If you are not caught up in the fitness training world, there is a new training method that’s becoming the next big thing. It is called Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) and it is becoming more and more of a trend recently. If you like the benefits of lifting heavy weight but don’t want to run the risk of hurting yourself, then this might be the workout for you.
Also known as occlusion training, BFRT is a new way to build muscle fast with a speedy recovery time. BFRT is achieved through the application of external pressure over your extremities such as your arms and legs. The applied external pressure is enough to maintain arterial inflow while occluding venous outflow distal to the occlusion site. Essentially, it is a strategy that involves the use of cuffs or wraps placed around a limb during exercise. With the wraps put in place, patients can increase their strength, but they don’t have to lift heavy weights. Lifting lighter weights reduces the overall stress placed on your arms and legs.
This new type of training basically takes the benefits of heavy lifting and reduces the risk of hurting yourself. Because you are not lifting close to your maximum capacity, you are less likely to hurt your back lifting with practicing BFRT. For those who like to train with heavy weights, this training method can act as a bridge from early rehabilitation from surgery to a return to heavy lifting. If you think restricting your blood flow might be unsafe, don’t worry. BFRT is safe to do as many physical therapists have tested it and it is a part of many PT clinics.
Blood Flow Restriction Training could be the next best thing in the realm of fitness and exercise. With its overall concept and cutting-edge tech, BFRT could benefit a lot of people. If you feel BFRT is right for you, please consult your doctor.
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Article written by William Graves.