Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is the use of a cuff to limit arterial flow into a limb, and venous flow out of the limb. Doing so causes metabolic stress and promotes positive adaptations in the body (bigger, stronger muscles).

BFR training is fantastic post operatively, as it gives the opportunity to make significant strength gains early, with less risk of damage to joints or recently operated tissue. Not only does it give people the opportunity to limit atrophy after an operation, but it has also been shown to have a protective effect on bone mineral density.

In addition to post operative use, BFR training is used in the weightlifting community, and the elderly population!