Dr. Jim Stray Gundersen and Mark Wahlberg recently appeared on the Dr Oz show to talk about health, fitness, and blood flow restriction (BFR) bands.
The topic of the Mark Wahlberg segment with Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen, and Dr. Oz was to discuss the modality of Blood Flow Restriction that Mark Wahlberg initially started using for rehab for his injuries. Mark saw how quickly he was healing with B Strong BFR and also how much stronger he was getting, not only with his specific injuries, but in all his body as a response to the systemic response one elicits properly using BFR.
While chatting about quarantine, the pair started to do some humble bragging.
“My whole family followed you on Instagram. I have to acknowledge I do as well. You posted a video, theoretically, it was about your abs in the gym. I was watching for that purpose. Then I ended up getting a big full moon from you,” Oz said to Wahlberg. “Which I can’t show the whole video on national television, but I did notice those cupping marks. You get cupped?”
“You know what, along with with the old age comes a lot of aches and pains and injuries… I can’t go running around in my underwear like I used to,” Wahlberg teased. “I also just decided to show the cupping as well. But then it was also great because the real relief that I got from my back problems and my shoulder problems were the BFR straps that we’re talking about later today. You know, it’s hard. The older you get, the harder it is. Finding new and innovative ways to retain muscle mass and build new muscle mass is not the easiest thing in the world. But I’m committed to staying in shape and being as physically fit as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can.”
Sports Medicine physician, and BFR expert Jim Stray-Gundersen, MD explains, for some, it is difficult to do a hard enough workout to get that systemic response that elicits the hormonal cascade. "B Strong BFR dominates the physical therapy arena. People are introduced to the incredible benefits of BFR when injured. I have seen this with Olympians, and developed B Strong BFR so that people can have access to the safe and effective BFR modality for "at home" use for the consumer and athlete. The key to proper BFR is getting that systemic response, getting enough fatigue in the muscle to start the hormonal cascade including growth hormone. Blood flow restriction training allows people to do minimal exercise and get to fatigue. It mimics heavy lifting, and hard exercise when only doing a fraction of a traditional workout. It is truly game changing for everyone."
Here are some additional Instagram posts from Mark Wahlberg using B Strong BFR bands.