Program will be returning this summer. This eight week program will take place from June 8th to August 3rd. This program is for all current and incoming collegiate soccer athletes.

This program will focus on soccer specific and injury prevention training to prepare college athletes for the upcoming season. Each 90 minute session will develop soccer strength, speed, power, and conditioning. We will incorporate the ball and game-like decision making to develop soccer-specific fitness that will have direct transfer to the game.

The planned programming will be developed and coached by Dr. Mike Young. Young will be assisted by former ECU standout Stephanie Shaw and John Grace. Mike was the former Head Fitness Coach of the 2012 & 2013 Vancouver Whitecaps of the MLS and the Carolina Railhawks from 2009-2011. In these roles, Mike worked directly with the first team athletes in the weight room and on the field to aid in their physical development, injury prevention, and recovery. He has been an invited guest at Real Madrid and Liverpool FC and has lectured around the United States as well as Jamaica, Canada, Ireland, England, and Korea on soccer-specific fitness training.

Dates: June 8th-Aug 3rd
Schedule: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri @ 9am-10:30am
Cost: $619.95
Eligibility: Incoming College Players
Questions: Email info@athleticlab.com

This program ensures you or your athletes are ready for any fitness test and season ahead of them!

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Abby Galloway commits to Kentucky and Abby Staker commits to Duke

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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 |May 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 Memorial Day Schedule

In respect of Memorial Day, Athletic Lab will have a modified class schedule on Monday May 25th, 2015. Please be advised that the class schedule is changed as follows:

Performance Fitness

Performance Fitness / CrossFit 9am
Performance Fitness Foundations 9am
Performance Fitness / Endurance 10am
Performance Fitness / CrossFit 11am
Weightlifting 11am

Sports Performance

Scholastic Strength 10am
Scholastic Speed 11am
Weightlifting 11am

Open Gym

9am-12pm

Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

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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 |May 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Team Win Ninja Challenge 5km Obstacle Run

This past weekend, Athletic Lab sent a team of 24 to run the Ninja Challenge 5km Obstacle Run. Lead by Tristan York, Adam Kohn, Jeff Ludwig, Matt Nelson, and Devon Jarvis the group handily won the team division by 3 minutes. The Ninja Challenge is a 5k obstacle race that tests the “Ninja” fitness of competitors by running up walls, climbing over walls, and jumping over water. The Ninja Challenge goes beyond a simple race to test athleticism and endurance over 20 challenging obstacles. Congrats to the team. High quality photos of the event are available 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 |May 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Team SuperFit Cary returns to Athletic Lab

Athletic Lab is proud to announce that SuperFit is returning to Athletic Lab Sports Performance Training Center. The event will be held November 21st, 2015 at Athletic Lab in Cary, NC. SuperFit has been organizing events since 2010 spanning the US! They are one of the largest event organizers in the country and all their events sell out MONTHS in advance, so please don’t wait to buy your ticket. In 2014, Athletic Lab hosted the Team SuperFit Cary event with over 80 teams.

Event Date: 11/21/2015
Address: 1823 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513
Event Time: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Format: Two Person Team Event
Cost: $179 Early Bird/$199 Regular
Divisions

Male/Male RX
Male/Female RX
Female/Female RX
Male/Male Novice
Male/Female Novice
Female/Female Novice

More Info: Facebook 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 |May 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Triathlete Mary Robbins strings together 3 top performances

On 3 consecutive weekends, Athletic Lab trained triathlete Mary Robbins put together strong showings against impressive fields. On April 19th, Mary placed second overall at the Granite Falls Sprint Triathlon in Rolesville, NC. The following weekend on April 26th, Mary placed third in her division and 308 overall at the IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon (half IRONMAN distance) in Galveston, TX. Just one week later, Mary placed second overall at the White Lake Spring Half (half IRONMAN distance) in White Lake, NC.

In 2014, Mary was the 75th overall Female (including all professionals) at the IRONMAN 70.3 World 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 |May 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

CASH PRIZE – 2015 Summer Weightlifting Open Registration

For the first time ever, Athletic Lab will be awarding a cash prize to the best overall male and female weightlifter. The cash prize will be determined by the lifter’s Sinclair Malone-Meltzer total.

Bigger PRs = Bigger Cash Prize

When: Saturday, July 25th

Where: Athletic Lab – 1823 NW Maynard Rd – Cary, NC

Price: Early Bird Registration (on or before July 5th) $60 / Registration (after July 5th) $70

 

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

2015 Winter Weightlifting Open
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 |May 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Chocolate Milk: Not So Secret Recovery Drink by Aminee Alexander

Proper recovery from exercise is just as important as your workout. Depending on your workout, your body needs to replenish its muscle glycogen stores, repair the muscles after all the wear and tear, re-hydrate after the water loss from sweat, and begin the process of muscle growth. What you put in your body after your workout essentially determines how your body recovers. There are several sports drinks that are geared toward recovery providing the carbohydrates, protein, and electrolytes needed to recover. These drinks can be expensive over time but a cheaper alternative is……chocolate milk! Chocolate milk may become a popular alternative to traditional sports drinks because of it’s “good taste, wide availability, low cost, and convenience” (Gibson).

Chocolate milk, in particular that of the low-fat variety, has been shown to contain as much carbohydrate and protein as commercial sports drinks geared toward post-exercise recovery (Gibson). In addition to the carbohydrate and protein, chocolate milk also contains calcium which is a major component of muscle contraction and the building and maintenance of strong bones which can help in the prevention of bone fractures. Research suggests that the time frame for optimal recovery using chocolate milk should follow the same guidelines for any recovery drink which is within 2 hours of a workout. In order to meet the current recommendations for post-workout carbohydrate intake a 70-kg male would need to intake 17 to 27 fluid ounces of low-fat chocolate milk while a 60-kg female would need 14.5 to 23 fluid ounces (Karp). As far as protein is concerned, low-fat chocolate milk is known to be a high quality protein and contains all nine essential amino acids […]

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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 |April 29th, 2015|Nutrition Info|1 Comment

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young lectures at Toronto International Strength & Conditioning Summit

This past weekend, Athletic Lab’s Dr. Mike Young lectured on Developing Physical Capacities for Speed in Toronto, Canada. The presentation was part of the first Toronto International Strength & Conditioning Summit. The two day summit was held in the Goldring High Performance Centre on the campus of the University of Toronto. Dr. Young’s talk was sponsored by PUSH technology, the leader in velocity based training wearable technologies. Over 100 sport and strength & conditioning coaches from around North America were in attendance to learn from a mix of world class sport scientists and coaches. The summit featured leading FMS researchers Dr. Tyson Beach and Dr. David Frost and strength coaches Chris Dalcin (Canada Basketball), Adrian Lightowler (University of Toronto) and Matt Nichol (NHL).

Dr. Young has worked with or continues to work for the Korean Weightlifting Federation, Chinese Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field, US Speed Skating, US Weightlifting, and the NC Justice Academy among other organizations to educate and improve performance of athletes and armed service members. If you are interested in Dr. Young speaking at your event or consulting for your team 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 |April 28th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Weightlifting Club Medals at ECU Weightlifting Open

Four members of our team competed at the ECU Pirate Weightlifting Open this past weekend and brought home three medals. The ladies of the weightlifting team all had phenomenal days. Allie Hall took gold in her weight class and posted a 105kg total. This was a 15kg competition PR total for her. Nickie Dane was 3rd in her weight class with a total of 102kg – a 9kg competition PR total. Carmen Cummings went 6 for 6 finishing with a total of 85kg. On the men’s side, Athletic Lab coach John Grace placed 2nd in the 77kg weight class with a total of 202kg and qualified for University Nationals.

Thanks to Dave Kemble and the entire ECU weightlifting team for hosting great meet.

The Athletic Lab Weightlifting Club provides training, learning and competitive opportunities for athletes looking to get involved in the sport of weightlifting as well as CrossFitters and fitness enthusiasts looking to improve their strength and technique. Every member of our staff including our Nutritionist and Director of Operations are certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches. Dr. Young is a Level 2 coach and instructor for USAW and both Young and Coach John Grace hold executive positions within the North Carolina Local Weightlifting Committee. Contact us today if you’re interested in joining our club.

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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 |April 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments