Members of the Month: Jack Flood and Kincaid Young

Athletic Lab is the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and vibrant population.  The specific goals of our members may differ but they all share the common traits of being goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our March members of the month, we've chosen Jack Flood and Kincaid Young who both recently medaled on the national stage in their respective sports.  Jack recently made his second appearance for Athletic Lab at a USA Track & Field National Championships where he took 3rd place in the heptathlon. Jack has been a member of the Athletic Lab Track Club since 2017. Kincaid is a member of the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Team and made his first national appearance at last month's USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships. He brought home bronze medals in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Jack Flood What city were you born in? Blue Point, NY What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab? The past couple months when I wasn't training, I was coaching HS boys winter track. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? My favorite exercise would have to be Power snatches and my least favorite Turkish get ups. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? Since I began training, my favorite accomplishment was this most recent one of placing 3rd at the USATF indoor championship in the heptathlon. I love the sport of track and field and [...]

By |2019-03-08T19:10:19-04:00March 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Jack Flood’s bronze medal leads Athletic Lab Track Club at USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships

Multi-event athlete Jack Flood lead the Athletic Lab Track Club to bring home a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships in New York City. The heptathlon is comprised of seven events and is the indoor equivalent of the outdoor decathlon event. Flood set personal bests in the 60m Hurdles (8.08 seconds) and Pole Vault (4.60m) on his way to a personal best overall score of 5,701 points. Teammate and Athletic Lab coach, Devin Cornelius, also competed in the heptathlon. Cornelius finished in 9th place with a score of 5,267. Athletic Lab Track Club's Nate Bruno competed in the 600m and finished in 1:20.23 seconds. The Athletic Lab Track Club has a long history of success at the national and international level. This is particularly true in the heptathlon and decathlon with 5 athletes having won National Championships or Masters National Championships and 1 having won a Masters World Championship. Most notably, Eric Broadbent won the 2012 Indoor National Championships in the heptathlon with a score of 5,908 and competed in the 2012 Olympic Olympic trials. Also, Jef Souza is the current American Masters record holder in the Pentathlon in 2 age categories and has won multiple National and World Championships in the multi-events.

By |2019-02-24T21:54:56-04:00February 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship in Fortaleza, Brazil

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, held their 2nd sold-out Phase 1 international mentorship. The course was attended by 30 coaches in Fortaleza, 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. Athletic Lab is known for our coaching education initiatives both through our online presence and through lectures and seminars given around the world. The 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 |2019-02-22T12:12:07-04:00February 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mike Young presents at NWSL Sports Science Summit

Athletic Lab’s Mike Young recently returned from Tampa, FL where he presented and lead workshops on speed and change of direction training at the NWSL Sports Science Summit. The annual summit was attended by all Athletic Trainers and Sport Scientists / Fitness Coaches of the NWSL. The summit featured an international speaker lineup including Dawn Scott (USWNT), Sophia Nimphius of Edith Cowan University (Australia) and Clive Brewer (Toronto Bluejays) among others. Young is entering his 3rd year as the Performance Director for the North Carolina Courage. The team won the NWSL regular season shield in 2017. In 2018, the Courage became the winningest women’s soccer club in North American history by winning the NWSL regular season shield, NWSL post-season championship, and ICC championship along with setting records for wins and points in a season.

By |2019-02-20T16:40:12-04:00February 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Kincaid Young takes home 3 bronze at USA Weightlifting Junior Nationals

Kincaid Young with Athletic Lab Weightlifting Coach Jarrod Nobbe Athletic Lab Weightlifting Junior athlete Kincaid Young brought home 3 bronze medals at the USA Weightlifting Junior Nationals in Lombard, IL. Competing in his first National Meet, 18 year old Kincaid placed third in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total. Young competed in the 102 kg (224 lb) weight class and successfully hit 4 of his 6 lifts. Kincaid finished the day with bests of 121 kg (266 lb) in the snatch, 155 kg (341 lb) in the clean & jerk, and a 276 kg total (607 lb). The Athletic Lab weightlifting team has a long history of success domestically and internationally including several Junior National Championships competitors, National and Masters National Championship competitors and multiple Pan Am and World Masters Champions.

By |2019-02-20T17:50:09-04:00February 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Weightlifting Winter Classic Results

Athletic Lab hosted it's annual Winter Classic Weightlifting meet on Saturday, February 9th. Check out the full results and medal winners below: Winter Classic Results Winter Classic Medal Winners Athletic Lab hosted competitors from all over North Carolina and surrounding states. Returning athletes and new faces alike shared the platform looking for personal bests and qualifying totals. Athletic Lab is proud to allow athletes of all age and ability to compete in well organized and smoothly run sanctioned meets, doing it's part in fueling a large culture of weightlifting in the Southeast region. High quality photos from the meet can be found here. *Click here to sign up now for the Athletic Lab Weightlifting Summer Classic for early-bird pricing!

By |2019-02-13T15:07:30-04:00February 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Couples of Athletic Lab

Athletic Lab features a diverse and vibrant community. We are the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. While the specific goals of our varying members may differ but they all share a common trait: they are goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of February, we've chosen the married couples of Athletic Lab. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Where did you meet?  Ross & Keri: On the soccer field in Raleigh (2002) Brian & Heather: We met at the end of high school and we will be married 30 years at the end of this year. Matt & Mary: We met via match.com in 2012 and our first date was at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham. Rodrigo & Deia: We met in college. Renan & Adriana: We met at the university, in Jaboticabal, state of São Paulo (1998). Savan & Monica: We met and started dating in 2005 while completing our undergraduate work at Campbell University. Nate & Alison: We met in college at Carnegie Mellon University. Joel & Stacey: We met our freshman year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1987. Joel was assigned to the same dorm floor as a good friend of mine from high school, so we sort of met that way. But we first really met when we both attended a talk from a guy who wanted to get rid of all countries and unite as one world (no, it wasn’t John Lennon; he was dead by then). Aaron & Hope: Our first date was at Tyler's Taproom in [...]

By |2019-02-08T17:20:42-04:00February 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Saturday February 9 Schedule Update

In an effort to accommodate our Winter Weightlifting Classic while still providing training session availability to our members, Athletic Lab will have a revised schedule for the day of the meet (February 9, 2019). Please note the following training options available to our members: Performance Fitness Endurance meet at Athletic Lab at 9 am. Session will be conducted outdoors so please dress accordingly. Train at our satellite facility Athletic Lab South Wake in Holly Springs using a free single day pass. Restrictions apply. Please fill out the Athletic Lab South Wake waiver at Athletic Lab's front desk by Friday February 8th if you intend to attend either of the following classes: CrossFit at 8 am Endurance at 9 am Winter Weightlifting Open Registration [Members register with a staff member to take advantage of member discount] The Winter Weightlifting Open is free to the public for spectators. Come watch and support some of the best local and regional lifters as they compete in the sport of weightlifting.

By |2019-02-04T14:13:43-04:00February 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Phase One Mentorship Launches in São Paulo

Athletic Lab, in partnership with ELITE Training, launched our international mentorship program with the first Phase 1 course open to the public. The course was attended by almost 50 coaches at the prestigious Reebok Sports Club in São Paulo, 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. Athletic Lab is known for our coaching education initiatives both through our online presence and through lectures and seminars given around the world. The 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 |2019-02-22T12:05:26-04:00January 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Member of the Month: Andreia Almeida

Our diverse and community is one of the many strengths of Athletic Lab. We are the training home to professional through youth athletes and adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. The specific goals of our members may vary but they all share a common trait: they 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 first member of the month feature of 2019, we've chosen Andreia Almeida. Andreia is a long time member of our Performance Fitness program. You can also check out our previous members of the month here. Name: Andreia Almeida What city were you born in? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? In Brazil, I was a lawyer, but since I came to NC I'm studying to open my own business - a coffee shop.  Also, I'm trying to improve my English and make friends. What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite?  I have many favorites, but the first one is snatch, followed by burpees. The least favorite is dumbbell thrusters. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? CrossFit taught me that consistency is the key. What motivates you? It all began with losing weight. I was obese and needed to change my life.  Now it's a lifestyle.

By |2019-01-03T11:43:48-04:00January 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments