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Blood Flow Restriction Training for Bodybuilders

Posted by Nick Licameli on  June 3, 2021
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“With respect to the physique athlete, there are numerous avenues for future research that could help elucidate the effectiveness of BFR within this population. There are currently no studies comparing heavy-load resistance training to heavy-load resistance training plus low-load BFR training in highly trained physique athletes nor are there any studies showing the effectiveness of low-load BFR training in maintaining lean body mass during contest preparation.” (Rolnick, 2020) While the scientific evidence may be lacking,
  Nicholas M. Licameli, PT, DPT Life has its ups, downs, and turn arounds…none of which quite compare to having a baby!  In this anecdote, we will discuss how blood flow restriction training was used to allow a new father and professional natural bodybuilder to keep training despite developing significant elbow pain due to prolonged periods of lifting and carrying his newborn baby.  Shhh, don’t let any moms out there here that a man is

Metabolic Stress: It Burns So Good!

Posted by Nick Licameli on  May 23, 2021
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Metabolic stress appears to be a key driver for many of the potential benefits of BFR training.  Metabolic stress refers to the build-up of by-products of muscle contraction and is responsible for the burn and hypoxic environment that we all know and love. “Metabolite accumulation and the hypoxic environment causes greater muscle activation, fatigue, and anabolic signaling when compared to the same intensity of exercise done without BFR.” (Lorenz et al., 2021)   Metabolic stress has been

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Posted by Jigar Bhalja on  May 21, 2021
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  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT Life has its ups, downs, and turn arounds…none of which quite compare to having a baby! In this anecdote, we will discuss how blood flow restriction training was used to allow a new father and professional natural bodybuilder to keep training despite developing significant elbow pain due to prolonged periods of lifting and carrying his newborn baby.  Shhh, don’t let any
The hypertrophy trifecta of mechanical tension (heavy loading), muscle damage (breaking down muscle tissue), and metabolic stress (cell swelling – the pump) has been hypothesized to positively contribute to maximal increases in muscle growth.  Mechanical tension achieved with heavy load maximizes muscle activation, ensures overload, and is the primary impetus for the hypertrophic response.  Therefore, it is often recommended that increasing strength on heavy multi-joint movements should be foundational to a muscle-building program.   While mechanical tension
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