BFR training is the ultimate ‘biohack’. BFR allows users to lift light weights and still achieve muscular gains and aerobic capacity changes similar to high intensity training. BFR can be a complete game changer for those who cannot tolerate heavy loads in order to maintain strength and muscle size over a lifetime.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is a technique which combines low-intensity exercise under reduced arterial flow conditions. BFR is quantifiably and objectively reducing the amount of blood flow into an extremity by using a specially made medical tourniquet. BFR allows individuals to use low loads yet achieve results similar to high intensity training.
By using low loads to improve muscular strength, post-operative patients and those rehabbing from an injury can improve muscular strength just as if they are lifting heavy loads. Exercise prescription for BFR varies, this is dependent on whether it is being applied during resistance training, aerobic training or passively without exercise.
At CAMISA Blood Flow Restriction Training is overseen by one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy and can be implemented into a CAMISA Athletic Prehab & Performance program.
Please call our office at 973-998-7737 or email us at email@example.com for more information about how BFR training can be optimized according to your physical needs and goals.