Episode 56

Blood Flow Restriction Training with Dr Brendan Scott


September 22nd, 2020

57 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

Looking for a novel approach to exercise for chronic disease populations? You’ve come to the right place. Nathan’s guest, Dr Brendan Scott provides a comprehensive review on blood flow restriction (BFR) training, a technique used to enhance muscular strength and hypertrophy through resistance and aerobic exercise. Dr Scott is a Senior lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at Murdoch University and has a keen interest in hypoxic and blood flow restriction training strategies.

*Highlights *

  • The origins of BFR training (6:05)
  • What happens when you change blood flow characteristics (11:20)
  • Benefits of BFR training (16:55)
  • Using BFR in aerobic exercise (27:30)
  • Safety concerns for this form of exercise (31:50)
  • The equipment requirements (40:20)
  • The future of BFR research (50:20)

*Useful links and resources: *
Dr Brendan Scott’s Murdoch University profile, and list of publications - http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/brendan-scott/

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