Originally Posted by rootb33r
Did I miss the memo? What exactly is occluded cardio? I'm trying to make sense using the definition of occlusion but it's not jumping out at me...
i wrap the very top of my leg with leg wraps to restrict bloodflow to the muscle...for calves i wrap them around my knees....i basically exercise for 2 minutes, then rest for 1 minute, until i reach 20 minutes...it's basically turning low-intensity exercise that would normally train Type 1 fibers into a high intensity exercise, largely without an increase in effort. occlusion training is a restriction of blooflow which has been shown to cause very favorable hypertrophic adaptations...just to name a few
Higher GH than with high resistance training
increased motor unit firing at very low intensites
decreased myostatin gene expression
increased Heat Shock Proteins
all attributable to a metabolic accumulation