Nick Licameli, Author at THE BFR PROS

Nick Licameli

The Exercise Pressor Reflex: Should We Be Concerned? Part 2

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? The Exercise Pressor Reflex: Should We Be Concerned? Part 2 Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT         Welcome back! As promised, here is part two of our dive into the exercise pressor reflex (EPR). I know!  So exciting!  Let’s go!   BE SURE TO CHECK OUT PART 1 BEFORE PROCEEDING, but just to quickly review, the EPR is the exaggerated cardiovascular response to exercise proportional to the level …

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The Exercise Pressor Reflex: Should We Be Concerned? Part 1

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? The Exercise Pressor Reflex: Should We Be Concerned? Part 1 Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT   A barrier to the widespread implementation of BFR exercise, especially in the elderly and those with obesity (Dipla, 2012), diabetes (Grotle, 2019) as well as cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension (HTN) (Greaney, 2013), heart failure (HF) (Spranger, 2015), and peripheral artery disease (PAD) (Spranger, 2015), is the exaggerated cardiovascular response to exercise, specifically the exercise …

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Another BFR Success Story: Protect & Serve

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Protect & Serve Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT   Respect.  R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  Find out what it means to me.  It’s a good thing to consider.  There are many reasons why someone would respect or disrespect someone.   On June 11, 1997, the Chicago Bulls played the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the 1997 Finals.  Michael Jordan played 44 minutes, scored 38 points, had 7 rebounds, dished out …

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Blood Flow Restriction and the Elderly?

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Blood Flow Restriction and the Elderly? Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT       I know what you’re thinking…Nick Licameli and the BFR Pros have sold out to click bait titles.  There’s no way we can slap some cuffs on grandma and expect things to go well.  Well…as Lumiere says to Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, “A broken clock is right two times a day, mon ami, but this …

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Another BFR Success Story: Chris Hemsworth Revisited

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Chris Hemsworth Revisited Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT     Some time ago, we featured the thunder god himself, Chris Hemsworth.  I want to start by saying that I have a lot of respect for any actor that puts in the work to build a physique to match the role.  With the help of CGI and skillful editing, many actors and actresses are able to play …

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