Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training can help you achieve your goals faster by pairing low impact exercise with restricting the blood flow around your upper arm or upper thigh. Watch this video to learn more
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training uses a tourniquet that looks similar to a blood pressure cuff. The cuff is placed around your arm or leg and inflated to reduce blood flow to the particular limb. Next, a series of exercises are performed with the tightened strap in place.
Blood Flow Restriction training can be valuable for most people recovering from an acute or chronic injury of the upper and lower extremities including:
Anyone who is limited in lifting heavier weights, but wants the benefits of high resistance weight training with low resistance weight training
The Value of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
Blood Flow Restriction training can be a safe alternative to heavier weight training, as there is less load and stress to tissues. Blood Flow Restriction training can strengthen your muscles under a light load in less than half the time of traditional resistance exercises.