Demand is coming-Are you ready? What’s The Deal With Proximal Hypertrophy? Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT Before we go any further, let’s quickly define two terms: Proximal: near the trunk of the body Distal: away from the trunk of the body Example: The glutes are proximal to the quads and the quads are distal to the glutes. Great! Let’s get rolling! As we know, blood flow restriction (BFR) training involves the use of a
Demand is coming-Are you ready? Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT What do bodybuilders, powerlifters, Olympic weight lifters, strongmen/strongwomen, and crossfitters all have in common other than a love for the Iron Game? They will all likely feel pain at some point. In fact, it is hard to imagine an athlete going through a career and never experiencing some sort of pain. After all, pain is a normal human sensation just like hunger or thirst. One
Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Recovery From Distal Biceps Repair in a 35 Year-Old Weightlifter Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT This case study involves a 35-year-old male weightlifter and strength and conditioning (S&C) coach who underwent left distal biceps repair surgery following a traumatic full biceps tendon rupture. The injury happened while spotting a client who was performing a push press exercise and the patient underwent surgery four days later.
Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Patellar Tendinopathy Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT Patellar tendinopathy is a common condition experienced by young athletes who participate in sports that involve jumping and running.Oftentimes, these patients are not able to tolerate the loading necessary to treat this condition due to pain, so BFR may be a tool to achieve similar physiological effects as heavy load training while using lighter loads. In this
Demand is coming-Are you ready? BFR & The Aerobic Athlete Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT I know what you’re thinking… “But wait, not everyone wants to get jacked and strong. Some of us have other goals, like distance running, rowing, and cycling!” Point well-taken… Along with its potential benefits for resistance training, BFR has shown some promising results for aerobic training, as well. Most commonly studied are walking and cycling, however there