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Resistance Training With Blood Flow Restriction Using the Modulation of the Muscle's Contraction Velocity

Alberti, Giampietro MSc1; Cavaggioni, Luca MSc1; Silvaggi, Nicola PhD2,3; Caumo, Andrea MSc1; Garufi, Maurizio MSc1

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182824e8e
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Abstract

SUMMARY: THERE IS AN INCREASING INTEREST IN DEVELOPING LOW-INTENSITY RESISTANCE TRAINING METHODS TO REDUCE BOTH THE MECHANICAL STRESS ON JOINTS IN INDIVIDUALS FROM DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS AND THE RISK OF INJURIES IN ATHLETES. BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION RESISTANCE TRAINING (BFRRT) HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE AN EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR IMPROVING MUSCULAR FUNCTION, USING LOW AND MODERATE LOAD INTENSITY. THEREFORE, THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESENT ARTICLE IS TO HIGHLIGHT THE MAIN METABOLIC AND NEUROMUSCULAR ADAPTATIONS TO BFRRT AND TO SUGGEST AN ALTERNATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF BFRRT THROUGH THE MODULATION OF THE VELOCITY OF THE MUSCLE CONTRACTION.

Author Information

1Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

2Department of Motor Science, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

3Italian Track & Field Federation (FIDAL), Rome, Italy

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Giampietro Alberti is an associate professor of Exercise Sciences and Sport Activities in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

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Luca Cavaggioni is a PhD student in Sports Sciences in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

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Nicola Silvaggi has a PhD degree in Sports Sciences and is lecturer at the Department of Motor Science, Università di Roma Tor Vergata.

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Andrea Caumo is an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

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Maurizio Garufi is a Biomedical Engineer and member of the Research Staff at the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health at the Università degli Studi di Milano.

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