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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 Apr;37(2):78-85. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31819c2e5c.

Blood flow restricted exercise and skeletal muscle health.

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Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, Institute on Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Abstract

For nearly half a century, high mechanical loading and mechanotransduction pathways have guided exercise recommendations for inducing muscle hypertrophy. However, emerging research on low-intensity exercise with blood flow restriction challenges this paradigm. This article will describe the BFR exercise model and discuss its efficacy, potential mechanisms, and clinical viability.

PMID:
19305199
DOI:
10.1097/JES.0b013e31819c2e5c
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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