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There are many training methods that are effective at stimulating muscle growth, but occlusion training AKA Blood flow restriction training, AKA KAATSU training offers unique advantages over conventional training methods. What is BFR? BFR training involves the restriction of blood flow out of the working muscle through the use of wrapping or KAATSU devices, such as pressure cuffs or weight training straps. The concepts of BFR first originated in Japan and was discovered by Yoshiaki Sato in 1966. KAATSU is supported by decades of studies and extensive research by the top academic institutions and clinics. The protocols developed are used in over 32 countries by millions of people. The practice is used by bodybuilders, athletes, physical therapist, and cardiac rehabilitation. What is Unique about BFR? BFR offers unique benefits such as: The American College of Sports medicine recommends lifting a resistance of at least 65% of one’s 1 repetition maximum (1RM) for 6-12 repetitions to achieve muscle growth. BFR facilitates muscle growth with only 10-30% of one’s 1RM. Because the load used during BFR training is minimal, the applications are far-reaching. Athletes can take a break from lifting heavy weights and still maintain or build muscle mass. BFR training is ideal for physical therapy, facilitating faster healing and recovery. The elderly can benefit from BFR without the need to lift heavy weights. Patients suffering from severe osteoporosis can increase muscle mass and bone density with minimal risk.

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