PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES (B)STRONG


01.

DOES BFR REALLY WORK?

EFFICACY

Multiple research labs in independent studies have reported that BFR training produces strength gains similar to maximal resistance training (weights).  It is important to note that not all BFR techniques and products are created equal.  (B)STRONG proprietary equipment keeps you safe, while make the experience simple, effective, and fast to use.

 

02.

THEORY AND MECHANISM

SCIENCE

BFR is a breakthrough in understanding of how the body adapts to training stress and builds muscle, bone, blood vessels and tendons.  The (B)STRONG BFR SystemTM works by slowing down or impeding the flow of blood exiting the limbs through the veins.  As your muscles work, they use up available oxygen and other nutrients and normally the circulation brings more oxygen and removes metabolic waste products.  Because the circulation has been impeded, there is not enough re-supply of oxygen to the muscle, nor enough clearing of metabolic waste products.  The “environment” of the muscle fiber deteriorates to the point where muscle contraction cannot continue and other muscle fibers have to take over to perform the exercise.  Soon all fibers in the muscle go into a state of “failure” and one cannot continue.  You recognize this state as muscle burn or fatigue followed by not being able to do anymore repetitions.  Your brain senses the distress and responds, as it normally does, by initiating autonomic and hormonal responses in an attempt to mitigate the conditions in the muscle and to adapt to the demands of the exercises.  This process is the normal process of adaptation to severe exercise, but usually to get to this state, one must perform severe exercise like maximal weight lifting or many running intervals. This type of severe exercise usually damages the tissues involved.  In the case of BFR Training, the situation was created by a combination of light otherwise easy exercises but with the blood flow to those muscles impeded.  As a result of the distress in the muscle, growth hormone and other anabolic hormones are released into your blood stream.  This hormonal cascade goes throughout the body and facilitates the repair and building of all tissues that have been working or were injured.

Our team is dedicated to pushing the research into understanding all the underlying mechanisms, and establishing optimal application of (B)STRONG BFR TrainingTM.  Get started today!

 

03.

IS IT SAFE FOR ME?

SAFETY

We are unaware of any contraindications, negative side effects or complications from using the (B)STRONG BFR System when performed following the 5 Safety Rules.

  1. Always place bands in correct locations.
  2. Never occlude arterial inflow.
  3. Never lift heavy weights.
  4. Never exceed 20 minutes of inflation.
  5. Always use the (B)STRONG guidance app.

Of course, if there is an ongoing medical emergency (e.g. heart attack, hypertensive crisis, hypoglycemic reaction, stroke, acute injury, etc.), the individual should postpone the (B)STRONG BFR Training session and seek medical attention.

04.

NOT ALL SYSTEMS ARE CREATED EQUAL

DIFFERENT METHODS

Occlusion training involves completely stopping blood flow into an extremity for substantial periods of time. It can damage tissue distal (below) to the occlusion. Completely occluding a limb for a substantial period of time increases the risk of blood clots in veins. Deep venous thromboses (DVT’s) can lead to pulmonary emboli, which can be fatal. Occlusion training can also lead to rhabdomyolysis (severe breakdown of muscle fibers), which can lead to kidney failure and possibly death.

05.

PUTTING IT TO PRACTICE

APPLICATIONS & TECHNIQUE

The (B)STRONG BFR System can be safely and effectively used by injured and non-injured athletes, as well as normal people of every age, ability and background. In our experience, we have used the (B)STRONG BFR System on both genders from 10 to 93 years of age.

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