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Muscle size and strength are increased following walk training with restricted venous blood flow from the leg muscle, Kaatsu-walk training.
Previous studies have shown that low-intensity resistance training with restricted muscular venous blood flow (Kaatsu) causes muscle hypertrophy and strength gain. To investigate the effects of dailyExpand
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Skeletal muscle size and circulating IGF-1 are increased after two weeks of twice daily “KAATSU” resistance training
This study investigated the effects of twice daily sessions of low-intensity resistance training (LIT, 20% of 1-RM) with restriction of muscular venous blood flow (namely “LIT-Kaatsu” training) forExpand
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Effects of Low-Intensity Cycle Training with Restricted Leg Blood Flow on Thigh Muscle Volume and VO2MAX in Young Men.
Concurrent improvements in aerobic capacity and muscle hypertrophy in response to a single mode of training have not been reported. We examined the effects of low-intensity cycle exercise trainingExpand
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Blood flow restriction exercise stimulates mTORC1 signaling and muscle protein synthesis in older men.
The loss of skeletal muscle mass during aging, sarcopenia, increases the risk for falls and dependence. Resistance exercise (RE) is an effective rehabilitation technique that can improve muscle massExpand
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Time course for strength and muscle thickness changes following upper and lower body resistance training in men and women
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the time course of skeletal muscle adaptations resulting from high-intensity, upper and lower body dynamic resistance training (WT). A group ofExpand
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Effects of cuff width on arterial occlusion: implications for blood flow restricted exercise
The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in cuff pressure which occludes arterial blood flow for two different types of cuffs which are commonly used in blood flow restriction (BFR)Expand
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Blood flow restriction during low-intensity resistance exercise increases S6K1 phosphorylation and muscle protein synthesis.
Low-intensity resistance exercise training combined with blood flow restriction (REFR) increases muscle size and strength as much as conventional resistance exercise with high loads. However, theExpand
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Training-induced changes in muscle architecture and specific tension
Five men underwent unilateral resistance training of elbow extensor (triceps brachii) muscles for 16 weeks. Before and after training, muscle layer thickness and fascicle angles of the long head ofExpand
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Effects of Low‐Intensity Walk Training With Restricted Leg Blood Flow on Muscle Strength and Aerobic Capacity in Older Adults
PurposeSlow-walk training combined with restricted leg muscular blood flow (KAATSU) produces muscle hypertrophy and strength gains in young men, which may lead to increased aerobic capacity andExpand
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The role of FFM accumulation and skeletal muscle architecture in powerlifting performance
Abstract. The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution and architectural characteristics of skeletal muscle in elite powerlifters, and to investigate their relationship to fat-free matExpand
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