An Introduction to BFR Training

Learn how to implement Blood Flow Restriction training safely and effectively with our 4-hour online course.

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This engaging and easy to follow course will provide health and performance professionals with the tools and scientific knowledge required to safely prescribe BFR training.

Introducing BFR into your practice will not only benefit your clients, it can also help you to scale your business by offering a new, effective specialization.

Blood flow restriction can help improve client outcomes and scale your business.

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Why BFR Training?

Help clients move better

When combined with accurate assessments and appropriate training programs, BFR can help your clients, whether healthy or load-compromised, safely increase muscle strength and balance.

Safely program and streamline rehabilitation

An effective method to help clients build strength and safely return from injury. BFR is an ideal training methodology to implement with post-operative patients.

Reach a wider group of clients

Become a BFR specialist and widen your service offering to a whole new type of clientele, from injured or post operative to athletic populations.

Train clients remotely

BFR makes it easy for patients to train remotely and still build strength, without requiring heavy weights or any equipment – perfect for at-home prescription.

Expand your expertise

Continue to develop your own practical skills, while also earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to help with your recertification process.

Maintain existing clients

Augment training programs for your existing clients with BFR, helping them to achieve their results faster.

New to Blood Flow Restriction?

Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a scientifically validated training method where you partially restrict arterial inflow and fully restricting venous outflow during exercise.

By restricting the blood flow, higher levels of metabolic stress is created. Both metabolic stress and mechanical tension are associated with increased muscle growth.

Because BFR can create this metabolic stress, exercises can be performed with low-load resistance training and achieve the same if not better results than traditional strength training.

What You'll Learn

Easy and Engaging Course Modules

Course Overview

Introducing the course, the three hurdles of blood flow restriction training and an overview of each of the different modules contained within the course.

A Brief History of BFR

A brief contextual overview of how blood flow restriction training has gained popularity in both rehabilitation and fitness since its inception 50 years ago.

The Science Behind BFR

This module discusses the context and history surround the application of BFR in the rehab and fitness settings.

The Consequence of Injury and Combating Disuse

This module is all about the consequence of injury and disuse on our musculoskeletal system and what you can do as a BFR provider to address it.

The Power of BFR Training

This module discusses the role of BFR training with respect to traditional low- and heavy-load strength training.

Fatigue and Blood Flow Restriction Training

This module dives into fatigue and the importance of exertion in the muscle-building process.

Primary Mechanisms of BFR Training

This module covers the likely primary mechanisms behind why BFR training is so effective in building muscle and creating whole-body responses.

Safety

This module is all about safety and how the whole body responses affect certain populations that may be at a higher risk using BFR training above and beyond what you would normally expect in healthy individuals.

Pillar 1 | Cell Swelling / IPC

This module covers pillar 1, cell swelling and ischemic pre- and post-conditioning. This module is applicable to both fitness and rehab professionals alike and has promise to help in not only augmenting performance in athletes, but minimizing the negative effects of disuse atrophy in our rehab populations.

Pillar 2 | Aerobic Training

This module covers pillar 2, aerobic training, and dives further into understanding the science of exercise under occlusion and how this may be able to put on muscle mass and strength while doing aerobic exercise – something rarely seen in normal training at such low intensities.

Pillar 3 | Resistance Training

This module discusses pillar 3, resistance training and what the research says can be done to optimize muscle growth with low-load BFR training using loads between 20 – 40% 1RM.

Programming BFR

This module is all about determining safe BFR application and integrating the pillars of BFR into a progressive, periodized model that can be incorporated in both the fitness and rehabilitation setting to maximise long-term adherence, efficacy and safety.

Other BFR-Related Evidence

This module sheds some light on the unique ways BFR is challenging our understanding of physiology, including its effect on tendon and bone adaption as well as its significant pain-relieving properties and augmenting sports performance.

Summary and Wrap Up

This last module brings together everything that was covered in the course and makes some conclusions about the role of low-load BFR exercise in both fitness and rehabilitation settings.

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BFR Patient Screening Form

We have created a patient screening form to determine appropriate BFR training for rehab patients.

List of Precautions and Contraindications

We have compiled a list of the many precautions and contraindications that exist for BFR training.

RPE OMNI-RES Tool

This tool helps you calculate the initial BFR resistance training loads for your patients.

BFR Custom Treatment Programs

This document includes both aerobic and resistance BFR training sample periodized programs you can use or adapt for use with your patients.

Module-By-Module Bibliography

For those seeking a deeper understanding about the science behind BFR, we have provided bibliographies and supplemental reading references.

Downloadable Course PDF

Want to access course content offline? Downloadable PDF copies will be available for every module.

That's Not All...

Here are the additional materials you get with the course

Meet Your Instructor...

Specialising in performance enhancement and physical therapy, Nick is a lecturer of Kinesiology and Strength and Conditioning at Concordia University and Lehman College.

Outside of teaching, Nick is the co-founder and owner of the BFR Pros, one of the world's top BFR Course providers. Through his work, Nick has become one of the foremost authorities on Blood Flow Restriction, and runs BFR training workshops worldwide.

Dr Nicholas Ronick

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This course qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations:

Blood flow restriction can help improve client outcomes and scale your business.

This engaging and easy to follow course will provide health and performance professionals with the tools and scientific knowledge required to safely prescribe BFR training.

Introducing BFR into your practice will not only benefit your clients, it can also help you to scale your business by offering a new, effective specialization.

Learn how to implement Blood Flow Restriction training safely and effectively with our 4-hour online course.

What You'll Learn

14 Easy and Engaging Course Modules

Specialising in performance enhancement and physical therapy, Nick is a lecturer of Kinesiology and Strength and Conditioning at Concordia University and Lehman College.

Outside of teaching, Nick is the co-founder and owner of the BFR Pros, one of the world's top BFR Course providers. Through his work, Nick has become one of the foremost authorities on Blood Flow Restriction, and runs BFR training workshops worldwide.

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