Playing College Sport in the US

Sport give us so many things.  It can also take you places you wouldn’t otherwise travel to.  Even better, it can mean a free college education in the US. Acceleration can help you get there.

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A NEW KID ON THE OLYMPIC BLOCK, CLIMBING

Climbing is now an Olympic sport; featuring for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  We can tell you, its more than just climbing a wall.

On the contrary, it is an intricate mix of agility, power and strength. In the sport, there are three recognised disciplines, which all involve a sleuth of different techniques to be successful. These disciplines are speed, bouldering, and lead.

Our team hasn’t made the finals in Tokyo but they did us proud by doing their best.

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How Blood Flow Restriction Can Improve Strength

Acceleration Coach Jack Clayton has done some research on Blood Flow Restriction training.  Basically, the athlete wears a cuff on the muscle being used to restrict blood flow during weight training.  Generally speaking, restricting the blood flow to that muscles means you can lift less weight but still gain strength.  This type of training has some applications that would be beneficial to athletes who are rehabilitating from injury or trying to gain strength during a busy in-season program.

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The Average Guy, Acceleration-ised

Stefano Di Loro

Stefano Di Iorio is a long-term Acceleration client. He is also one of the nicest people we know. We’ve asked him to tell his story about his basketball journey. He was kind enough to write this.

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Kids shoes: why it’s so important to buy the right ones

Learn why it is important to see a podiatrist to avoid short and long term injuries and how to make the best choice when buying kids shoes.

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If you don’t snooze, you’ll lose!

Sleep is one of the easiest things you can control when it comes to performing well at sport. But it is very hard for many of us to get it right. Find some great tips for getting better sleep and why it’s important.

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