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8 Reasons Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training is Right for You

Author: Dane Gifford

What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training has been used in the military for years. It has now begun its ascent into mainstream use. It is being used by pro athletes and collegiate programs to decrease time off the field as well as improve performance and strength. BFR training is basically a body hack. We all know that when you exercise with heavy loads, or with high intensity, there is a build up of metabolites in the muscle (feel the burn) and the muscles get “pumped up” during and immediately following exercise. BFR uses a tourniquet to safely mimic the same response using light loads, which will trigger the bodies response and “trick” it to release the same good hormones and reactions that cause the same muscle burn and pump. This effect will give you the same increase in muscle size, strength, and recovery. It’s a very simple and elegant solution that will be a powerful tool in...

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BFR – Strength & Hypertrophy

Will Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) Training Increase Your Muscle Strength & Size?

Author: Dane Gifford

KEY POINTS

  • Your Muscles will get bigger using PBFR than by just lifting weights.
  • You will develop strength using PBFR just like you would lifting heavy weights
  • Growth Hormone will increase by 300% which will improve tendon health
  • Additionally, increased Growth Hormone will maximize your Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

 

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that you lift weight at moderate to high intensities, greater than 65% of your 1RM, in order to make significant gains in muscle strength and size (Donnelly 2009). Additionally you have to lift at these higher intensities 2-3 days each week, over a period of 8-16 weeks. This recommendation follows the “Overload Principle” which states that a significant load must be placed on the muscle in order to drive the desired adaptations in strength and hypertrophy according to...

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BFR – Your Magic Pill Awaits

Author: Dane Gifford

 

Everyone wants to accomplish more in less time. Everyone wants to maximize their efforts. This is especially true in the gym and with our health & fitness. But let’s be clear, there has never been a magic pill when it comes to your health… until now!

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) Training is the closest thing you will find to a magic pill.

PBFR, when used with specific protocols, can be utilized to increase muscle strength and size. PBFR is an effective therapy for those suffering from tendinopathies such as tennis or golf elbow, biceps tendinopathy, runner’s knee and plantar fasciitis. PBFR assists individuals looking to combat osteoporosis and promote bone health. PBFR decreases recovery time from surgery by limiting muscle atrophy (shrinking) while in the early stages of rehab. It can help eliminate pain during exercise as well. Furthermore, it can improve aerobic fitness by increasing VO2 Max or...

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