Member of the Month: Kenny Stephens

Athletic Lab is one of the premier performance centers in the country. We have a vibrant and diverse community ranging from fitness enthusiasts looking to get in the best shape of their lives to elite professional athletes. The common denominator across all our members is that they are hard-working and goal-oriented. Each month we highlight one or more of our members in our member of the month feature. For the month of December we've selected Kenny Stephens. Kenny is a long time member of the Athletic Lab Weightlifting team and he recently came 16th at the USA Weightlifting American Open Finals. You can read about previous members of the month here. ____________ Name: Kenneth Stephens What city were you born in? Mobile, AL What do you do when you’re not training at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? Spending time with family and exploring different types of restaurants. Have to keep my Yelp elite status. 😎 What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? I've developed an enjoyment of training variations of the snatch because of the complexity of the lift. My least favorite is ALL accessories work. 😅 How long have you been lifting? I've been lifting on the competitive side for about 6 years now. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? The ability to be consistent in training has been a big accomplishment. The sport of Olympic lifting is very demanding mentally and physically. What motivates you in your training? It used to be the need to look better naked.😆 However, I now want to set an example for my son. No matter your age, shape, or size you can do some sort of training.

By |2021-12-07T16:42:40-05:00December 7th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Beatriz Fernandes provides Menstrual Cycle Based Training lecture for Turkish Coaches

Athletic Lab's Beatriz Fernandes, MS recently provided a streaming lecture for Turkish strength and conditioning coaches. The title of the lecture was Menstrual Cycle based Training - Theory and Practicality. The streaming lecture was hosted by Quadroathletics and Medikurs. The Turkish companies hosted an Athletic Lab Coaching Academy CHPC Level 1 course in 2019 and was slated to host multiple Academy courses in 2021 that were ultimately delayed due to COVID-19. Beatriz discussed the the impact of the menstrual cycle on training and recovery and provided a practical applications on how to implement these considerations. Fernandes previously spoke to the group earlier in 2021. The Athletic Lab Coaching Academy has a scheduled CHPC Level 2 course hosted by Quadroathletics in Instanbul later in 2021. 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 |2021-12-05T10:40:15-05:00December 6th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Mike Young selected for North Carolina NSCA Advisory Board

Athletic Lab's Mike Young was recently selected as a state advisory board member for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The advisory board assists the state director in supporting all the NSCA certified members in North Carolina. This includes but is not limited to promoting the NSCA mission through outreach programs and planning state clinics. The NSCA is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.

By |2021-12-04T12:02:18-05:00December 4th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Athletic Lab Black Friday Specials

Athletic Lab is excited to announce Black Friday specials for the remainder of November or until supplies run out. Athletic Lab Coaching Academy The Athletic Lab Coaching Academy is offering 2 great deals for Black Friday. Athletic Lab is known around the world for our evidence-based and field-proven training methods. These methods have been applied to general population clients through elite professional athletes. CHPC Level 1 Course Through December 1st, our Certified High Performance Coach (CHPC) Level 1 Course is 30% off. The CHPC Level 1 course is the perfect introduction to our methodology. The course was designed as a launch pad to introduce coaches to the “Athletic Lab Way.” In just 1 year of availability, almost 1,000 coaches from around the world have taken the course. The CHPC Level 1 program provides coaches with a common ground so that they speak and understand the language of the field. Coaches will learn the fundamental sport sciences that our methods are based upon. The entire course is taught in a manner that can immediately be put into practice by coaches. The Level 1 course is beneficial for personal trainers, CrossFit coaches, Team fitness coaches and private sport performance coaches to learn the world-leading methods of Athletic Lab. Coaching Academy Gift Card Sale In addition to the course itself being on sale, our Coaching Academy is also offering 30% off virtual gift cards that can be used towards the CHPC Level 1 course. These gift cards make the perfect holiday treat for your favorite coach. After you purchase the gift card, you will receive an email containing a digital gift card and a unique coupon code good for 100% off the CHPC Level One course. It will [...]

By |2021-11-23T16:11:39-05:00November 23rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Young provides Injury Prevention & Return to Play lecture for Turkish Coaches

Athletic Lab's Dr. Mike Young recently provided a streaming course on Injury Prevention and Return to Play for Turkish strength and conditioning coaches. The streaming lecture series was hosted by Quadroathletics and Medikurs. The Turkish companies hosted an Athletic Lab Coaching Academy CHPC Level 1 course in 2019 and was slated to host multiple Academy courses in 2021 that were ultimately delayed due to COVID-19. Young discussed the most common causes of preventable sport injuries, evidence-based training interventions to reduce their likelihood, and special considerations for return to sport. This lecture marks Mike's 8th for the group in 2021. The Athletic Lab Coaching Academy has a scheduled CHPC Level 2 course for later in 2021. 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 |2021-11-21T19:05:47-05:00November 22nd, 2021|News|0 Comments