What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?

What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?

Marcia Robles and I have been experimenting with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training this month. With BFR training, bands restrict blow flow to the veins (but not the arteries) which allows a bigger pump and the build up of lactic acid which triggers an anabolic response in the muscle. This 7 minute video is super helpful and has some compelling assessment data and guidance. 

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Five Truths About Muscle Soreness and Five Ways to Deal With It

Five Truths About Muscle Soreness and Five Ways to Deal With It

I get it. We live in extreme times. We work hard, we play hard. We want results. And for many folks that means wanting to leave the gym feeling like they got the sh*t kicked out of them. The simple fact is that muscle soreness is not necessarily indicative of an effective workout or training program. In fact, if you’re sore after every workout that’s a bad thing. This is a hard pill for some of us A-typers to swallow, so let’s examine five truths about muscle soreness. Checkout my guest blog post on thumbbell.com.

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