Blood Flow Restriction Bands Demonstrated Their Benefits With The U.S. Army And Marines
Every Army needs military soldiers in top physical condition. The U.S. Army wants its soldiers to be the best in the world and that is why they gave Blood Flow Restriction bands a try.
Give the U.S. Army credit for trying something new to improve the physical condition of their troops, Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Bands, according to B3 Sciences. The study conducted by B Strong demonstrated significant benefits during the training of military soldiers from the Army and Marines. Earlier studies with non-military organizations had similar positive results but this study was important because of the seriousness of the topic – Americans soldiers that need to be in top physical condition in time of military conflict. The U.S. Army and U.S. Marines wanted solid evidence that BFR bands can improve strength and endurance and they got it and more.
What Benefits Did The U.S. Army Observe With Soldiers During BFR training?
- Better Combat Readiness
- Improved Strength
- Improved Endurance
- Better Overall Physical Fitness
- Better And Faster Injury Recovery
- Better Mission Performance
Other Conclusions From The B Strong Study Of Blood Flow Restriction Training With U.S. Marines
- Low cost
- Reduction in training time; similar or better results were achieved in less time when compared to other exercise and fitness systems
- Endurance gains
- Increase in muscle mass
- Lighter weights or no weights with BFR bands achieved similar or better results when compared to heavy weights alone
- Fewer reported injuries during training
- Positive hormonal and systemic results were reported
- Safe and Effective; no negative effects were observed
A number of observable and objective factors were measured during a four week training period for a group of U.S. Marines. The results were significant and favorable in all measured categories. Their strength improved by 10% and muscle mass increased by 5%. The measurements of the changes in body fat and lean body mass were equally impressive. Subcutaneous fat decreased by 8% and lean body mass increased by 5%. In addition, the maximum squat lift increased 10% to 304 lbs and the number of pullups increased by 10% also.The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines are now considering changes in their training of new soldiers. BFR bands have proven themselves with rapid gains in strength, endurance, and fitness with much fewer injuries. The natural hormonal effect of greater Human Growth Hormone with BFR bands adds to the attractiveness of this exercise method.
How Blood Flow Restriction Bands Work
BFR bands offer an exercise routine in half the time with half the weight and get better results. They are the product of 40+ years of research, ingenuity, experience and over 100,000 real life exercise sessions. They are based on a scientific discovery in exercise that creates a natural and safe manipulation of the body’s circulatory system. While doing light exercise with the B3 Bands on your arms or legs, the blood exiting out of your venous system back to the heart is slowed down. This reduction in blood flow while doing exercises causes the muscle to fatigue quicker. The muscles are receiving less oxygen and that causes the faster fatigue. The muscle fatigue goes deeper with the BFR bands. The muscles are doing less work with less pain but recover faster. A signal is sent to the brain to produce Human Growth Hormone after exercising with B3 BFR bands. This hormone promotes tremendous healing and anti-aging benefits for the human body.
Everybody in the Blood Flow Restriction community, including myself, is thrilled to hear and read about the use of BFR bands by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. We have seen our B3 Bands produce similar results with seniors, men, women, and the injured. It truly is a revolution in fitness with multiple positive benefits for all.