Ep. 32 BFR, surgery & your heart - the cardioprotective ability of Blood Flow Restriction
Hi everyone and welcome to today's episode. I've enjoyed putting together this short mini-series on the collective ability of using BFR in multiple different scenarios to assist with...Read more
Ep. 31 Improve surgical outcome with only 8 days of pre-operative BFR strengthening after knee surgery.
Today's episode looks at the positive effect of only 8 days of pre-operative strengthening with respect to density and function of the quadriceps within the first 4 weeks of ACL reconstruction. This is a great concept as it is well documented the outcome from surgery is improved with relative muscle strength and size. With the positive effects of training with BFR whilst using low-loads, this training methodology in a pre-operative state really highlight the advantages of blood flow restriction. This is also something to highlight in some people, where the injury may prevent any kind of meaningful strengthening program prior to the operation due to the inability to strength train through a suitable range and load.Read more
Ep. 30 Decrease joint & tendon pain with Blood Flow Restriction training - BFR after knee surgery.
Happy New Year. Late last year I reviewed an article that highlighted the benefits of 12 strength training sessions using BFR post knee arthroscopy around improving muscle size, strength &...Read more
Ep 29. How to use BFR after knee surgery for improved recovery - your BFR questions answered.
Hi there, This is a short bonus episode just in time for Christmas. I regularly get questions emailed to me about how to incorporate BFR in their specific scenario....Read more
Ep 28. From general population to elite footballers - integrating BFR training with Matt Ham (Hammer Athletic)
Hi there and welcome to this month's episode. In the last episode I reviewed an awesome paper highlighting the positive effect of just 12 BFR sessions after knee arthroscopy. This...Read more
Ep 27. BFR after knee surgery - improved muscle strength, size & function after 12 sessions.
Welcome back to this month's episode. It's been a busy couple of months and so firstly a few updates. 1. Valve upgrade - from a product viewpoint, I have upgraded...Read more
Ep 25. BFR, Isometrics and lifting light weights for performance. A paradigm shift?
Hi there and welcome to this month's episode. The last 12 weeks I've been exploring a strength training concept that incorporates "at-home" Isometrics whilst using a combination of light...Read more