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Ben Weatherford DPT is the Clinical Education Coordinator for Owens Recovery Science. In the lecture at Trinity University about Blood Flow Restriction FACTS he covers a lot of ground.

This presentation may be best viewed on Facebook live as you will be bale to see the slides as he is discussing them.

What is BFR?

According to the course objectives on ORS website:

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (PBFR) is a paradigm shifting intervention for the rehabilitation professional with over 160 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature. By applying a tourniquet briefly and intermittently to an exercising limb you can induce significant and substantial strength, hypertrophy and endurance changes while using a very light load.

So what does it really feel like?

Not bad at all…at first

ORS, Blood Flow Restriction Facts, Ben Wetherford, Trinity University 2019

Then I agreed to do the Push-up Challenge like a BOSS

BFR, ORS, Blood Flow Restriction, Trinity University
30, 15,15,15 – 75 total push-ups

And this is about where i admitted defeat and moved to the modified version

BFR, ORS, Blood Flow Restriction, Trinity University

And later I could barely hold my arms up for the next sessions…

If I could afford the machine and training I would have these at my school.

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Geoff Kaplan's Slides

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Increased Human Growth Hormone, Increased Human Growth Factor, increased muscle girth, increased muscle strength.  Sounds like it is all positive with blood flow restriction training for a small fee.

Discussion topics:
How does it work
What does it cost
What does it take to be trained
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