Re: Blood Flow Restriction during Low-Intensity Resistance Exercise Increases S6K1 Phosphorylation and Muscle Protein Synthesis.
I tried this traing method a while back, and even though the rubber bands I used around my upper arms didnīt remotely cause a complete occlusion, the pain I experienced both during the sets and in between really made working out a challenge. Iīm not sure you can get a similar experience if you train isometrically, even though muscle contraction causes an occlusion, but by working dynamically without losing tension at the end and/or beginning of the motion youīll probably get close. The most challenging part about training with external occlusion would still be the time between sets. The pump you get is almost unbearable, because blood is forced into the body part thatīs being trained, but it canīt escape back, even after you finished a set. I hope I donīt scare anyone off from trying this, just want you to be prepared for pain. I personally havenīt abandoned this method yet though, even though Iīll need to convince myself pretty hard that itīs going to be benefitial before I pursue it again. Iīm still trying to figure out what to use instead of the thin rubber bands I used. I used like 12-15 small ones on each arm but it felt like the partial pressure to my skin was a bit to high - almost like it was going to break my skin. So I dont think I wanna do that again. If any of you guys has any ideas just let me know.
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