If you’ve been at the gym recently and notice someone weightlifting with bands wrapped around their biceps, they are likely trying out a new training regimen called Blood Flow Restriction Training, or BFR. The strategy behind Blood Flow Restriction Training is to maintain arterial blood flow to a muscle, while preventing the venous return of blood. This form of training, also known as occlusion training, involves placing a wrap, band, or cuff around the leg or arm while exercising.
Instant results, and even more impressive gains with Blood Flow Restriction Training (occlusion training), a fast way to make your muscles grow. If you've been searching for a novel way to ramp up muscle growth, here's a strategy that you might not have considered. As always, consult your physician or physical therapist to see if BFR training is right for you.