Athletic Lab is proud to announce the next step in the evolution of our Scholastic Sport Performance Training: Scholastic Select. Our new Scholastic Select program is designed for athletes who can commit to mandatory training sessions on a regular schedule for a duration of at least 2 months. The Select program will require athletes to attend 3 days of training per week for an 8 week block. The cost will be the same as our normal Scholastic program ($249.95/mo) but because of the required training sessions we will be able to develop a structured training plan and progression that will utilize the latest periodization and training theories for maximum development. This type of training is typically reserved for collegiate and professional athletes. Stay tuned for more details and look out for a Scholastic Select program launch in the next 2 weeks.
School’s coming to a close and we’re changing the schedule of our Scholastic training program to make things more convenient for our high school athletes. Starting June 13th, Scholastic classes will now take place at 10:30 and 3:45 each week day and 11am on Saturday.
[This is a guest blog by one of our newest interns, Kristen Koltun, a masters sport science student from UNC.]
As summer begins, and temperatures continue to rise it is important to understand how the heat can affect you and your ability to exercise. Heat is an added stress on the body and it requires your various systems to work harder than they normally have to. This often makes workouts and exercises harder to complete in hot temperatures compared to cooler days.
Two main concerns with being active in the heat are rises in body temperature and dehydration. When the temperature outdoors is hotter than body temperature, it becomes difficult for the body to cool itself and high humidity can make this situation even worse. Similarly, sweating is greater in hot temperatures. Increased water loss can limit your ability to exercise, as well as pose a health risk. Because of these added risks of exercising in the heat it is smart to take certain precautions. These include wearing light weight clothing, making sure to stay hydrated before, during, and after an exercise bout and to remember to take breaks when necessary.
Being better than you’ve ever been is an indescribable feeling. Knowing that you’ve set an all-time personal best in an athletic or fitness related activity is the reward for your hard and smart work. This is one of the reasons why measurement and benchmarking workouts and performances is one of Athletic Lab’s calling cards. We measure the important things related to fitness and performance and train you to improve them. That way you know with 100% certainty that what we’re doing and the hard work your investing is working.
The US Soccer Women’s National Team (currently ranked #1 in the world by FIFA) trained at Athletic Lab during their recent training camp in Cary. These women are strong and athletic and their work ethic makes it obvious why they’re number one in the world. Here are some pictures of the ladies training at Athletic Lab:
School is coming to a close and summer is almost here. That means athletes have more time to play and train. And Fall sport athletes need to prepare for their sport.
To accomodate our scholastic athletes, we’re now offering a 3 month seasonal discount at a 20% discount off our normal monthly pricing. Scholastic athletes can now enroll for 3 months of unlimited training in our Scholastic sport performance class for just $599.85. This is a great opportunity for athletes who know they can put in 3 solid months of training to be there best.
Just like many medial drugs, the effect of training is dose dependent. You need to at least meet minimum thresholds of dosage to expect to realistically see results from the training. Frequent, regularly recurring doses are necessary to expect to see the results that you want. Regardless of whether you’re training for fitness, speed, strength or weight loss, your training is never done. It is a continual process that is just as much about the process as the destination. Just like taking a medication, the training has to become a regular part of your life, a habit, if you are realistically expecting to see long term sustainable results. If training stops, detraining can occur very quickly and you may lose what you have gained.
Starting tomorrow, we will be incorporating “Team workouts” in to our usual Performance Fitness programming every Tuesday. This will add a new competitive spin on to our Tuesday workouts, build community, and increase each person’s accountability to push themselves. Enjoy!
Most of our classes at Athletic Lab are small group classes. This format provides a host of benefits from peer pressure adherence to support in the middle of the workout. What many do not know is that we also offer private training sessions with each on of our trainers. While we find that our small-group training sessions are ideal for the majority of our clients, there are situations when private training sessions may be more beneficial. Here are a couple scenarios that are best suited for individual private sessions:
You’re rehabilitating from a recent injury or surgery
You’re significantly overweight
You have no exercise experience or have been very sedentary
You have serious health issues, physical issues or injuries
You want to learn specific skills or you have very specific goals and a rigid time frame to achieve them in
You’re a specialized athlete participating in a niche activity and are looking for highly specialized training
You need or prefer privacy, personal attention and accountability