Blood flow restriction (BFR) training uses specially designed bands that modify the blood flow to the limb. This tricks the brain into thinking the muscles are working harder than they are and stimulates the production of Growth Hormones, increasing energy levels, improving strength and performance, and regulating the metabolism. BFR training allows trainers to gain more with less effort.
BFR training involves wrapping a band around the top of your arm or leg prior to training. In order to be effective, this band must be tight enough to restrict the veins in the arms or legs from returning blood from the muscles to the heart, but not so tight that it stops fresh blood traveling from the heart to the muscles. This is extremely important, as stopping arterial blood flow can lead to serious problems.
Our B Strong BFR Training System™ uses bands that are specially designed to allow blood flow to the limb while still adequately restricting flow out of the veins to get the “BFR effect”. We designed these bands to be safe, effective, affordable, and easy-to-use. Today, some of the world’s best athletes, coaches, doctors, and physical therapists use our training system to recover faster, increase muscle, improve performance, and get more out of their workout.
The following are some of the top blood flow restriction training benefits.
Gain More While Doing Less
One of the biggest benefits of BFR training is the ability to achieve the same results from low intensity resistance exercises as those achieved through high-intensity resistance training (i.e weightlifting). With BFR training, you use much lighter weights. This makes BFR training ideal for people that cannot lift heavy weights due to injury, age or other factors.
Increased Strength and Muscle Size
Even though very light weights are used, BFR training increases protein synthesis similar to traditional strength training. The increase in protein synthesis combined with reduced muscle damage puts the body in the best possible position for building lean muscle. Because BFR causes less muscle damage, gains have been observed faster than in traditional strength training.
BFR training with B Strong stimulates the production of Growth Hormone which helps promote growth of lean muscle. BFR training produces a “systemic effect” due to the hormonal release into the body’s circulatory system. While only arms and/or legs may have been under restriction, the hormonal release into the blood stream goes everywhere and benefits any are of the body that was exercised (core, back, etc). Doing low intensity workouts with B STRONG allows you to get the maximum benefits without the wear and tear on your body.
BFR training allows individuals recovering from a hard workout, competition, or injury to maintain physical fitness, increase strength, and reduce atrophy. By limiting blood flow to the muscles, users can work the muscles without placing excessive weight on the limb. If a part of the body is comprised from being able to tolerate normal training, BFR may provide an alternative form of training to still fatigue the body without added stress. In addition, the systemic aspect of BFR means that non-compromised parts of the body may be trained as normal, so instead of sitting around waiting for the body to repair itself, you can actively produce an anabolic release (i.e. Growth Hormone, etc) that benefits all parts of the body. For injury recovery, always consult a qualified medical professional for proper care and guidance.
The B Strong BFR Training System is ideal for individuals of all ages and abilities. Our system allows users to exercise safer, smarter, and with better results than any other method available today. Please contact us for more information about blood flow restriction training.