BFR provides a solution to the popular question: Is it possible to improve muscle strength and growth while decreasing exercise intensity?
The answer is yes. A safe and evidence-based yes.
For athletes and clients having a hard time exercising due to pain, recent injury, or surgery: BFR allows you to reap the benefits of high–intensity exercise while only performing at a low-to-moderate intensity.
By restricting blood flow to your arms or legs, physical therapists can imitate the stress of heavy lifting on your muscles. Pair this with low-to-moderate lifting, and you can give your muscles a high-intensity workout, without the pain and stress that heavier weights may cause during recovery.