Well if you're here then you're catching on to something BIG! BFRT(blood flow restriction training) or BFR(blood flow restriction) is an evidence based tool used in both clinical setting for pain & performance. It shortens(yeap) your time for fat loss, muscle mass(hypertrophy), & a host of other health benefits compared to resistance training alone.
What is BFRT(blood flow restriction training)?
BFR training, also know as blood occlusion training is where you restrict blood flow of the muscles using cuffs to help improve a range of health which includes a release of growth hormone, strength and hypertrophy(muscle growth) to list a few. Blood flow restriction(bfr) is heavy on science with plenty of research on different muscular adaptations, mostly using low loads.
Risk & Safety of BFR Training
Literature & current research that has been done on different populations which factors data such as fat percentage, vascular, & blood vessels suggests that when they use BFR, patients undergoing rehabilitation to increase muscle with training experience better result as to resistance training alone even under low load due to the cuff on specific limb within 3 weeks. Athletes on the other hand whom applied the cuff can do high intensity exercise & have a high carry over to to their sport whilst putting less pressure on joints. Which means the risk is the same as you would working out, it is really low to no risk...other than using it wrongly by yourself.
Strength Training with BFR
The use of blood flow restriction training could potentially mean a more effective exercise session where your muscles stress is more than the mechanical loading, which means a lot less pressure on your joints! For physical therapy & sports medicine, the use of BFR means an increased muscle strength for patients with injury undergoing training. Delayed onset muscle soreness will seem to be on another level as the muscles go through a metabolic crisis & your body will increase the level of oxygen uptake post exercise.
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