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May 14th, 2024

Hytro Joins with BWT Alpine F1® Team in Performance Innovation Partnership

Hytro is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with the BWT Alpine F1® Team, marking a ground-breaking collaboration between the renowned racing team and the innovative wearable technology company. The partnership aims to leverage Hytro's Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) wearables to enhance performance and revolutionise high-performance training.

May 7th, 2024

Injury-Free Running: How to Thrive on Your Long-Distance Journey

Embarking on a long-distance running journey requires endurance and resilience. Technique Health & Fitness shares valuable tips on how to successfully start and maintain long-distance running focussing on training smart, recovering effectively, and using BFR, and their expertise, to maximise your progress.

May 2nd, 2024

Hytro Becomes Official BFR Partner to Middlesex County Cricket

Hytro is proud to become the Official BFR Partner of Middlesex Country Cricket, providing Hytro BFR wearables to the players for the forthcoming season. The partnership will include a two-part research study that aims to assess the efficacy of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) during play and throughout the season.

Here you'll find stories and research from our work with those Athletes, Coaches and Industry Partners pushing the boundaries of their own performance & driving the culture of training.

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May 14th, 2024

Hytro Joins with BWT Alpine F1® Team in Performance Innovation Partnership

Hytro is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with the BWT Alpine F1® Team, marking a ground-breaking collaboration between the renowned racing team and the innovative wearable technology company. The partnership aims to leverage Hytro's Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) wearables to enhance performance and revolutionise high-performance training.

May 7th, 2024 Athlete stretching pre-run wearing Hytro BFR

Injury-Free Running: How to Thrive on Your Long-Distance Journey

Embarking on a long-distance running journey requires endurance and resilience. Technique Health & Fitness shares valuable tips on how to successfully start and maintain long-distance running focussing on training smart, recovering effectively, and using BFR, and their expertise, to maximise your progress.

May 2nd, 2024 Middlesex County Cricket x Hytro logo with cricketer in the background faded out

Hytro Becomes Official BFR Partner to Middlesex County Cricket

Hytro is proud to become the Official BFR Partner of Middlesex Country Cricket, providing Hytro BFR wearables to the players for the forthcoming season. The partnership will include a two-part research study that aims to assess the efficacy of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) during play and throughout the season.

April 24th, 2024 Casey Toohill signing for Buffalo Bills

Insights from the NFL: Optimising Performance through Individualisation and Innovation

The NFL sets the stage for the pinnacle of athletic performance, requiring players and coaches to continuously refine their training and recovery strategies for the demanding in-season. In our discussion, we talked with Casey Toohill, formerly of the Washington Commanders and now a Defensive End for the Buffalo Bills, alongside Ryan Vermilion Jr., an Assistant Strength and Athletic Performance Coach with the Washington Commanders. Together, they provided invaluable insights into the intricate world of NFL performance optimisation.

April 24th, 2024 Adelaide Crows x Hytro logos on background image of two players

Hytro Announced as Official Performance BFR Partner to Adelaide Crows as Part of Research into Improving Player Recovery

Hytro has officially partnered with the Adelaide Crows to collaborate on a research study using Blood Flow Restriction to maximise player recovery, with protocols to be adopted upon conclusion for future games within Aussie rules.

April 19th, 2024 Hytro Performance Podcast logo with John Noonan

Episode 3: Enabling Exceptional F1 Drivers through Human-Centred Coaching with John Noonan

In Formula One racing having the fastest car or the most skilled driver is crucial to winning, but equally important is the team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that every aspect of performance is optimised. At the heart of this team is the performance coach. In the third Hytro Performance Podcast, we spoke to John Noonan to understand more about his role, and how he curates peak performance, guiding drivers through the mental, physical, and emotional challenges of one of the most demanding sports on the planet.

April 16th, 2024 Athlete wearing Hytro BFR Performance Shorts and Training Tee whilst performing a stretch

What is Preparation BFR?

Blood Flow Restriction, a longstanding tool in athlete rehabilitation, has evolved into Performance BFR, offering a competitive edge in athletic performance. Performance BFR encompasses Preparation BFR, a technique now recognised for its role in enhancing pre-exercise warm-up routines due to its ability to maximise performance, reduce the risk of injury, and limit pain.

April 11th, 2024 Oxford United FC players celebrating

Expediting Recovery for Elite Footballers: A Study Assessing the Potential of BFR and Cold-Water Immersion

Hytro’s research projects form the basis of their mission to advance understanding of Blood Flow Restriction within professional sport. Recently, a partnership with Oxford United FC saw a scientific study explore the effects of BFR, ice baths, and BFR and ice baths combined on the recovery of professional footballers.

March 26th, 2024 Will Cain holding NCAA trophy

The Path to College Soccer: A Footballer’s Journey from Sunderland to Clemson

Every athlete's journey is a story built on dedication, perseverance, and pivotal moments that shape their sporting career. We recently met with Will Cain, former Sunderland Academy Midfielder turned Clemson University Soccer Scholar, to learn about growing up through the UK Football Academy system, and the transformative experiences that defined his path to US College Soccer.

March 19th, 2024 Rosie Galligan sat in front of mic with Hytro Performance Podcast graphic behind

Episode 2: Overcoming Adversity and Chasing Down Grand Slams with Rosie Galligan

In the next Hytro Performance podcast Dr Warren Bradley, Founder and Head of Elite Performance, and Richard Frost, Chief Marketing Officer, met with Rosie Galligan Saracens RFC & England Red Rose, to hear about her journey in becoming a decorated professional rugby player.

March 14th, 2024 Male athlete performing weighted lunge wearing Hytro BFR wearables

What is Performance BFR?

Blood Flow Restriction has historically been a rehabilitation tool for athletes and coaches within professional sports. With a deeper understanding of the wider benefits of BFR, Performance BFR emerges as a new category of BFR outlining how to successfully adopt this underutilised methodology to enhance performance and achieve optimal results.

March 12th, 2024 Hytro x Surrey Scorchers logos with basketball player in the background holding a ball

Hytro Becomes Official BFR Performance Partner to Surrey Scorchers

Hytro is delighted to have become the Official BFR Performance Partner of Surrey Scorchers as part of a research collaboration that aims to pioneer Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training in British basketball. This partnership sets out to explore the specific benefits of BFR in basketball performance, promising ground-breaking insights.

March 5th, 2024 Hytro x Rugby LA RFC Logo with player kicking ball in background

Hytro Announced as Official BFR Research Supplier to Rugby LA

Hytro is delighted to announce a pioneering research partnership with Rugby LA RFC to explore the benefits of BFR training in enhancing power adaptations and maintaining power levels during the rugby season. Led by Lucas Baistrocchi of Rugby LA RFC and guided by Dr. Warren Bradley, the study seeks to advance industry practices with the potential of transforming elite rugby player training.

February 27th, 2024 Charlie Willett performing lunges whilst wearing Hytro BFR Performance Shorts

Maximising your Rehab: A Comprehensive Approach

Embarking on a rehabilitation journey is a commitment to your well-being and recovery. Whether you are recovering from an injury or looking to enhance your physical performance, a multi-faceted approach is key. We spoke with our partners at Technique Health and Fitness, who have sports medicine clinics across London, to explore how integrating sports massage, physiotherapy, and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) can maximise your rehab efforts and get you back on track.

February 20th, 2024 GB Basketball and Hytro logo overlaid onto image of basketball player with ball

Hytro Appointed Exclusive BFR Performance Partner to GB Basketball to Boost Team’s International Success

Hytro proudly announces its Official BFR Performance Partnership with GB Basketball introducing cutting-edge BFR wearables to the nation’s premier team. This collaboration aims to optimise performance at a fascinating time in the sport of basketball here in Great Britain.

February 16th, 2024 Sarah Payne strapping into Hytro BFR Performance Shorts whilst sitting down

BFR and Rehabilitation; The ‘Human First’ Advantages on the Body and Mind

Sarah Payne, footballer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, shares how BFR and the Hytro wearables have transformed her ACL rehab journey, offering both mental and physical benefits that align with her commitment to the ‘human first’ approach.

February 9th, 2024 Hytro Performance Podcast title screen with overlaid cut out image of Aaron Borgmann with folded arms on left of image

Episode 1: Navigating Complexity: Simplifying Strategies in American Football with Aaron Borgmann

In the first-ever Hytro Performance podcast Tom Atkinson, Head of Sport, and Richard Frost, Chief Marketing Officer, sat down with Aaron Borgmann, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, and Founder of Borgmann Rehab Solutions, to talk about America’s most popular sports league, the NFL, as we countdown to the Superbowl LVIII and incoming Scouting Combine.

January 27th, 2024 Cam Norrie celebrating a win with arms in the air as a crowd cheers in the background

Vasek Jursík’s Coaching Journey with Britain’s No. 1, Cam Norrie; Hard Work, Simplicity, and BFR

The 2024 tennis calendar has kicked off with British No. 1 Cam Norrie narrowly missing out on making the quarterfinals in the Australian Open, alongside compatriot Neal Skupski making the mixed doubles final. Tennis, known for its highs and lows, requires athletes to push their limits. Behind every player's success, their coaching teams play a crucial role. We met with Vasek Jursík, Cam Norrie’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, to get the inside track on his coaching style where simplicity and hard work take centre court.

December 19th, 2023

Optimising Strength Training for Elite Rugby Players: A Comparative Study of BFR, Heat, and BFR Combined with Heat

In support of Hytro’s quest to enhance sports performance within professional sport, a partnership with Gloucester Rugby Club saw the Hytro BFR wearables being utilised to conduct a scientific research study that asked, ‘Can Blood Flow Restriction and heat, alone or in combination prior to strength training improve the performance of elite rugby players?’

November 30th, 2023

From NFL to Bespoke Rehabilitation: Aaron Borgmann’s Expertise on Reducing Rehab Time

Aaron Borgmann, leading Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer in the US, joins Tom Atkinson of Hytro BFR to talk about working in the NFL, translating those practices to his own rehab business, and how BFR has played a game-changing part in his treatment of athletes and patients.

October 25th, 2023

Building Better American Football Athletes: How Nebraska Huskers are Using Squad-Wide BFR

Mitch Cholewinski, Coordinator of Football Sports Science at the University of Nebraska Football, has recently introduced squad-wide BFR via the Hytro BFR wearables. We caught up with him to understand why recovery is so important in American football, and how periodising recovery can support players to hit the highest levels.

October 18th, 2023 Bradley Scanes with Max Verstappen holding F1 race trophy

Unravelling the Science of BFR and Team Dynamics that gives Red Bull Racing an edge, with Bradley Scanes

Whilst the driver might be the face of a Formula 1 team, we previously learned from Bradley Scanes – Max Verstappen’s Human Performance Coach - that it’s very much a team sport with high demands on all involved. Bradley recently joined us for an update on the season, how that team effort leads to success, and how Max’s weekly use of BFR is playing its part in this exhilarating championship.

October 12th, 2023 Dan Howells, Director of Collaborate Sports, and Lead Mentor

Supporting the next generation of practitioners through the Collaborate Sports Mentorship Programme

Progressing the field of sports performance is an integral part of the Hytro mission so when the opportunity arose to partner on the Collaborate Sport Mentor programme Dr Warren and the team were immediately interested.

September 21st, 2023 Oxford United x Hytro Logos - BFR Research Partnership

Oxford United Join Hytro on Research Project Combining BFR and Water-Based Recovery

Hytro continue their expansion into injury and performance research by working with Oxford United to undertake collaborative research on combining Blood Flow Restriction training with water-based recovery methods.

September 18th, 2023 Bristol City Women's Football player wearing Hytro BFR Performance Shorts whilst training

Performance Enhancement for Female Footballers: A Pioneering Research Study into BFR for Recovery

Hytro continues its mission to establish the power of Blood Flow Restriction through collaborative research with Bristol City Women’s Football Club. In a move that consolidates its commitment to pushing the boundaries of BFR, the world’s first BFR wearable brand will conduct unprecedented research within women’s sport to ascertain if it is as effective as seen in previously carried out male-based studies.

September 4th, 2023

Join us on our mission to advance human health and performance through BFR

As we forge onwards with our objective to bring Blood Flow Restriction to the world through our game-changing BFR wearables, we begin a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign. An opportunity to join us, Hytro, as we drive forward our ambitions to improve health and performance in athletes and the wider public.

August 23rd, 2023 Charlotte Potts, Newcastle United Footballer, wearing Hytro BFR Performance Shorts

Female athletes training smarter: How Charlotte Potts is using Hytro BFR to boost performance and prevent injury

Women’s football, especially with the current outstanding performance from the England team at the 2023 World Cup, has brought attention to a growing awareness of the physical challenges women can face in elite sport. We caught up with Charlotte Potts, Defender at Newcastle United Women’s to learn how she has been using Hytro BFR to train smarter and prevent injury.

August 16th, 2023

Hytro Coaches Newsletter – Issue 1

Every month, Hytro founder and BFR innovator, Dr Warren Bradley shares with the Coaches Community key news and insights from within the world of Blood Flow Restriction Training and the exciting development of the wider Hytro business.

August 15th, 2023 Bristol City x Hytro Official Research Supplier Logos

Bristol City join Hytro as Official BFR Research Supplier to support injury prevention in women’s football

Hytro has officially partnered with Bristol City Women’s FC to undertake research on the safety and application of Blood Flow Restriction training to enhance athletic performance.

August 11th, 2023 Lakapi Samoa x Hytro Official Partner Logos

Hytro signs 3-year deal with Lakapi Samoa to enhance player performance ahead of the Rugby World Cup

Hytro has become the Official BFR Training Partner of Lakapi Samoa. The three-year deal will be across all formats of men’s and women’s rugby with a specific aim to improve on-field performance ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

July 27th, 2023 Gloucester Rugby and Hytro logos - Official BFR Research Partner

Gloucester Rugby Join Hytro as Official BFR Research Partner

Hytro has officially partnered with Gloucester Rugby to undertake collaborative research endeavours on the safety and application of Blood Flow Restriction training to enhance athletic performance.

June 24th, 2023 Mark Gillett, Chief Medical Officer for the Premier League, wearing Hytro whilst performing bike flush

Optimising fitness in football through BFR: Dr Mark Gillett explains Hytro BFR on the Football Fitness Federation Podcast

Chief Medical Officer at the Premier League and Hytro BFR advocate Dr Mark Gillett was recently invited onto the Football Fitness Federation podcast. In a wide-ranging interview, he updated the hosts on his preparation for the Tour 21, shared his experiences of BFR within football, and explained how Hytro BFR is perfect for use in the sport. Here, we share his key points.

June 12th, 2023 Mark Gillett, Chief Medical Officer for the Premier League, wearing Hytro whilst performing bike flush

Practising what you preach – What does it take to complete the Tour De France?

Dr. Mark Gillett is a consultant in sport and exercise science and medicine, as well as the Chief Medical Officer for the Premier League. In addition to this, he is currently training to take part in the Tour 21, a unique cycling challenge that sees a team of amateur riders complete all twenty-one stages of the Tour de France in July. Here, he discusses how he’s using Hytro BFR to optimise his training.

May 23rd, 2023 Lead Physical Performance Coach Callum Williams coaching an elite athlete at St. Georges Park, home to England's Football Teams

Kicking-off rehabilitation: How Game Changer Performance is using Hytro BFR to benefit football’s top talent

Game Changer Performance works with elite footballers to enhance their rehabilitation and maximise their physical performance, helping them to return to the pitch as quickly – and safely – as possible. Increasingly integral to these aspects is Hytro BFR so we caught up with some of the team to learn more.

May 5th, 2023 St Helens rugby league club and Hytro logos on back drop of St Helens players celebrating

​​ST. Helens reap the recovery rewards of BFR by extending with Hytro

St Helens rugby league club has extended their partnership with BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) brand Hytro, as the official training partner, to support players with recovery and improved performance.

April 27th, 2023 Martin Nugent, of Martin Nugent Elite Performance

From youth pathways to National teams, how the MN Elite Performance team build elite athletes with Hytro BFR

Fusing academic excellence with the application of exceptional knowledge, Martin Nugent Elite Performance offers athletes from grassroots to the elite level a chance to better themselves – including through the application of BFR. We caught up with the team to learn more about their philosophy.

April 11th, 2023 R4P logo on gym equipment

Matt Konopinksi of R4P explains how rehab practitioners are using Hytro to get athletes back in the game quicker

Whilst Hytro has been able to bring BFR to the performance realm for the first time, traditionally the science of BFR was first established in a rehabilitation setting. Such implementation is backed up by evidence showing how it allows athletes to minimise strength losses while injured and helps return them to their pre-injury levels as quickly as possible. Given this, we caught up with the Director of Physiotherapy and Performance at Rehab 4 Performance (R4P) Matt Konopinski, a lower limb specialist, to hear how he uses Hytro BFR at his practice.

March 28th, 2023

Dissecting what makes a great tennis athlete: Charlie Faulkner talks training, recovery, mindset, and mechanics

Charlie Faulkner, a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Lawn Tennis Association, talks to us about his tennis philosophy, sharing what makes a great tennis athlete, from accelerating recovery and having the right mindset for success.

March 26th, 2023 Middlesex County Cricket player wearing Hytro BFR Recovery Shorts

How James Fleming is using Hytro BFR to prepare the Middlesex Cricket team this season

We caught up with James Fleming, Head of Athletic Performance at Middlesex County Cricket Club, to hear how he’s using Hytro BFR to help his players gain a competitive advantage.

March 24th, 2023 John Noonan in the pits attending to Frederick Vesti

Preparing and training as elite athletes; John Noonan uses Hytro BFR for instant results with Motorsports drivers

John Noonan is a highly experienced performance coach, currently working as CEO of Noonan Performance. Having previously worked as a sport scientist and strength and conditioning coach, he uses his diverse experiences to develop ambitious business professionals and elite athletes – particularly those in the motorsport world. With clients including Mercedes Junior Drivers and F2 star Frederik Vesti, we learned the techniques and tools John uses to unlock top performances.

March 7th, 2023 Natasha Miles, Middlesex and Hong King Cricket star, holding a cricket bat

Why cricket athletes are choosing BFR to aid recovery on tour

We sat down with Middlesex and Hong Kong cricket star Natasha Miles to learn what goes into creating a cricket athlete and why Hytro BFR is perfect for recovering on tour.

March 1st, 2023 Charlie Willett wearing Hytro BFR Recovery Shorts in a gym setting

Feeling like an athlete again: How Charlie Willett is using BFR to help her recovery after ACL surgery

It’s every athlete’s dream to represent their country. Yet for Exeter Chiefs loose forward Charlie Willett, that dream soon soured when a knee-on-knee collision in just her second cap for Ireland Rugby League resulted in a dislocated femur, torn meniscus, and ruptured ACL. Now on the road to recovery, we caught up with Charlie to hear how her rehab is going – and how BFR is helping her to come back stronger than ever before.

February 24th, 2023 Swansea City’s Head of Performance Thomas Barnden

‘BFR has now become far more straightforward’: How Championship side Swansea City are using BFR for recovery

The Championship is a notoriously tough league. With games coming thick and fast, and upsets aplenty, teams need to make sure that their players are up for the fight. We sat down with Swansea City’s Head of Performance Thomas Barnden to learn how he’s been using Hytro BFR with the first team.

February 10th, 2023 Sam Warburton of SW7 Academy wearing Hytro BFR wearables

Using BFR to build better athletes with Sam Warburton and the SW7 Academy

Sam Warburton, ex Wales Rugby Union and British & Irish Lions Captain, shares his experiences of using BFR in his own training, as well as with his clients at the SW7 Academy.

January 14th, 2023

F1 Performance Coach Bradley Scanes gives insight into building a championship-winning driver – and how BFR will help this coming season

Hytro BFR wearables are already being used in the world of Formula 1, and now Bradley Scanes, Human Performance Coach to Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing, will be utilising their benefits in the upcoming season. Bradley shares insights into building a championship winner and how BFR will help to achieve that goal.

January 12th, 2023 Sam Warburton backs SW7 x Hytro BFR partnership

Sam Warburton backs Hytro and SW7 Academy BFR partnership, by coming on board as Performance Advisor and Investor

Ex Wales Rugby Union and British & Irish Lions Captain, Sam Warburton, has backed the partnership between Hytro and his SW7 Academy, the rugby coaching and training programme by becoming an official Advisor and Investor in the BFR brand,

December 22nd, 2022

Hytro’s rise to prominence: From sewing machines in bedrooms to pro sport – and beyond

As the Hytro team closes out a breakthrough year serving Pro Sports teams and athletes with innovative ways to unlock the benefits of BFR, our founders sat down with the Coaching and Sports Science Director at Hinsta Performance and senior advisor to Hytro, Pete McKnight - to discuss the evolution of the company and its next steps.

December 20th, 2022 Athlete training on a bike wearing Hytro BFR shorts

‘Endurance athletes need to embrace BFR’: Adam Daniel explains why

Blood Flow Restriction Training is not limited to those looking to build strength, it has a lot to offer those developing their endurance too. Adam Daniel, Wattbike Master Trainer, has been using Hytro BFR wearables for Endurance Training and shares why all endurance athletes should be adding BFR to their toolkit.

December 16th, 2022 Sam Warburton training

From strength to strength: world-leading coaches, trainers and practitioners back Hytro to bring new muscle to professional sport

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) wearables brand Hytro sees backing from 50 top-level coaches, trainers and practitioners as it continues its growth in the professional sport industry.

November 25th, 2022 Hytro BFR partner with Rehab 4 Performance R4P

Hytro continue to grow sports BFR community, partnering with Rehab 4 Performance

Hytro, the first Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) wearable designed specifically to improve sports performance, has extended its presence within professional sport following the announcement of a partnership with Rehab 4 Performance (R4P) the world class Physiotherapy, Sports Injury, Rehabilitation and Performance Centre specialising in dealing with professional athletes.

November 11th, 2022

Hytro BFR to be subject of exciting new research into recovery of top-flight rugby with James Morehen of Bristol Bears

Hytro are delighted to announce a new research project between Dr Warren Bradley, co-founder of Hytro, Dr James Morehen, author of The Performance Nutritionist, and Premiership Rugby side Bristol Bears.
Together, they will use Hytro BFR to carry out the first practical BFR study that’s ever been done in professional sport.

November 3rd, 2022

Primed for the Premiership: How Newcastle Falcons are using Hytro for performance

With the rugby union season well under way, players and teams are focused on maximising training efficiency to best prepare for winning games. We caught up with Head of Athletic Performance at Newcastle Falcons, Kevin McShane, to learn how his players prepared for the season ahead.

November 1st, 2022 Charlie Faulkner Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Lawn Tennis Association

Serving up success: How LTA athletes are using Hytro BFR to enhance recovery and increase strength

Charlie Faulkner, Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Lawn Tennis Association, was one of the first elite coaches to embrace Hytro BFR as a training and recovery modality for his athletes. We caught up with him to hear how he’s been getting on.

October 26th, 2022 Everton Finch Farm Training Facility

‘My advice? Do it!’: How Everton FC are working smarter with Hytro

Premier League side Everton FC are a club on the up. Currently sitting in mid-table after a positive start to the season, the confidence is returning to Goodison Park. We caught up with Head of Physical Performance, Jack Dowling, to learn how he prepares players to perform at their peak.

October 21st, 2022 Hytro x Middlesex Cricket Logo Partnership

Hytro take BFR into cricket as Training Partners of Middlesex Cricket

Hytro move into cricket as Exclusive Training Partner to Middlesex Cricket, supplying the club with BFR wearables to support performance enhancement across the first team.

October 13th, 2022 Sam Tomkins playing for Catalan Dragons

How Catalans Dragons optimise physical attributes for elite rugby performance

Physical attributes decide rugby matches. If players’ physical attributes are below their normal levels, it may impact the team negatively. As Head of Performance at Super League side Catalans Dragons, it’s Matt Parr’s job to ensure all his players can perform to their maximum physical levels. We caught up with Matt to discuss his techniques and learn what he looks for in an elite player.

October 4th, 2022 Man wearing Hytro BFR Recovery Shorts

Stronger muscles faster with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

Strong muscles enable athletes to push beyond that personal best to beat their competitors. Strength Blood Flow Restriction supports athletes to build muscular strength, safely and effectively.

September 27th, 2022 Ospreys and Hytro logos

Ospreys select Hytro as Official BFR Training Partner to enhance team performance

Hytro chosen to supply Ospreys Rugby Union team with BFR wearables to support their drive to increase performance across the squad.

September 22nd, 2022 Josh Charnley wearing Hytro BFR wearables

Josh Charnley: On the hunt for tries

The life of a professional athlete is filled with highs and lows, challenges and triumphs. It’s a daily grind of training, preparation, performance and recovery as athletes seek constant improvement. We caught up with Hytro athlete and former England international Josh Charnley to discuss his rugby league career and learn how he reaches his maximum level for performance.

September 6th, 2022 Aston Villa Training Centre

How Recovery BFR is helping Aston Villa with their busiest season ever

Head of Fitness and Conditioning, Jordan Milsom, discusses how Aston Villa Football Club use Hytro BFR as part of their training programme.

September 2nd, 2022 celebrating Driver Academy Alpine Pulling Abbi

Integrating BFR into Motor Racing with the Alpine Academy

Alpine Academy drivers integrate Blood Flow Restriction into their training programmes, and recovery schedules, to develop their performance, ahead of and during race weekends using Hytro BFR.

August 23rd, 2022 Josh Charnley wearing Hytro BFR wearables whilst training

Petey Performance Podcast invited Dr Warren to chat Blood Flow Restriction

Peter Wright of Petey Performance Podcast welcomed the founder of Hytro BFR, Dr Warren Bradley, to talk all about Blood Flow Restriction and how Hytro BFR wearables make it an accessible and powerful recovery tool.

August 9th, 2022 Gustav Vaz Tostes wearing Hytro BFR wearables whilst working out

Using BFR to recover for your best CrossFit Games ever

In the CrossFit Games you have to be able to perform your best in back-to-back events, so it is essential to make sure that you take care to recover properly. The Hytro team spoke to Daine Mitchell, Master Health Coach Tribe London, and WIT Fitness Head of Training, Gus Vaz Tostes, about how to use BFR to recover and get back to full potential.

August 4th, 2022

How to optimise your rugby pre-season

Hytro Elite Performance consultant Dan Howells explains how an effective rugby pre-season requires careful planning, an understanding of the desired outputs and how to utilise valuable tools, like Blood Flow Restriction, to optimise recovery.

August 3rd, 2022 Chris Billam-Smith wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst training

Dr Warren talks BFR for elite sport with the Science for Sport Podcast

Dr Warren Bradley, the founder of Hytro, joined Max Solomon of the Science for Sport Podcast to discuss the use of Blood Flow Restriction in elite sport. Dr Warren talks all about BFR, the science behind it and more.

July 28th, 2022 Charlie Willett wearing her Exeter Rugby kit

From a fractured back to an international cap – Charlie Willett shares her road to recovery

After sustaining a back injury, professional rugby league player Charlie Willett was ruled out of the 2020/21 season. This year she has had to learn how to shift her mindset and practices to recover effectively with BFR and perform at her best.

July 26th, 2022 Man strapping into Hytro Recovery BFR shorts

Accelerate your recovery with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

Recovering faster leads to training better and sooner, which in turn leads to gaining that edge, breaking that personal best and beating the competition. Recovery BFR supports athletes to recover quicker and is easy to implement.

July 19th, 2022 Dr Emily Jevons swim training for a triathlon

BFR for triathletes: it’s time to recover smarter

Triathletes train hard to build strong bodies that perform consistently across the three elements of their sport. BFR offers these competitors an effective training tool, but perhaps more importantly, an extremely beneficial recovery tool. Dr Emily Jevons, Triathlete and Exercise Physiologist, explains why triathletes need to incorporate BFR and how it can work for them.

July 14th, 2022 Dr Warren Bradley Founder of Hytro

Talking BFR for recovery at the Football Fitness Federation event

Yesterday Dr Warren Bradley, the founder of Hytro, presented at the latest Football Fitness Federation network event sharing what Hytro BFR is all about, whilst connecting with other professionals from within the elite sport industry.

July 12th, 2022 Blackburn Rovers player's recover using Hytro BFR

Blackburn Rovers use Hytro BFR wearables for rehabilitation and performance

Blackburn Rovers F.C. have been using Hytro BFR wearables to build their players performance since partnering with Hytro BFR as their Official BFR Training Partner earlier this year.

July 7th, 2022

How to maximise your pre-season with BFR

Every athlete knows the importance of a strong pre-season, as every coach knows the impact of a carefully designed programme. With physiological adaptations to achieve, Blood Flow Restriction is now being included to enable athletes to recover faster and enhance those strength and endurance gains further.

July 5th, 2022 Alpine Academy drivers wearing Hytro BFR Tee

How Alpine Academy are using Hytro BFR wearables with their athlete drivers

Alpine Academy, a program that supports young drivers to develop their career, uses the Hytro BFR wearables in both training and recovery to improve performance.

June 30th, 2022 Hytro Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder logos

Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder announce Hytro as official BFR training partner

Hytro is set to provide Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder with BFR wearables to assist the Men's first teams in pushing the boundaries of their performance.

June 28th, 2022 St Helens players recover using Hytro BFR

Reigning champions St Helens use Hytro BFR

Matt Daniels, Head of Strength and Conditioning, shares how St Helens rugby league team are using Blood Flow Restriction to gain an edge on their opponents.

June 26th, 2022

How Sam Tomkins uses Hytro BFR wearables to reduce joint pain

Sam Tomkins, Catalan Dragons and England rugby league player, uses the Hytro BFR wearables as they support joint health and promote strength.

June 23rd, 2022

How Frederik Vesti uses BFR to maximise his potential

Frederik Vesti, F2 driver, uses the Hytro BFR wearables before and after races to support his best performance.

June 21st, 2022 Blackburn Rovers player's recover using Hytro BFR

How elite sport is using Hytro to maximise performance

Elite sport is embracing the advantages provided by Hytro BFR and using it in a variety of ways to maximise recovery and performance across a range of sports.

June 17th, 2022 Dan Norton wearing Hytro BFR Tee

How Dan Norton uses Hytro BFR wearables for simple and effective recovery

Dan Norton, Olympian and Great British Seven's rugby player, has found the Hytro BFR Tee simple to use and effective in boosting his recovery and rehabilitation.

June 15th, 2022

Hytro announce globally renowned clinician James Moore as Head of Medical

World-renowned clinician James Moore joins Hytro as Head of Medical.

June 10th, 2022

How Adam Hastings uses Hytro BFR recovery shorts to aid his recovery

Adam Hastings, Gloucester and Scotland international rugby union player, has been using the Hytro BFR wearables to aid his recovery enabling him to perform at his best week after week.

June 7th, 2022

How Josh Charnley uses Hytro to improve his performance

Josh Charnley, Warrington Wolves and England rugby player, uses the Hytro BFR tee and shorts to reduce rehabilitation time and speed recovery, whilst also smashing his strength PBs.

June 6th, 2022 Dr Warren Bradley Founder of Hytro

Talking BFR fundamentals with the Strength Coach Network

Dr Warren Bradley, the founder of Hytro, talks Blood Flow Restriction Training with Justin Lima and Fernando Leon Levy of the Strength Coach Network on their latest podcast. Dr Warren discusses using BFR safely, how to integrate BFR Training into existing training schedules and how to use it to support recovery, plus much more.

June 1st, 2022

How Chris Billam-Smith uses BFR to maximise recovery

Chris Billam-Smith, professional boxer, uses BFR to make his training camps even more effective.

May 31st, 2022 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee

What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training?

The world’s leading elite athletes and their coaches use Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training. It’s a key part of their daily training and recovery protocols. It delivers the competitive edge they seek to improve performance and aid recovery.

May 24th, 2022

Gustavo Vaz Tostes talks Blood Flow Restriction with the Red Bulletin

Gustavo Vaz Tostes, CrossFit expert and Head of Training at WIT Fitness in London, speaks to the Red Bulletin about Blood Flow Restriction and how he utilises it to boost his training.

April 19th, 2022 Blackburn Rovers player's recover using Hytro BFR

Blackburn Rovers announce Hytro as its Official BFR Training Partner to boost players’ performance

The partnership will see Hytro provide unique BFR technology to the Men’s 1st team, in an effort to support the club and its players to break through the boundaries of their performance and explore what can be achieved at the forefront of strength, recovery and endurance training.

March 29th, 2022

Alpine Academy welcomes Hytro as Official BFR Training Supplier to improve drivers performance

Alpine Academy has announced Hytro as the team’s Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training supplier. Academy and Affiliates drivers will train with Hytro BFR wearables which are proven to improve performance and speed up recovery.

March 3rd, 2022 St Helens logo

Hytro extend partnership with St. Helens as Official BFR Training Partner

St. Helens are one of a rapidly growing roster of elite clubs and athletes using Hytro BFR wearables in their training. We are delighted to have extended our relationship with a group of such world class elite athletes.

December 14th, 2021

Hytro welcomes Pete Mcknight onto advisory board in the next phase of brand expansion

Hytro has announced Pete McKnight, Coaching and Sports Science Director at Hintsa Performance to advise on their wearable performance products which are proven to increase strength and speed up recovery.

November 25th, 2021 Pacey Performance Podcast logo

Hytro announces partnership with the Pacey Performance Podcast

Hytro, the leaders in Blood Flow Restriction Training with their patented wearable performance products, has announced a partnership with leading fitness and training podcast the Pacey Performance Podcast.

November 18th, 2021 Yanto Barker, founder of cycling brand Le Col, and Nikki Doucet, former Nike Senior Exec

Hytro expand advisory board as BFR Training continues growth across the fitness industry

Hytro has announced Yanto Barker, founder of cycling brand Le Col, and Nikki Doucet, former Nike Senior Exec, to advise on their wearable performance products which are proven to increase strength and speed up recovery.

October 20th, 2021 Dr Warren Bradley, Founder of Hytro

Talking BFR Training with the Pacey Performance Podcast

Hytro founder, Dr Warren Bradley brings BFR training to the table with Sportsmith founder Rob Pacey and the team. An incredible insight in to how it works and how it is being used across the world of sports and training.

July 27th, 2021

How long does it take to build muscle?

No one can tell you how long it will take you personally to build muscle. The only honest answer is “it depends”. So, better questions are: “what does it depend on?”

July 19th, 2021 Dan Norton, Team GB Olympian sat with rugby ball

Tokyo dream is still alive for Dan Norton

We caught up with GB sevens flyer, and Hytro Athlete, Dan Norton, just before he boarded the flight to Tokyo to compete at The Olympics.

July 13th, 2021 Woman wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst weight training

How to perform occlusion training

How often can you perform occlusion training? The answer is every day.

July 8th, 2021 Man wearing Hytro Tee whilst performing bicep curls

The benefits of occlusion training

Occlusion training is for everyone with a sport or performance goal, whether the goal is to build a better physique, increase size or strength, perform better in your chosen sport or recover faster from your last match or exercise session.

July 8th, 2021 Woman wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst performing arm rows

What is occlusion training?

Occlusion Training, or BFR Training, is training that partially blocks blood flow out of the muscle, without blocking blood flow into the muscle.

July 8th, 2021 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst cycling

BFR and heart rate variability

When it comes to workouts, any one of a number of factors can affect how ready your body is to perform. Perhaps you went too hard the day before, or maybe you’ve been busy at work. It may be down to stress at work, or even just a late night followed by an early start.

July 8th, 2021 Man recovering in Hytro BFR Tee after training

Recover quicker (and better) with BFR

At Hytro, we believe that BFR shouldn’t just be the preserve of elite sport. Everyday athletes should also be able to train like the world’s best, which is why we’re making elite level recovery more accessible than ever before.

July 8th, 2021 Man adjusting the strap on his Hytro BFR Tee whilst wearing fitness trackers

Assess your improvements: how to use Hytro BFR wearables with your fitness tracker

Physiology trackers are now routinely inserted into widely used gadgets such as Apple Watches and FitBits. Discover how to use Hytro wearables with your fitness tracker.

March 24th, 2021 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst training

Transforming training through research with QMUL

Now, more than ever, we believe it is vitally important to explore the capability of BFR so that the scientific literature can evolve still further. Research is constantly developing to produce new ways of thinking that lead to innovative uses of BFR.

March 10th, 2021

How to improve your CrossFit performance

CrossFit is unique in that it covers such a wide range of attributes, which is why training is also so varied. Using innovative techniques such as Blood Flow Restriction can give you an advantage over other athletes and set you on your way to not only becoming a better CrossFit athlete, but also breaking your CrossFit records.

March 3rd, 2021 Man adjusting strap on his Hytro BFR Tee

The evolution of BFR

Following six years of dedicated testing, research and refinement, Hytro was born. Our innovative technology was patented in 2020, but here is where it started.

February 17th, 2021 Dan Norton wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst training

From mindset to environment: home workout top tips from Team Hytro

The beauty of BFR is that its designed to recruit all the muscle fibres, optimally using the muscle whilst only requiring a weight that is 20-30% of your 1 rep max. No excuses or obstacles to a great workout any more.

February 3rd, 2021 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst performing pull ups

Try BFR for ultimate rugby performance

Where do great ideas start? For our founder Dr Warren Bradley, it was with rugby. While working as a Performance Nutritionist with England Rugby he first observed the power of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) being used in elite sports.

January 12th, 2021 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee performing press ups

Genius ways to get stronger at home without weights

At Hytro we’ve got your workout worked out – no matter your situation. We know that not everyone has great varieties of gym equipment at their disposal.

December 3rd, 2020 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee

BFR Training: the proof is in the science

Science is our superpower. At Hytro we’re informed by research, which means we’re forever looking at the latest literature from Blood Flow Restriction studies around the world to help us improve our products.

November 12th, 2020 Man wearing Hytro BFR Tee whilst lifting kettlebell

Work out at home with Blood Flow Restriction Training

Our Hytro BFR wearables allow you to continue your improvements – even if you don’t have access to heaps of gym equipment at home. That’s because with BFR Training you don’t need weights to make gains.

October 27th, 2020

5 reasons why Hytro BFR wearables are designed with quality in mind

Discover why Hytro BFR wearables are designed with quality in mind - from inception right through to your training.

June 6th, 2020

Rory Gibbs talks rowing, the Olympics and BFR Training

“ If I can come back to training with a couple of cm increase in muscle mass, in a reduced time, remove the pains in my knee and align my posture better then I will improve my all-round performance – it’s a no brainer!”