Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences

First Advisor

CB Scott

Abstract

We examined the effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Strength and Hypertrophy involving 3 female and 5 male subjects. Participants came in to train twice a week for 3 weeks and were randomly assigned to either the BFR or non-BFR group. Resistance exercise included lifting a weight to muscular fatigue or wearing blood flow restriction cuffs during resistance training to muscular fatigue performed on the smith machine. Squat exercises were performed on different days, lifting a weight at 50% of a 1 repetition maximum for a total of 3 sets with a 90 second recovery after the 1st and 2nd sets. The combined data for both groups show that the change in 1RM from pre-post was 17.0 + 5.7 pounds.

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