Personalized Blood flow restriction Training

What is Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) Training?

It is the application of a specialized tourniquet system similar to “blood measurement system” to a proximal arm or leg, which is inflated, to a personalized and specific pressure to reduce blood flow to an exercising extremity. The application is brief and intermittent, typically about 6 minutes per exercise.

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What are the benefits of PBFR?

One of the biggest problems after injury or surgery is the loss of muscle strength and muscle mass. Typically, to increase strength and muscle mass a person would need to lift a significant amount of weight (60% of a 1 Repetition maximum or greater)
(American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines
During rehabilitation this is often not possible especially right at the start. With PBFR you can create significant strength and hypertrophy gains with loads as low as 20% 1RM.
PBFR consistently demonstrates greater results compared to work matched controls exercising without PBFR. The positive results have been seen in patients after injury, in the elderly, and in athletes. It has also been applied extensively in a military rehabilitation setting on severely compromised patients.

Is PBFR safe?

PBFR has consistently demonstrated to be a safe modality in the literature. It has been performed on thousands of subjects in the peer-reviewed literature with little to no side effects. Clinicians are always encouraged to use an FDA device listed tourniquet system specifically indicated for PBFR use and with built in safety features such as the ability to detect limb occlusion pressure when performing PBFR.

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