Does blood flow restriction result in skeletal muscle damage? A critical review of available evidence.

@article{Loenneke2014DoesBF,
  title={Does blood flow restriction result in skeletal muscle damage? A critical review of available evidence.},
  author={J P Loenneke and Robert S. Thiebaud and Takashi Abe},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={e415-422}
}
Blood flow restriction (BFR) alone or in combination with exercise has been shown to result in muscle hypertrophy and strength gain across a variety of populations. Although there are numerous studies in the literature showing beneficial muscular effects following the application of BFR, questions have been raised over whether BFR may lead to or even increase the incidence of muscle damage. The purpose of this review is to examine the proposed mechanisms behind muscle damage and critically… CONTINUE READING

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