Resistance training with blood flow restriction using the modulation of the muscle's contraction velocity

Giampietro Alberti, Luca Cavaggioni, Nicola Silvaggi, Andrea Caumo, Maurizio Garufi

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There is an increasing interest in developing low-intensity resistance training methods to reduce both the mechanical stress on joints in individuals from different age groups and the risk of injuries in athletes. blood flow restriction resistance training (bfrrt) has been shown to be an effective method for improving muscular function, using low and moderate load intensity. therefore, the purpose of the present article is to highlight the main metabolic and neuromuscular adaptations to bfrrt and to suggest an alternative implementation of bfrrt through the modulation of the velocity of the muscle contraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013



  • Blood flow restriction
  • Intramuscular pressure
  • Relaxation time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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