BFR – TRAINING BY MAD-UP.
It involves applying a pneumatic cuff proximal to the muscle being trained. It can be applied to the upper or lower limbs.
The cuff is then infl ated to a specific pressure (under the minimum limb occlusion pressure – LOP) in order to achieve partial arterial and complete venous occlusion. The patient is then asked to perform low-intensity resistance exercises, 10-30% of 1 Repetition Maximum (1RM), with high repetitions per set (15-30) and short rest intervals between sets (30 seconds). The combination of low-intensity
exercise with blood-fl ow occlusion produces similar results to high-intensity training.