LESS MUSCLE DAMAGE, SHORTER
In this study the authors looked at the time-course of muscle fatigue and recovery periods during and after BFRT. They conclude:
“The strong decline in neuromuscular function and the fast recovery after low-intensity BFR exercise seem to provide a strong adaptive stimulus for muscular growth without long-lasting impairments in motor performance which are typically associated with heavy-load resistance training. From a practical point of view, low-intensity BFR exercise should be favored when applying high-frequency training regimes for muscle hypertrophy.”
– Husmann F1, Mittlmeier T, Bruhn S, Zschorlich V, Behrens M.