Several Athletic Lab members recently completed an 8 week strength focused training block. The 8 week training block consisted of a periodized plan designed to increase basic barbell strength in the squat, power clean and strict press. The training took place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the past 2 months as part of our Performance Fitness training membership. Athletic Lab runs our dedicated strength program 3-4x each year to allow members to increase their maximal strength on the most fundamental barbell movements. This translates well to a variety of tasks including sports performance and CrossFit. During this block, members improved their power clean, back squat and strict press an average of 8%, 12% and 9% over the 8 week training period. These incredible improvements were highlighted by Shannan Souza and Stacey Succop who both had average improvements of 15%. On the men’s side, Ross Ackerman improved an average of 13% including a remarkable 18% improvement on his back squat (going from 170kg to 200kg). Well done to everyone who participated.
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.