Inflatable belts are worn around the upper portion of the arms and/or legs to safely slow the flow of blood in the limb.
The belts are inflated to individualized pressures prescribed by the B STRONG Blood Flow Restriction training system.
Simple, low-load exercise produces profound muscle “burn” comparable to intense anaerobic training.
This strong fatigue triggers a natural, robust, hormonal cascade, which in turn produces hypertrophy and strength gains on par with traditional weight lifting.
The hormones circulating in the blood stream benefit all areas of the body that were working, not just the restricted limb(s) – the “System Effect”.
Light weights + blood flow moderation produces profound muscle fatigue but no damage
The nervous system communicates feelings to the brain that the muscle is not up to the task at hand (called a muscle burn)
The brain responds by releasing growth hormone from the pituitary gland
Anabolic hormones circulate in the body via the blood stream, targeting anabolic receptors on all muscles that were used
Muscle tissues, blood vessels, and bones use anabolic hormone release to facilitate repair and increase strength without damaging tissues