LESS MUSCLE DAMAGE, SHORTER RECOVERY
BFRT + light weights generates a growth response throughout the entire body.
Impact of BFR Exercise on Muscle Fatigue Development and Recovery
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Nov 6. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001475.
In this study the authors looked at the time-course of muscle fatigue and recovery periods during and after BFRT. They conclude:
“The strong decline in neuromuscular function and the fast recovery after low-intensity BFR exercise seem to provide a strong adaptive stimulus for muscular growth without long-lasting impairments in motor performance which are typically associated with heavy-load resistance training. From a practical point of view, low-intensity BFR exercise should be favored when applying high-frequency training regimes for muscle hypertrophy.”
– Husmann F1, Mittlmeier T, Bruhn S, Zschorlich V, Behrens M.