Blood Flow Restriction Training
What is Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT)?
Training strategy involving cuffs placed around limbs during low-load exercise.
Artificially creates an anaerobic environment for the muscles to work in.
Allows you to challenge your muscles without lifting heavy weights that may strain your joints or nervous system.
How Does It Work?
Cuffs are placed at the top-most portion of a limb to restrict the venous return of blood from a muscle but allow fresh, arterial blood to enter the muscle.
This results in muscle swelling, therefore, stimulating your muscles to grow in size and strength more so than without the cuffs.
Research shows that BFRT can lead to:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased muscle strength
- Improved endurance (VO2 max)
Who Can Benefit from BFRT?
- People recovering from joint surgery, especially after a joint replacement or ligament repairs
- People recovering from bone fractures
- People with joint problems such as arthritis or cartilage injury
- People with disuse muscle loss
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