Bruce Dale places 5th at World Police & Fire Games

Athletic Lab member and Cary Police Sargent Bruce Dale recently returned from Fairfax, VA where he competed in 2 events in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. The World Police & Fire Games Federation, a non-profit organization, run by the Californian Police Athletics Federation, established the World Police & Fire Games in 1985. Today, the World Police & Fire Games are a spectacular international sporting event, offering police officers, firefighters, customs and correction officers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their athletic excellence in over 65 sporting events.

Bruce competed in the Biathlon and Mountain Bike Competitions. He finished 10th in his age classification in the Biathlon which was made up of 3 miles of total running interspersed with two rounds of pistol shooting from 25 yards.  In the Mountain Bike competition, Bruce finished 5th in his age classification and 30th overall.  The medalists were from Spain, USA and Germany. Congrats to long time member Bruce on his outstanding accomplishments and service to the community.

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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 |July 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Seminar Series: Part 1 – Basics of the Front Squat

Athletic Lab staff are known around the world for their work in coaches education. Now we’re bringing home those services and offering it to our members with a Seminar Series aimed towards our members. We plan to have one FREE educational seminar each month on a topic specifically geared towards our members. The first seminar will take place Saturday July 18th from 9-10am and be lead by Athletic Lab coach Chris Hoina.
Have you hit a front squat strength plateau? Still unsure how to front squat? Do you lack the depth and mobility to achieve a rockstar front squat?

Join Coach Chris for a quick and easy 1-hour seminar on the Front Squat and associated mobility exercises to improve your front rack position. Following the seminar, stick around for the 10am CF performance fitness for a special Front Squat-inspired class.

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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 |June 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Scholastic Scholarship Opportunity

At Athletic Lab we provide an unparalleled training experience with a world class facility and coaches to match. We have a track record of developing more than a dozen athletes that go on to compete in D1 college athletics every single year:

Remi Swartz & Izzy Crabtree Commit to Duke & ECU
Abby Staker Commits to Duke 
Zoe Crabtree Commits to ECU
Grace Irvin Commits to NC State
Addie Galloway Commits to University of Kentucky
Sydney Anderson Commits to Notre Dame

We are proud to announce that we offer scholastic scholarship opportunities to athletes. Our scholastic scholarship program is available to those student-athletes that exemplify the traits and talents that are required of athletes at the highest level of play. In choosing a scholarship recipient(s) we factor in, among others, high school GPA, physical qualities (speed, strength, etc.), attitude, and the desire to compete at a high level. The scholarship program is available to athletes in middle school and high school.
Athletic Lab Scholarship Application Form
This scholarship would give the athlete a “full ride” to the Scholastic Sport Performance program that would provide the athlete(s) an opportunity to attend any and all of our Scholastic Program group classes. We offer Scholastic group sessions multiple times during the day with an emphasis on speed, power, strength, & conditioning.

If you are interested in our scholarship opportunities or know of anyone that could benefit from our scholarship please fill out the form above and send your resume to info@athleticlab.com

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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 |June 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Keri Ackerman places 3rd at Firestarter Challenge

A few of the Athletic Lab Performance Fitness members competed at the Firestarter Challenge at Triangle CrossFit. The Firestarter Challenge is a CrossFit-esque competition challenging competitors across many different events that include strength, speed, power, and conditioning components. Keri Ackerman placed 3rd in the Female Novice category and Adan Carrera finished 4th in the Male Intermediate category.

Keri got off to a great start and finished even stronger with a 1st place finish in the division in workout 3 and 4 placing her in 1st going into the finals. Adan finished in the top half of competitors in all four events earning him a spot in the finals as well. Jessica Swanson also made it to the finals and placed 5th in the Female Intermediate category. Ross Ackerman finished with a top 5 performance in the first event, but was blunted by a tweaked hamstring in the subsequent events.

Congratulations to Keri for placing 3rd and the rest of the Athletic Lab crew for representing well.

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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 |June 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Nicole Buckley selected for US Field Hockey National Futures Championships

Athletic Lab athlete Nicole Buckley has been selected to participate in U.S. Field Hockey National Futures Championship. She was one of twenty-two field players in her age group chosen from the Southern Region, which includes Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The National Futures Championship is the premier championship event for the U.S. Field Hockey Futures Program and is a highly attended event by college recruiters and USA Field Hockey high performance staff. The Futures program is the U.S. Olympic development pipeline, which nearly all U.S. Women’s National Team members and Olympians have participated in. 

Nicole has been playing field hockey for three years, and is a key member for the Carolina All Stars Field Hockey Club Team and an active participant in Athletic Lab’s Scholastic Program.

The 2015 National Futures Championship will be held in Lancaster, PA from June 23-26 where she will be placed on a team comprised of girls from all over the nation to be further evaluated for participation in additional elite field hockey training sessions and tournaments.

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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 |June 14th, 2015|News|1 Comment

Athletic Lab host Canadian Rugby 7s team

This past week, Athletic Lab hosted the Canadian Rugby 7s team for their Strength & Conditioning training. The team was in town to play in Olympic qualifying matches at Wake Med park. Canada is consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the world. Athletic Lab is no stranger to visiting domestic and international teams from a variety of sports. Among the more notable groups we have hosted and / or trained are the US Women’s National Team, Miami Baseball, Virginia Tech Baseball, Seoul E-Land FC, and WWE athletes such as John Cena and Big E.

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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 |June 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Bruce Dale completes Uwharrie 2015 18 Hour Race

Congratulations to Cary Police Department Sargent and long time Athletic Lab member Bruce Dale on completing the Uwharrie 2015 18 hour race. This grueling race pits teams of 1-4 individuals paddling, hiking and biking through the Uwharrie Mountains. The 18 hour race is one of the most challenging of its kind and begins at 2pm and ends at 8am the following day! The Uwharrie 18 race is a USARA Nationals Qualifier and is designed by long-time racer Michael Beacham. Bruce’s team spent bout 9 hours on the bike, 5 hours trekking and 3 hours paddling navigating 34 by map and an additional 28 by only a compass. Bruce’s team point total placed them 6th overall in the field of 35 teams.

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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 |June 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Weightlifting added to Scholastic Summer Schedule

Athletic Lab is proud to announce the addition of a weightlifting themed class to our Scholastic Program. This class joins the already diverse program alongside the Speed, Strength, Conditioning & Agility, Power, and Soccer Fitness themed classes. The goal of the Weightlifting class is to complement our existing offerings while also providing an option for those athletes who either wanted to compete in the sport of Weightlifting or those who want to become more proficient in the primary movements of Olympic weightlifting (Snatch & Clean & Jerk). Weightlifting is a sport unto itself as well as one of the most widely recognized means of training for strength and power. The power outputs observed in Olympic Weightlifting are among the highest in the sports world and they are used at all levels of sport to enhance athletic performance. Athletic Lab is uniquely poised to offer this class as every coach on staff has at least a USA Weightlifting Level 1 coaching certification and our weightlifting team has competed at the National and International level and has produced multiple national championship medalists.

The class will be offered as part of our Scholastic Program in which there are membership options starting at $140 / month. The weightlifting sessions will be offered on Tuesday and Friday at 9:30am.

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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 |June 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team Success at Pan Am Masters

Athletic Lab weightlifting team members Barry Myers and James Gold recently competed at the Pan American Masters Championships in Savannah, GA. The Pan Am championships is an international competition featuring athletes from 41 different nations of the Americas. Barry Myers took home 1st place in the 55 year old 69kg weight class with a total of 176kg. This title adds to Barry’s recent success at the American Masters and Masters National Championships where he likewise brought home gold medals. This sweep of medals is almost unprecedented. James Gold placed 12th in the 35 year old 94kg weight class with a total of 216kg. This marked a lifetime best total for James.

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 |June 10th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young educates elite UK performance coaches

Athletic Lab’s Dr. Mike Young recently returned from a week in Great Britain educating some of the top Strength & Conditioning coaches in the United Kingdom. His one week stay in the UK began with a coaching session at St. Peters High School in Gloucester. This was followed by an invited visit at Liverpool FC. Liverpool FC is one of the most storied and successful soccer clubs in the world. He then lead a 2 day workshop at Hartpury College for Proformance Strength & Conditioning. Over 40 elite coaches from around the country participated in Dr. Young’s workshop: An Integrated Approach to Speed & Power Development. The performance staffs of such notable football clubs as Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC were in attendance. Additionally, representatives from the Strength & Conditioning staffs of 3 of the top 10 world ranked Rugby international teams were present (England #4; Wales #5; Scottland #10).

Following the Proformance workshop, Young travelled to Northampton where he concluded his stay with a private 2 day workshop for the entire England Strength & Conditioning Staff and the Northampton Saints of the English Rugby Premier League. The Northampton Saints were the top English Premier Rugby League regular season team in 2015 and were the 2014 Premiership Champions.

Dr. Young regularly speaks and consults both domestically and abroad on a wide range of topics such as sprinting mechanics, speed & power development, and physiological monitoring of athletes. He has lectured in Canada, Jamaica, Ireland, Great Britain, China, South Korea and across the US. If you are interested in having Dr. Young speak at your event or workshop 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 |June 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments