SRT - Sports Rehab Tourniquet
We have created a total BFR training system that includes cuffs of different lengths. Now you can perform a wider array of exercises with the freedom of a detachable pump.
Scroll down for more information about Blood Flow Restriction and important information regarding how to select and use the SRT correctly.
How BFR works
Setting your pressure
Literature gives a wide range of effective pressures varying from 75-220mmHg and 50-80% of arterial pressure (AO). There is a lot of debate as to the best pressure to use.
There are a few ways to do this:
a. Individualised pressure calculation: this provides a pressure setting that is specific to the user and takes into account limb circumference and blood pressure. Using an equation, you can calculate a theoretical arterial occlusion pressure (50%) providing a more accurate pressure setting. I have a downloadable spreadsheet to assist you with calculating your own pressure. Please note you will need a blood pressure monitor to use this method.
b. Set pressure (literature indicates that between 75mmHg -200mmHg works). 75mmHg is quite light and 200mmHg is very tight. I would only take experienced athletes with a large thigh to that pressure. A standard thigh you are looking at anywhere between 120-150mmHg.
Approximate pressure for a thigh I look towards:
45-50cm = 100mmHg
51-55cm = 130mmHg
56-59cm = 150 - 160mmHg
60cm = 160-170mmHg
Please note that these pressure are for thighs only and that arms and calf pressures are a lot lower.