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Effort is Crucial to Building Muscle With or Without Blood Flow Restriction

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Effort is Crucial to Building Muscle With or Without Blood Flow Restriction Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT       Sometimes the truth hurts.  In the case of blood flow restriction training, the truth needs to hurt.  That’s right!  Today we’re talking about why pain and discomfort, or simply put, effort, are so important for muscle growth.   As we know, BFR training involves use of a cuff to restrict blood …

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Another BFR Success Story: Chris Hemsworth

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: Chris Hemsworth Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT Week after week, I aim to showcase individuals who have used blood flow restriction training as part of their training and rehabilitation programs.  We’ve featured professional athletes, including pro bodybuilders, powerlifters, football players, basketball players, and motocross athletes.  We’ve also had postpartum women and even Hollywood A-listers on the blog!  But ladies and gentlemen, today we have a very …

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Cuff Bladder Position Impacts Occlusion Pressure

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Cuff Bladder Position Impacts Occlusion Pressure Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT     Numerous factors can influence the assessment of limb occlusion pressure (LOP), an important variable in prescription of blood flow restriction training.  This study sought to determine if the bladder position (either inside- medially or outside- laterally) of the cuff had an influence on LOP and to determine if there did exist a difference, if it was clinically …

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Another BFR Success Story: A Power Lifter in Pain

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Another BFR Success Story: A Power Lifter in Pain Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT It was just like any other training day for this 39-year-old professional natural bodybuilder, Olympic weight lifter, strongman, highland games competitor, and powerlifter.  It was three weeks out from his much anticipated powerlifting meet, when he felt it…a pop and pull in his hamstring/adductor during a deadlift.  While he was for sure discouraged, this veteran of …

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Safety First

  Demand is coming-Are you ready? Safety First! Nicholas M. Licameli, PT,DPT Safety with BFR training is a top priority for researchers and clinicians alike.  I mean, at the end of the day, we are wrapping a cuff around our limb to alter the flow of blood to our tissues…all while training at high-perceived efforts and with a significant amount of pain.  Sounds like a normal Sunday, right? Want to skip the plot and get …

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