Blood Flow Restriction Training
How it Works
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) is performed by applying a tourniquet, similar to a blood pressure cuff, around the upper most part of the legs or arms. Once the cuff is in place, it is set to a specific amount of pressure for each patient. At that time, the individual can then perform exercises with the cuff on, while it remains inflated.
If you're injured or in pain, it makes it really difficult to perform exercises, let alone perform them with an intensity that will improve muscle size and strength. BFR allows you to perform exercises at a very low intensity and weight, but the muscle will grow in strength and size like you are lifting much heavier.
What it Does
Increases muscle mass
Increases muscle strength
Improves cardiovascular fitness
Improves bone healing
Assists with remodeling of tendons
Essentially, BFR allows you to build muscle and strength performing an exercise that would not otherwise do so.