Eric, Nick, and Alberto discuss who can benefit from, when to use, and how to perform blood flow restriction (BFR) training.
What is blood flow restriction training? What has been Alberto’s experience (personally and with his athletes) with blood flow restriction training? What has been Nick’s experience with blood flow restriction training as a physical therapist? When can powerlifters benefit from BFR training? Which exercises are and aren’t a good fit for this type of training?
The answers to these, plus many related questions are covered in this episode.
4:45- What is blood flow restriction training?
22:35- Arteriole flow vs. venous flow
33:24- Alberto’s experience (personally and with his athletes) with blood flow restriction training
40:07- Nick’s experience with blood flow restriction training as a physical therapist
48:21- Using blood flow restriction training as a powerlifter
52:49- Exercise selection
1:00:26- Guidance on number of sets, reps, and load selection
1:02:43- It’s socially awkward to do BFR training
1:05:56- Contraindications for BFR
1:09:15- How to begin
1:14:09- Final thoughts and where the research on BFR is going
Selected Links From This Episode
Nick’s Website- https://www.strengthtogetheronline.com
Nick’s Instagram- @nicklicameli
Nick’s YouTube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWFe5BmaJ_WFAh2aqsOg8g/featured
Monthly Applications In Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.3dmusclejourney.com/mass
3DMJ Vault- https://www.3dmjvault.com
Blood Flow Restriction Training (Alberto Nuñez)- https://3dmusclejourney.com/blood-flow-restriction-training/
Blood Flow Restriction – Part 2 (Alberto Nuñez)- https://3dmusclejourney.com/blood-flow-restriction-part-2/
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