26th

Dec 2016

Why Swimming Is the Best Form of Exercise?

Swimming is obviously the hot favourite sport of all fitness freaks. Swimming is known to provide something that none of the aerobic exercises do. It provides the capacity to work the body without any kind of harsh effect on your skeletal system. Swimming is usually considered to be the most effective way of enhancing your … Continue reading “Why Swimming Is the Best Form of Exercise?”

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26th

Dec 2016

Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling is one of the most popular methods athletes use for recovery and preparation. All around the world, from local level right up to Olympic level, athletes can be seen seesawing, rolling and contorting in every which way over a small foam tube, trigger ball or even an old scuffed up lacrosse ball. This … Continue reading “Foam Rolling”

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26th

Dec 2016

Recovery- The why and how

Recovery from any kind of athletic performance, has come a long way over the years. From the days when drinking beer and smoking cigarettes were a way of saluting victory, before heading off to work for a week, we have reached an age where recovery is an essential part of performance, and thanks to advancements … Continue reading “Recovery- The why and how”

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26th

Dec 2016

Injury Rehabilitation: Aim, Procedure & Benefits

If you are involved in active sports or if you are a fitness fanatic, it is quite possible for you to get injured. Treatment of an injury must go hand in hand with rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is actually, the process of regaining full function after an injury. It involves restoration of flexibility, strength, power and endurance. … Continue reading “Injury Rehabilitation: Aim, Procedure & Benefits”

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26th

Dec 2016

How You Can Become a Better Football Player

As a football player, you should always be looking to get better, to be noticed by the big wigs and make your way up the ladder. It is a tremendously long-drawn process, but it is also important to remember that you can always get better, be it tactically or physically. There are a number of … Continue reading “How You Can Become a Better Football Player”

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26th

Dec 2016

Role of Motivation in the Success of an Athlete

Motivation is certainly the foundation of all athletic achievements and efforts. Motivation is the key to success. Without motivation, dedication and determination to improve your performance, rest of the mental factors including focus, intensity, confidence and emotions would then become pointless and meaningless.  If you wish to become successful, you must stay motivated and it … Continue reading “Role of Motivation in the Success of an Athlete”

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26th

Dec 2016

Some Amazing Benefits of Strength Training

Your fitness regimen should include strength training as it could be beneficial to you in a number of ways. Strength training is effective in improving your balance, strengthening your bones and helping you to lose weight and look better. Remember strength training is not only meant for bodybuilders. It is beneficial to individuals across all … Continue reading “Some Amazing Benefits of Strength Training”

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26th

Dec 2016

Sports: The Food for Mind and Body

Playing sports could be immensely beneficial for everyone both old and young alike. Sports can really help in enhancing your health and fitness and in boosting team spirit and a sense of achievement. If you are playing a sport that you enjoy and love playing, you are sure to reap positive rewards and learn invaluable … Continue reading “Sports: The Food for Mind and Body”

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26th

Dec 2016

Importance of Strength Training

An effective strength training & conditioning program is essential for the fitness of football teams and also, for the well-being of all athletes. It is effective in helping players in preventing injuries and giving them an edge with strength and fitness. Strength training and conditioning programs usually are introduced at youth level in football. An … Continue reading “Importance of Strength Training”

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26th

Dec 2016

Strength And Power Training For Triathlon Is Imperative

I have competed in triathlon for over 15 years, at various levels. I am by no means a professional athlete, but I do consider myself an athlete. I am also a busy human who tends to spend so much time coaching other people that I neglect my own sessions. Training for 3 sports in a … Continue reading “Strength And Power Training For Triathlon Is Imperative”

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26th

Dec 2016

Trigger Pointing Is Your Friend

SO what do we know about trigger pointing? It hurts. I forget to do it. And I can’t always find time to do it. But I can’t live without it. Trigger points are discrete spots located in skeletal muscle, that produce pain either on the trigger point or in a referred nature. A one off … Continue reading “Trigger Pointing Is Your Friend”

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26th

Dec 2016

It’S Time To Put The Work In

With all winter codes nearing an end it’s time to start organising your off-season. That may be a foreign concept for some of you, however it is the perfect time to work on your weaknesses and further improve your strengths. Many athletes look forward to the off-season for either one of two reasons. It’s time … Continue reading “It’S Time To Put The Work In”

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26th

Dec 2016

Athlete Spotlight: Bridie Kean

This weeks athlete spotlight is on two time Paralympic medallist Bridie Kean. Bridie won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. Bridie spent many hours in the Acceleration gym perfecting her posture and stability in order to achieve the control needed to … Continue reading “Athlete Spotlight: Bridie Kean”

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26th

Dec 2016

Athlete Spotlight: Manuel Garcia

July’s athlete spotlight in on long term client Jose ‘Manuel’ Garcia. Manuel has been training with Acceleration since 2005 with a long term goal of improving his all-round athleticism. During his time with us we have seen his 20m sprint drop from 3.30sec to 2.85sec, whilst increasing his Vertical Jump, Overhead throw and relative strength levels. … Continue reading “Athlete Spotlight: Manuel Garcia”

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26th

Dec 2016

What Is Interference And How Do We Minimise Its Effects?

In many major sporting codes played in Australia; Australian Football, Rugby Union and Rugby League, both the aerobic system and the strength/power systems are required simultaneously. Concurrent training is the specific training of both these two capacities in immediate succession or within 24 hours of recovering from one capacity. Here lies the possible interference effect … Continue reading “What Is Interference And How Do We Minimise Its Effects?”

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26th

Dec 2016

ATHLETES SHOULD RESPECT REST

Too often parents tell me that their son or daughter has been training more and more every week, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. My first question to them is, when do they have time to rest and recover? This question is met with a mixture of answers, most of which start with denial and … Continue reading “ATHLETES SHOULD RESPECT REST”

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