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Blood flow restriction exercise position stand: considerations of methodology, application, and safety

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posted on 2019-05-01, 00:00 authored by S D Patterson, L Hughes, Stuart WarmingtonStuart Warmington, J Burr, B R Scott, J Owens, T Abe, J L Nielsen, C A Libardi, G Laurentino, G R Neto, C Brandner, J Martin-Hernandez, J Loenneke
The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. The current manuscript sets out a position stand for blood flow restriction (BFR) exercise, focusing on the methodology, application and safety of this mode of training. With the emergence of this technique and the wide variety of applications within the literature, the aim of this position stand is to set out a current research informed guide to BFR training to practitioners. This covers the use of BFR to enhance muscular strength and hypertrophy via training with resistance and aerobic exercise and preventing muscle atrophy using the technique passively. The authorship team for this article was selected from the researchers focused in BFR training research with expertise in exercise science, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.



Frontiers in physiology



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1 - 15


Frontiers Media


Lausanne, Switzerland





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C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2019, Patterson, Hughes, Warmington, Burr, Scott, Owens, Abe, Nielsen, Libardi, Laurentino, Neto, Brandner, Martin-Hernandez and Loenneke