A cuff is placed on the proximal part of the upper or lower limbs and the unit will identify and maintain the precise amount of blood flow restriction to optimize your session: 80% for lower limbs and 50% for upper limbs.
The aim is to reduce the oxygenation of the muscle without a complete restriction and promote the accumulation of blood in the capillaries of the limb musculature.
This produces profound muscle fatigue without damage.
Metabolits accumulation and muscle fatigue allows nervous system communicate to brain that muscle need «help» to accomplish his task.
Brain responds by releasing growth hormones from pituitary gland.
Anabolic hormones are released targeting anabolic receptors on all muscles to facilitate repair and increase strength without damaging tissues.
Muscle tissues, blood vessels, and bones use anabolic hormones release to facilitate repair and increase strengh without damaging tissues.
Blood Flow Restriction by MAD-UP PRO® in 4 steps
BFR creates muscle fatigue and the accumulation of metabolites in the blood stream.
Over 40 years of practice worldwide
Doctor and researcher Yoshiaki SATO first devised the concept of BFR in Japan in 1966.
BFR creates muscle fatigue and the accumulation of metabolites in the blood stream. Anabolic hormones are released targeting anabolic receptors on all muscles to facilitate repair and increase strength without damaging tissues.
This implies the conduct of a low-intensity resistance formation (10-30% 1RM) while a cuff is placed on the proximal part of the lower or upper limbs. This gives a superficial / additional pressure.
The goal is to create a decrease of oxygen in the muscle and to promote the accumulation of blood in the capillaries of the limb musculature.
Many studies conducted on BFR over the past 10 years have shown that this not only improves the muscle mass and strength of healthy volunteers, but also benefits patients post orthopaedic surgery and with musculoskeletal conditions. Following surgery or during a period of inactivity muscle atrophy occurs at an alarming rate with reports of up to 4% loss of muscle mass each day. BFR can be used to offset this loss and equally combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation to optimise gains. During this period the athlete is often apprehensive and using BFR negates the need for potentially risky high load exercises i.e similar results are obtained using a safer more controlled form of exercise.
These benefits will help accelerate the rehabilitation period and lead to a more successful outcome for the athlete. It can also be used in the pre-operative period to minimise muscle atrophy thus ensuring a quicker return post surgery.
Although many ways have been developed to practice BFR only MAD-UP creates the physiological characteristics to allow for a safe and optimized practice. This technique is used in many sports and rehabilitation centres throughout Europe, the USA, Asia and South America.