"HOW TO" VIDEOS

This short video provides a step-by-step tutorial on customizing your RockCuff's for the perfect fit.

COACH MO - INTRO TO BFRT

Who: Everyone

Coach Mo tells her story and introduces you to blood flow restriction

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Who: Everyone

Understand the potential contra-indications that would limit the use of blood flow restriction for your own use, or your patients or clients.

FITTING YOUR CUFFS - ARMS

Who: Everyone

This short video provides a step-by-step tutorial on customizing your RockCuff's for the perfect fit.

FITTING YOUR CUFFS - LEGS

Who: Everyone

This short video provides a step-by-step tutorial on customizing your RockCuff's for the perfect fit.

FITNESS - STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Everyone

From our series on Strength and Conditioning, this video BFR bands with body weight to produce results faster and aid in recovery.

FITNESS - TRX

Who: Everyone

This video, taken from the series on TRX bands, demonstrates use the the bands in a typical routine.

FITNESS - KETTLE BELL

Who: Everyone

From kettle bells to dumb bells, add BFR to shorten your workout, get superiof gains, and recover faster.

FITNESS - BODY WEIGHT

Who: Everyone

Add BFR to your Down Dog, Hydrant, or Plank Circles to get superior results in half the time.

THE FUTURE IS NOW - ROCKCUFF!

Everyone

Times are changing. New affordable solutions are needed to help us achieve, maintain, and level-up our fitness and health.

FITNESS - SLAM BALL

Who: Everyone

If you train with slam ball, cargo rope, or big-ol-tires, check this out.

 
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ABOUT BFRT AND RPF

BFRT is about more than a number on a dial!


Blood flow restriction therapy/training (BFRT) combines safe percent of arterial occlusion + resistance + time.


Rate of Perceived Fatigue™ (RPF) is the safest and easiest method for keeping BFRT both safe and effective.

 

CUFF POSITION

Wear your cuffs for maximum effectiveness and safety. Do not place cuffs anywhere else.

You may see online videos where BFR cuffs, straps, or wraps are worn on different locations of the body. These positions are incorrect! If the cuff covers the bicep, is just above or below the knee, then the results you get will not match those in the research and may even be dangerous!

 

HOW BFR WORKS

BFRT is the combination of partial arterial occlusion combined with low-intensity exercise. The result, when performed to muscle fatigue, is the increase of GH (Growth Hormone), IGF-1 (Insulin Growth Factor), anabolic growth factors, fast-twitch fiber recruitment, muscle protein synthesis (via mTOR pathway), heat shock proteins (HSP), nitric oxide synthase-1 (NOS-1), and decreased expression of myostatin.

FULL VENOUS OCCLUSION + PARTIAL ARTERIAL OCCLUSION,

Studies show that BFRT requires full venous occlusion and partial arterial occlusion between 20% and 70% to be effective. Fully occluding arterial flow is dangerous and counter-productive! Arterial occlusion below 20% is ineffective, and above 85% requires extreme care.

LOW-INTENSITY EXERCISE - 20% TO 35% OF 1 REP MAX (1RM)

For producing beneficial fatigue, combining BFR with low-intensity exercise (LI) delivers nearly identical results when compared to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) while reducing the risk of damage to joints or tearing muscle fibers.

For performance, you can adjust both the pressure of the cuff and increase the amount of resistance to generate results.

 

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