Want your clients to get the benefits of lifting heavy, without risking injury under higher loads?
Host a LIVE Full-Day Blood Flow Restriction Training Course
and watch your clinicians and coaches finally help their clients in pain lift heavy without being under load.
Blood Flow Restriction Training works by restricting/altering the circulation and decreasing the available nutrients/oxygen to the working muscles.
As this occurs, there is less oxygen available in the environment to bring to the muscle as well as remove waste products.
This creates an imbalance in homeostasis within the body where smaller muscle fibers fatigue quickly and the body then recruits additional (larger) muscle fibers to continue to exercise.
The larger muscle fibers which are then activated will aid in the overall increase strength and size of muscle fibers with training over time.
The cell swelling and metabolic stress responses within the muscles utilizing BFR augments hypertrophy mechanisms similar to heavy resistance exercise training.
Anabolic hormones (such as GH and IGF-I) which help build, heal, and repair tissues are also released in higher quantities (systemically) which can aid in overall health and well-being of individuals.
This type of training is advantageous to a wide spectrum of individuals from adolescents to the aging as well as from the healthy to the injured.
The cell swelling, metabolic and hormonal responses that BFR creates can be helpful in building muscle strength, size, and endurance. It has also shown to be beneficial in improving cardiovascular, neurological, and bone health without exposing the body to excessively heavy loads.
When completed properly, BFR can augment beneficial aerobic adaptations such as: decreased resting blood pressure and heartrate; increased VO2 (aerobic capacity), and enhanced blood flow throughout the body.
Lastly, BFRT is an efficient exercise modality, meaning, not much time is needed to achieve maximum metabolic benefits in an exercise session.
This saves time, money, and increases overall quality of life since someone can perform BFR exercise sessions more frequently throughout the week. A full BFR work-out can be completed in less than 20 minutes time while achieving enhanced physiological benefits.
THE BEST PART?
Here’s what past attendees have said:
BFR Cert Course
Dr. Lachowski does a great job at breaking down “why” blood flow restriction training works and how to properly apply it in the rehab and strength and conditioning settings. This course was very “hands-on” and very practical. I was a skeptic before the course but now feel very confident with BFRT and it has become one of my favorite modalities in my PT “tool box."
~ Paul M., PT
I attended Paul and Susie’s BFR training in 2020. I had researched Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) previously and found the science, practical application, and it’s potential to help my clients (and myself) to be very compelling. Paul and Susie are both exceptional educators who use an evidence based foundation paired with a pragmatic clinical approach that any therapist can relate to in any setting. And to top it all off I got a great workout during their class! It was probably the most fun I’ve had at any course I’ve taken in my career. Since then BFR has become my preferred method of strength training. I love the fact that I can get the results of a high-intensity workout with significantly lower weights and higher reps in very little time. I’ve seen great outcomes for myself, with competitive athletes, and older adults!
~ Chrisopher Krouse, OT/L
We recently hosted a Blood Flow Restriction course at our rehab facility, put on by Paul Marquis and Susie Lachowski of Glass Training and Education. We host courses on a regular basis due to the size of our organization and this was, by far, one of the best programs we’ve had. Not only was it a topic that is immediately applicable to a good percentage of our patient population, but Paul and Suzie were outstanding presenters and trainers. The feedback from staff in attendance was overwhelmingly positive and all were appreciative just to be in attendance. The training was hands-on and interactive and Paul and Suzie are dynamic and practical in their approach to teaching BFR. I’ve never seen so many exhausted therapists at the end of a course and our group picture at the end looked more like a group that had just gotten done with an aerobics class.
In the days and weeks following the course, I’ve received lots of positive feedback, not only about the applicability of the techniques that were taught, but also about the quality of the course and presenters. We were lucky to have such a great team of Paul and Susie and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to host a BFR course. Thank you both!!
~Neil Washington, PT, ATC,
CSCS Sr. Director of Outpatient Programming,
Business Development and Strategic Planning