Impact of BFR Exercise on Muscle Fatigue Development and Recovery

Husmann F1, Mittlmeier T, Bruhn S, Zschorlich V, Behrens M.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001475.


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.

–  2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001475.

– Husmann F1Mittlmeier TBruhn SZschorlich VBehrens M.