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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000058
Research Digest

Blood Flow Restriction Resistance Training: Potential Benefits of Choking the Muscles

Koziris, Lymperis (Perry) PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Section Editor(s): Koziris, Perry PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION CAN BE USED IN RESISTANCE EXERCISE TO AUGMENT PHYSIOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND STIMULATE ADAPTATIONS WHEN HEAVY LOADS ARE CONTRAINDICATED. FEMALE ATHLETES USING ONLY 20% 1 REPETITION MAXIMUM SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED THEIR MUSCULAR ENDURANCE, STRENGTH, HYPERTROPHY, AND MOTONEURON RECRUITMENT EFFICIENCY, WHEN TRAINING WAS COUPLED WITH LOCAL OCCLUSION OR EVEN WITH BREATHING HYPOXIC AIR.

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