Dec 31, 2019
Blood flow restriction training is not new to Flipping 50. This
may be the third podcast in just a few short months. Yet, today's
guest barely needs an intro, he's referred to as a household word
by many of my clients and friends. And for good reason.
Dr. Mercola, is founder of Mercola.com that has been most
visited natural health web site for the last 15 years even despite
Google censoring him and removing him from the search engines in
June of 2019.
Questions we answer in this episode:
- Is it blood flow restriction training safe?
- Let’s talk safety compared to resistance training without use
of BFR… and let’s throw in compared to not resistance training
- Is there carry over to the chest, back, glutes? Or are the arms
and legs- bicep/triceps/hamstrings/quadriceps the only muscles that
- What are your thoughts about Passive use?
- What are the biggest benefits of BFR?
- The added plus for fast twitch muscle fiber
- muscle hypertrophy
- How is BFR related to metabolism and to reaction skills
- And specifically Bone density is a reason for weight bearing
and weight training – with weight training having greater benefits
especially after an age when for any individual high impact
exercise either becomes uncomfortable, or unsafe, or both. There
seems to be less research
- The specific scientific studies use protocols like these,
what’s your though on using bands with your usual set of exercises
– say a common super set alternating two exercises for 3 or 4 sets
wearing the BFR?
- What are your thoughts on sticking to protocols?
Examples of protocols that are published:
- 3 sets: 30 repetitions, 25 repetitions, and 20 repetitions with
15 seconds rest between each set
- 4 sets: 30 repetitions, followed by 3 sets of 15 repetitions
with 30 seconds rest between sets
Mentioned on the show:
- 15 minutes on arms
- 20 minutes on legs
- Rest a minute – releasing the bands - then do a next
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as an option if you'd rather do lighter than heavier (or need
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