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April 16th, 2024Athlete 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.

February 16th, 2024Sarah 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.

June 12th, 2023Mark 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, 2023Lead 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.

April 27th, 2023Martin 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, 2023R4P 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.

February 24th, 2023Swansea 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, 2023Sam 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.

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.

October 26th, 2022Everton 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.