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BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION
TRAINING

Getting started with Hytro BFR

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training, like any new exercise regime, may take a few days to get used to.

Getting started with Hytro BFR

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training, like any new exercise regime, may take a few days to get used to.

To allow your body time to adjust, we recommend starting on a lower tightness setting and working up to the recommended settings below, over a few sessions.

Hytro BFR is a powerful tool – initially it may feel uncomfortable and your muscles may be sore, but this is normal, and will decrease quickly as your muscles adapt.

Now lock-in and get ready to experience Hytro BFR.

How to lock-in

BUILD MUSCLE

Strength and size

RECOVER FASTER

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Strength BFR

Increase your muscle size, strength and power.

Strength BFR
BENEFITS INCREASE YOUR MUSCLE SIZE, STRENGTH & POWER
STRAP TIGHTNESS 70% FOR TEES / 80-90% FOR SHORTS
EXERCISE WEIGHTS (OR RESISTANCE BANDS/ BODYWEIGHT)
STRAPS APPLIED THROUGHOUT EACH EXERCISE (INCLUDING 30 SECS REST) UNSTRAP BETWEEN EXERCISES
WHEN AS A FINISHER (1-2 EXERCISES) HYTRO BFR SESSION (4 EXERCISES)

Recovery BFR

Stimulate recovery hormones, flush joints, and accelerate your recovery.

Recovery BFR
BENEFITS PRODUCE RECOVERY HORMONES, FLUSH JOINTS & REMOVE INFLAMMATION
STRAP TIGHTNESS 90% FOR TEES / 100% FOR SHORTS
EXERCISE NONE. SIT BACK AND RELAX
STRAPS APPLIED THROUGHOUT SET UNSTRAP BETWEEN SETS
WHEN ANYTIME YOU WISH TO AID RECOVERY E.G. AFTER EXERCISE AND ON REST DAYS
STRENGTH PROTOCOL
LOAD 20-30% OF 1 REP MAX
SETS 4
REPS 30:15:15:15
REST 30 SECS BETWEEN SETS, 2 MINS BETWEEN EXERCISES
RECOVERY PROTOCOL
SETS 3
DURATION 1 SET = 5 MINS
REST 2 MINS BETWEEN SETS

Aerobic BFR

BENEFITS IMPROVE VO2 MAX, MUSCLULAR ENDURANCE, & LACTATE TOLERANCE
STRAP TIGHTNESS 70% FOR TEES / 80-90% FOR SHORTS
EXERCISE BIKE, ROWER, TREADMILL, SKI ERG, ASSAULT BIKE, STEPPER
STRAPS APPLIED THROUGHOUT EXERCISE (INCLUDING 60 SECS REST)
WHEN AS A FINISHER (2 SETS) HYTRO BFR SESSION (4 SETS)
AEROBIC PROTOCOL
INTENSITY LOW - MEDIUM (APPROX 40% EFFORT)
SETS 2-4
DURATION 1 SET = 5 MINS
REST 60-90 SECS BETWEEN SETS

TRAINING GUIDES

MAXIMISE YOUR BFR WORKOUT WITH OUR TRAINING PLANS.

Don’t worry about equipment – if you can put on your Hytro Performance TechWear, you can train and gain with BFR.

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YOUR BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION QUESTIONS ANSWERED
  • DOES BFR TRAINING REALLY WORK?

    The results speak for themselves. They can be significant, and they can be fast. In just two weeks notable increases can be seen in muscle size, strength and endurance thanks to adaptations within the body that come directly from BFR training.

  • WHAT DOES BFR TRAINING DO?

    BFR training restricts deoxygenated blood from flowing out of a muscle. This creates a hypoxic state within the muscle that increases the contractions of fast glycolytic muscle fibres, also known as Type IIX. When these contract under a condition of blood flow restriction, they produce lactic acid and other metabolites that, given the pooled blood and the stress the muscle comes under, produces the conditions necessary for increased release of growth hormone and muscle protein synthesis, the central regulator for muscle growth. BFR training therefore gives all of the advantages of working at high intensity with high loads while actually working at much reduced intensities. When used in conjunction with resistant exercise, BFR produces exceptional results.

  • HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DO BFR TRAINING?

    To be most effective, BFR training should be done no more than 20 minutes a day, two to four times per week. Programmes should last for at least 12 weeks. Check out our BFR training programmes for detailed workouts utilising blood-flow restriction.

  • DOES BFR TRAINING INCREASE SIZE?

    Muscle size increases as a result of the growth hormone and extra protein synthesis that comes about from BFR training. It is therefore a powerful stimulus that adds the biggest bang for buck to any workout you choose.

  • DOES BFR TRAIN MY SHOULDERS AND CHEST?

    Although the strap is placed just above the bicep, gains can also be seen in nonrestricted muscle areas such as the shoulders and chest. This is because of the systemic effect of BFR. When blood flow is restricted in the strapped limbs, the body’s reaction is to produce metabolites and hormones within the muscle. When the straps are released, these are then flushed around the entire body, driving gains in areas such as the shoulders and chest. These areas also benefit while the strapped limbs are restricted. This is because the body realises that the strapped limbs are extremely fatigued and so increases muscle fibre recruitment in non-strapped areas. An example of this is the pectoral muscles being recruited during a bench press due to tricep fatigue from BFR.

  • WHERE CAN I FIND AN EXAMPLE OF A BFR TRAINING PROGRAMME?

    Our BFR training programmes are a great starting point for those using BFR.

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BFR TRAINING?

    The benefits are widespread. By initiating a muscular response usually seen only from high intensity or resistance training, BFR increases muscle size, strength and endurance by working at low intensities, such as 20-30% one rep max. The training can be used for muscular hypertrophy, enhanced endurance, accelerated recovery, or to aid clinical rehabilitation and recovery.

  • IS BFR DANGEROUS?

    Research has proven that BFR is a safe and effective training method. Users must read the warnings and know the correct techniques before starting BFR training. More information can be found in our BFR safety section.

  • READY TO STRAP IN?

    Now you should have a good understanding of what BFR is and how it can help you achieve your fitness goals.

    If you are ready to strap in, check out our range of Performance TechWear.

    Not quite ready? No problem, find out more about BFR training in these articles;

    – Home bicep workout

    – Work out at home with BFR

    – Try BFR for Ultimate Rugby Performance

    – The proof is in the science