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Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in to Vitória de Guimarães Soccer club in Portugal

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held their 6th Phase 1 international mentorship on the second weekend in June. The private course was attended by the performance staff of Portuguese soccer club Sport Club Vitória em Guimarães. The club is commonly known as Vitória de Guimarães and plays professional soccer in the Primeira Liga, the top tier of soccer in Portugal.  ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world and Athletic Lab has been working with the company since 2017 to develop the three phase course. The course is designed to provide an immersive understanding of the Athletic Lab training philosophy including the underlying sports science and practical applications. Each phase of the course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on learning aimed at preparing sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab is known around the world for our coaching education initiatives both through the lectures and seminars our coaches have given around the world and our online presence. The latest course marks our second with a top tier soccer club. Our international mentorship course was first taught to the staff of Palmeiras Soccer Club in a closed-session format. Palmeiras is one of the most popular and successful soccer clubs in all of Brazil. The club has won 13 national competitions, more than any other club in the country. The very first Athletic Lab Phase 1 Mentorship program was delivered to the entire physical preparation staff of the legendary soccer club in March of 2018. Graduates of the recent 3 day course are eligible to attend the second and third phases of the course. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. The third [...]

By |2019-06-18T09:37:37-04:00June 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young delivers keynote at UKSCA Annual Conference

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Milton Keynes, England where he presented at the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning (UKSCA) Annual Convention. The UKSCA is the largest organization for strength and conditioning coaches in the United Kingdom and considered one of the top in the world. Coach Young delivered a pre-conference talk on Developing Speed in Team Athletes and and 2 days later gave the keynote presentation on Science and Practice of Elite Speed Development. Young is slated to deliver keynotes at the Exxentric High Performance Clinic and the ASCA International Conference later this year. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.

By |2019-06-17T18:14:44-04:00June 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young presents at JATI Annual Conference in Japan

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Isehara, Japan where he presented at the Japan Association of Training Instructors (JATI) Annual Convention. JATI is the largest organization for strength and conditioning coaches in Japan. Coach Young presented to over 300 coaches on Velocity Based Training at the 2 day conference. Velocity based training is strength training that implements the use of sport technology designed to track velocity and power output. Velocity based training technology has been used extensively at Athletic Lab since 2011. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.

By |2019-06-03T17:48:06-04:00June 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Summer Sports Performance Training Schedule Changes

Summer break is just around the corner but there's no such thing as a training break for committed athletes. That's why we're increasing our session availability for all our Sports Performance programs for the summer break. Effective Monday June 10th, please note our schedule will update to the following: Scholastic Sports Performance Athletic Lab's Scholastic Sports Performance program is a planned and progressive training plan designed to systematically develop speed, strength, power and conditioning in high school age athletes. Mon-Fri: 10 am, 3:45 pm, 5 pm Sat: 11 am NCFC Youth Sports Performance Our NCFC Youth Sports Performance program is our soccer fitness training specifically for the NCFC Youth athletes. Athletic Lab has been trusted by the North Carolina Football Club and North Carolina Courage senior pro teams for years and will make you a physical presence on the pitch. Mon / Wed / Fri: 1:30 pm, 6:15 pm University Soccer Prep Sports Performance Athletic Lab's Soccer University Prep program is designed to train university and university committed soccer players for the demands of collegiate soccer. We offer it seasonally and the program has supported many of the top players in the country. Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri: 9 am

By |2019-05-26T17:29:37-04:00May 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

2019 Memorial Day Schedule

In observance of Memorial Day, Athletic Lab will have a modified class schedule on Monday May 27th, 2019. Please note the following schedule for Memorial Day: Performance Fitness: Performance Fitness Foundations 9 am Performance Fitness Endurance 9 am Performance Fitness CrossFit 9:30 am [Murph] Performance Fitness CrossFit 10 am [Murph] Performance Fitness CrossFit 10:30 am [Murph] Weightlifting 11 am Sports Performance Scholastic 10 am Open Gym 9 am-12 pm Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

By |2019-05-17T15:54:34-04:00May 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Registration Open for Athletic Lab Summer Weightlifting Classic

Athletic Lab will host its annual Summer Weightlifting Classic on Saturday, June 22nd. The event is a USA Weightlifting sanctioned event.  If you're an experienced weightlifter, it's time to lock down your next competition at one of the best meets you'll find in the state. Athletic Lab's Summer Classic is a great stand-alone meet, or the perfect qualification meet for more experienced lifters If you're new to the sport, there's never been a better time or venue to get your feet wet. Athletic Lab weightlifting meets host all weight classes, age divisions, and skill levels, and do their best at making it a memorable experience. Every meet is peppered with new faces along with coaches and veterans showing them the way. Don't miss out on your t-shirt, medal, and good time! Follow the link below to register. Register NOW! Check out some pictures from previous meets: Athletic Lab 2019 Winter Classic Athletic Lab 2018 Fall Classic Athletic Lab 2018 Summer Classic

By |2019-05-13T10:54:29-04:00May 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young speaks at 2019 CSCCa Annual Convention

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Kansas City, Missouri where he presented at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual Convention. The CSCCa is the largest organization made up solely of strength and conditioning coaches. Over 1,600 collegiate strength and conditioning coaches attended the 2019 annual convention. Coach Young presented on Developing Speed for Team Sports at the 3 day conference. The CSCCa was founded in 2000 and held its first national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2001. The CSCCa welcomes all full-time strength and conditioning coaches of professional athletic teams (NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, etc.) who would like to become a part of this unique organization. If you are interested in having Dr. Young and any other Athletic Lab staff lecture or provide a private workshop for your organization please contact us for details.

By |2019-05-13T09:46:33-04:00May 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

NCFC Youth Summer Soccer Training

With Summer just around the corner, it's time to up your soccer fitness. We're excited to announce the expansion of our NCFC Youth Training program. Athletic Lab has been the official training center for the North Carolina FC and North Carolina Courage professional teams for years and in 2017, we began offering the same training experience to the NCFC Youth teams. We will help you develop strength, speed and endurance that will directly translate to performance on the pitch. You'll work with the same coaches who work with the NCFC senior pro teams. Effective June 10th, we're expanding our training schedule to the following: Mon / Wed / Fri at 1:30 PM & 6:15PM

By |2019-05-09T08:18:18-04:00May 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held their 5th Phase 1 international mentorship on the first weekend in May. The course was attended by almost 30 coaches in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Porto Alegre is the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil.  ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world and Athletic Lab has been working with the company since 2017 to develop the three phase course. The course is designed to provide an immersive understanding of the Athletic Lab training philosophy including the underlying sports science and practical applications. Each phase of the course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on learning aimed at preparing sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab is known around the world for our coaching education initiatives both through the lectures and seminars our coaches have given around the world and our online presence. Our international mentorship course was first taught to the staff of Palmeiras Soccer Club in a closed-session format. Palmeiras is one of the most popular and successful soccer clubs in all of Brazil. The club has won 13 national competitions, more than any other club in the country. The very first Athletic Lab Phase 1 Mentorship program was delivered to the entire physical preparation staff of the legendary soccer club in March of 2018. Graduates of the recent 3 day course are eligible to attend the second and third phases of the course. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. The third phase is a truly immersive experience that is held on-site at the Athletic Lab headquarters in North Carolina, USA. [...]

By |2019-05-07T09:20:05-04:00May 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Karthick Jeyaraj

Athletic Lab is the choice of professional and elite athletes as well as adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We have a vibrant and diverse community who are goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our May member of the month, we've chosen Karthik Jeyaraj. Karthik is a Performance Fitness member who is one of our most dedicated members and has made incredible gains in fitness. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Karthick Jeyaraj What city were you born in? Chennai, India What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I work as a software developer at MetLife. I’m a soccer fan and a big fan of Manchester United and follow all of their games. Other than that, love driving, trying out different cuisines. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite: Thrusters, Olympic lifts; Least: Burpees.. and all versions of it What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? My strength and endurance have gone up and I'm probably stronger now than ever. Also, being able to do clean and jerks, snatches - I consider then as an accomplishment.. and MUSCLE UPS :) What motivates you? To be better version of myself. And to compete against the other members (especially Mario.. haha)

By |2019-05-06T14:01:48-04:00May 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments