Athletic Lab is the training home of professional and elite athletes as well as adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. The common thread in our vibrant and diverse community is being goal-oriented and hard-working. No one embodies this more than our September Member of the Month - Heather O'Reilly. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. You can check out our previous members of the month here. Heather is a member of the North Carolina Courage and arguably the most accomplished athlete to ever set foot in our doors. Athletic Lab has been the official sports performance training and sports science providers for the North Carolina Courage since their inception in 2017. During which time they've become the winningest team in North American Professional Soccer history. Athletic Lab's Mike Young is the Performance Manager for the team. Heather is a true legend of the sport of soccer. She has 230 international caps and has made 3 World Cup appearances. Heather has won at every level of the sport and recently announced her retirement following the current NWSL season. She first trained at Athletic Lab as far back as 2014. Olympic Champion (2004, 2008, 2012) FIFA World Cup Champion (2015) U-19 World Cup Champion (2002) 2x NCAA National Champion with the University of North Carolina (2003 & 2006) W-League Champion with the New Jersey Wildcats (2005) WPSL Champion with Sky Blue FC (2009) Women's International Champions Cup with North Carolina Courage (2018) NWSL Championship with North Carolina Courage (2018) NWSL regular season shield with North Carolina Courage (2018 & 2019) Name: Heather O'Reilly What city were you born in? East Brunswick, NJ What [...]
Multi-event athlete Jack Flood represented the USA in finishing 4th at the prestigious Thorpe Cup Decathlon in Germany. Flood is a member of the Athletic Lab Track Club. Jack qualified for Team USA on the merit of his 8th place finish in the Decathlon at the USA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships in Des Moines, IA. The Thorpe Cup is an annual international decathlon and heptathlon contested between Germany and the USA. The event is named after the famous Olympic decathlete Jim Thorpe. In Germany, Flood scored 7,601 points on his way to a 4th place finish. The performance marked Flood's third time over the 7,600 point mark in 2019. The Athletic Lab Track Club provides world class coaching and a supportive training environment for post-collegiate athletes as they pursue national and international competitive careers. The Athletic Lab Track Club has a long history of success at the elite level having produced multiple national champions and international competitors. This is particularly true in the heptathlon and decathlon. Athletic Lab Track Club boasts 5 athletes who have won National Championships or Masters National Championships and 1 who has won a Masters World Championship. Most notably, Eric Broadbent won the 2012 Indoor National Championships in the heptathlon with a score of 5,908. Broadbent later went on to compete in the 2012 Olympic Olympic trials. Also, Jef Souza is the current American Masters record holder in the Pentathlon in 2 age categories. Souza has won multiple National and World Championships in the multi-events.
Just one week after almost 30 coaches attended an Athletic Lab Phase 1 mentorship in Porto, Portugal, almost 20 top coaches completed the Athletic Lab Phase 2 Mentorship in Lisbon. The mentorship was delivered in partnership with ELITE Training. ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world. Athletic Lab has worked with ELITE Training since 2017 to bring our 3 phase course to Brazil and Portugal. The content taught in Phase 1 is developed and expanded upon in Phase 2. It provides a more in-depth understanding of the techniques, means and methods that Athletic Lab uses in the high performance environment. Each phase of the course combines lecture and hands-on learning. The objective is to prepare sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab is known around the world for our coaching education initiatives. Over the past decade, Athletic Lab has provided both lectures and seminars around the world and are considered a leader in the online coaching education space. Hundreds of coaches in Portugal and Brazil have taken Athletic Lab mentorship courses this year. Istanbul and Taiwan will host courses later this year. The course has been delivered to many of the top coaches in the world including the entire physical preparation staffs of Palmeiras Soccer Club and Vitória de Guimarães Soccer Club. Graduates of the recent 3 day course are now eligible for the much anticipated third phase of our mentorship. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. The third phase is a truly immersive experience. Athletic Lab will host the 2 week course at the Athletic Lab headquarters in North Carolina, USA.
Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held a Phase 1 international mentorship on the first weekend in September. Almost 30 coaches attended the course in Porto, Portugal. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world. Athletic Lab has been working with ELITE Training since 2017 to bring the three phase course to Portugal and Brazil. The mentorship provides an in-depth understanding of the Athletic Lab training philosophy. Our mentorship covers both the underlying sports science and practical applications. The course is modeled after our on-site coaching mentorship program. The mentorship combines academic and experiential learning to prepare sport performance and fitness coaches to excel. Athletic Lab is recognized around the world for our coaching education initiatives. We provide online and in-person lectures and seminars around the world. Hundreds of coaches in Portugal and Brazil have taken our international mentorship course this year. Istanbul and Taiwan will host courses later this year. The course has been delivered to many of the top coaches in the world including the entire physical preparation staffs of Palmeiras Soccer Club and Vitória de Guimarães Soccer Club. 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. We host the third phase on-site at the Athletic Lab headquarters in North Carolina, USA.
In observance of Labor Day, Athletic Lab in Cary will follow a condensed class schedule. Please note the following schedule for Monday August 2nd, 2019: Performance Fitness CrossFit: 9 am and 11 am Performance Fitness Foundations: 9 am Scholastic Sports Performance: 10 am Performance Fitness Endurance: 10 am Weightlifting: 11 am Open gym will be available from 9 am-12:30 pm. Our normal training schedule will resume on Tuesday August, 3rd.
The Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team is asking for help in sending several athletes and coach Jarrod Nobbe to the American Open Series 3 competition in Daytona, Florida on September 12-15th. Athletic Lab is hosting a workout, open to anyone willing to show support, to bring awareness to our hardworking Weightlifting team and help raise money for their 4 day trip. On Saturday September 7th at 10:00 AM, join our coaches, weightlifters, and fellow members for a fun workout that will be both individual and team based (see below). Any and all donations are appreciated, and can be made HERE via GoFundMe, or in person during the workout. This will be the first National meet for some weightlifters and another shot at the spotlight for others lifting on the Big Stage. The American Open Series 3 is the last American Open Series Meet leading into the American Open Final in Salt Lake City, Utah in December. The Workout: "Crossfit Total" Back Squat Max Shoulder Press Max Deadlift Max *Athletes get 3 attempts at each lift to achieve their best total (weightlifting style). Failed attempts count, choose wisely! 3 Person Team WOD - 15' Amrap Partner A: Row 500m before rotating Partners B & C: Amrap, alternating rounds 12 KB Swings + 10 V-ups + 8 Pushups *Score = rounds + reps
Congratulations to the ageless Barry Myers for bringing home a silver medal at the Masters World Weightlifting Championships. The meet took place in Montreal, Quebec and brought together the top masters competitors from around the world. Barry made all 6 of his lifts for a total of 158 kg. Myers lifted in the 67 kg weight class / 60-64 year age division. Barry Myers is a multi-time National, Pan American and World Champion in weightlifting. Earlier in the year, Myers won a National Championship in Salt Lake City. In Salt Lake City, Barry totaled 158 kg total (75kg snatch, 83kg clean & jerk) in the 67 kg / 60-64 year age division. The Athletic Lab Weightlifting Club provides training, learning and competitive opportunities for athletes looking to get involved in the sport of weightlifting. Athletic Lab is the best equipped training center for weightlifting in the Triangle. Level 2 USA Weightlifting coach Jarrod Nobbe leads the club. The Athletic Lab Weightlifting Club has a long history of success producing athletes at the National and International level. Every member of our staff are certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches. Contact us today if you’re interested in joining our club.
Athletic Lab will modify our Scholastic Sports Performance schedule on August 26th to reflect the change in student's availability as they return to school. The morning Scholastic Sports Performance classes will be removed from the schedule beginning on Monday August 26th. These classes are seasonal and offered when school is not in session. Our afternoon and evening group classes will still be offered at the regular time slots. Private training sessions, Scholastic Prep and NCFC Youth Sports Performance Training will be unaffected. The schedule for Scholastic Sports Performance group training will be as follows: Monday through Friday 3:45 - 5 pm Monday through Friday 5 - 6:15 pm Saturday: 11 - 12:15 pm Our group Scholastic Sports Performance program consists of 75 minute sessions led by our expert coaches. The program takes athletes through a planned and progressive 13 week training program. The program coincides with the high school sports competitive calendar to ensure success in the athlete's sport. Each 13 week block develops strength, speed, power and conditioning to help high school athletes excel in their sport and reduce their likelihood for injury. The program is explicitly designed to build physical capacities over the course of a season so athletes are at their best during championship periods.
This weekend, over 30 coaches completed the very first Athletic Lab Phase 2 Mentorship. The course took place at the prestigious Reebok Sports Club in São Paulo, Brazil. The mentorship was delivered in partnership with ELITE Training. ELITE Training is one of the largest coaching education companies in the world. Athletic Lab has worked with ELITE Training since 2017 to bring our 3 phase course to Brazil and Portugal. The second phase of the course is designed to build on the content provided in Phase 1. It provides a more in-depth understanding of the techniques, means and methods that Athletic Lab uses in the high performance environment. 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. Over the past decade, Athletic Lab has provided both lectures and seminars around the world and are considered a leader in the online coaching education space. Our international mentorship course was launched for 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 become the first in the world to be eligible for the much anticipated third phase of our mentorship. Each phase builds on the previous one with more advanced concepts and applications. The third phase is a truly [...]
Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Edwardsville, Illinois where he provided his second keynote presentation of the year at the Exxentric High Performance Clinic. Coach Young presented on his use of flywheel based training methods for elite track and field athletes. Flywheel training provides an iso-inertial resistance that allows athletes to overload the athlete’s ability to generate eccentric force. Exxentric is the world’s leading manufacturer of Flywheel resistance training technology. Young spoke at the previous Exxentric conference in Stockholm, Sweden in 2017. Young is slated to deliver an additional keynote at 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.