The combination of blood flow restriction and light weight exercise.
By reducing, not preventing, blood flowing within a limb and exercising with a light weight as low as 20% 1RM; sports performance can be enhanced.
BFR involves restricting blood flow within a limb and carrying out traditional exercises with light weights.
BFR training benefits the following:
- Injured or Injury prone athletes looking to return to high levels of performance and are unable to lift heavy weights.
- Healthy athletes to improve sports performance by supplementing a traditional training routine with BFR training.
Properly employed BFR Training has been reported to be as safe as traditional heavy weight training*
Correct use of BFR training:
- Calculating what is known as an individual’s Limb Occlusive Pressure (“LOP”) prior to every use
- Using training regimes prescribed by professionals
- Understanding the parameters to train within: time under restriction, weight lifted, and pressure applied.
- Utilising a BFR registered system with the ability to calculate LOP.
*Blood flow restriction training in clinical musculoskeletal rehabilitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.