Doctor and researcher Yoshiaki Sato first perceived the concept of BFR in Japan in 1966.
BFR creates fatigue and accumulation of metabolites in the blood stream. Anabolic hormones are released, targeting anabolic receptors on all muscles to facilitate repair and increase strength without damaging tissues.
Αυτό επιτυγχάνεται με την εκτέλεση ασκήσεων χαμηλής έντασης αντίσταση (10-30% 1RM) αφού τοποθετεί τουρνικέ στο εγγύς σημείο του άνω ή κάτω άκρου.
Many studies conducted on BFR over the past 10 years have shown that this not only improves muscle mass and strength of healthy volunteers, but it also benefits patients after orthopaedic surgery and patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
Following surgery or during a period of inactivity, muscle atrophy occurs at an alarming rate with reports of up to 4% loss of muscle mass each day.
BFR can be used to offset this loss and can be equally combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation for optimized benefits.
During this period, the athlete is often apprehensive, but the use of BFR reduces the risk they will take executing high resistance and endurance exercises. These benefits will help accelerate the rehabilitation period and lead to better results for the athlete. It can also be used in the pre-operative period to minimize muscle atrophy, thus ensuring quicker rehabilitation post-surgery.
Although many ways to practise BFR have been developed, only MAD UP creates the physiological characteristics to allow for optimized practice.
A cuff is placed on the proximal part of the upper or lower limbs and the unit will identify and maintain the precise amount of blood flow restriction to optimize your session: 80% for lower limbs and 50% for upper limbs.
The aim is to reduce the oxygenation of the muscle without a complete restriction and promote the accumulation of blood in the capillaries of the limb musculature.
This produces profound muscle fatigue without damage.
Metabolites accumulation and muscle fatigue allow the nervous system to communicate to the brain that muscles need “help” to accomplish this task.
The brain responds by releasing growth hormones from the pituitary gland.
Anabolic hormones are released, targeting anabolic receptors on all muscles to facilitate repair and increase strength without damaging the tissues.
Muscle tissues, blood vessels and bones use the anabolic hormones released to facilitate repair and increase strength without damaging tissues.
Muscles size and strength
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Although many ways have been developed to practice BFR only MAD-UP creates the physiological characteristics to allow for a safe and optimized practice. This technique is used in many sports and rehabilitation centres throughout Europe, the USA, Asia and South America.