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"BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION 

WALKING IMPROVES PHYSICAL 

FUNCTION BEYOND THAT OF 

TRADITIONAL WALKING 

EXERCISE."

- Matthew John Clarkson, Louise Conway, Stuart Anthony Warmington

BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION WALKING AND PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN OLDER ADULTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL.

Matthew John Clarkson, Louise Conway, Stuart Anthony WarmingtonJ Sci Med Sport. 2017 Dec;20(12):1041-1046. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.04.012. Epub 2017 Apr 21.

CONCLUSION


In this study the authors write: “The greater improvement in physical function with blood flow restriction demonstrates how this addition can increase the quality of simple walking exercise for populations that may be contraindicated to heavy-load resistance training.


  • Blood flow restriction walking provides a low-load alternative    to resistance training for improving the physical function of older adults who may be contraindicated to high-load resistance training.
  • Blood flow restriction walking improves physical function beyond that of traditional walking exercise.
  • While higher than traditional walking, ratings of perceived exertion for 10 min of blood flow restriction walking were relatively low and improved with training programme duration.”


– Matthew John Clarkson, Louise Conway, Stuart Anthony Warmington

Matthew John Clarkson, Louise Conway, Stuart Anthony 

Warmington 

J Sci Med Sport. 2017 Dec;20(12):1041-1046. doi: 

10.1016/j.jsams.2017.04.012. Epub 2017 Apr 21.