Blood Flow Restriction Training: Does It Really Work?
Can blood flow restriction really lead to muscle growth?
When it comes to new forms of training I’m probably one of the most skeptical people out there. And the concept of blood flow restriction training initially got my standard reaction. Because, based on past experience, I’m naturally dubious of a new crazy rep scheme that appears in some fitness magazine. Or a fad diet that an actor is screaming from the Hollywood hills about, because it helped him or her get shredded for their latest movie. To me, it alls falls into the category of waist trainers and Herbalife products. It all just sounds too good to be true. And you know what 99% of the time it is.
So with that in mind, when I first heard that there was a method of training involving blood flow restriction, my immediate thought was that this automatically falls into the 99% category. I had visions of neanderthal bodybuilders getting tips from local drug users about the best way to make those veins pop.
But what if I told you that there’s some truth in in it? What if I was to tell you that my initial thoughts were completely wrong?
What if I was to tell you that the process of blood flow restriction can actually have a positive effect on muscle growth? And the theory is backed by the scientific research?
You’d be interested right? Well this blog is going to fill you in on all the details and guide you through what it is and how to use it to further enhance your training.
I’m going to show you why Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) is actually in the 1%.