Blood Flow Restriction: How to Train Smarter, Not Harder with Steven Borden.

The Art of Living Proactively (Harnessing the Power of Your Choices)

Sep 16 2023 • 41 mins

Join host Tony Winyard in this captivating episode of "The Art of Living Proactively" as he sits down with fitness expert Steven Borden to discuss the revolutionary concept of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training. Discover how BFR training can help you train smarter, not harder, by reducing stress on your joints while still achieving significant muscle growth and endurance. Learn about the science behind BFR, its benefits for athletes of all levels, and how to effectively incorporate it into your workout routine. Whether you're a seasoned weightlifter or an endurance athlete, this episode will provide you with valuable insights on harnessing the power of your choices to achieve peak physical performance. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking conversation and unlock the secrets of proactive living with BFR training.


01:18 Intro
02:04 What is Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)?
04:18 BFR is great for rehabilitation
04:48 BFR can help oler people increase strength safely
05:42 Is BFR dangerous?
07:12 Does it make the muscle work more efficiently?
08:48 There are many professional sports team using BFR
09:54 Origins of BFR
10:59 Does it effect blood pressure?
12:10 Can it help people with Dupuytren’s Contracture?
17:53 How does it help endurance athletes?
19:56 Is there anyone who maybe shouldn't use it?
22:43 Why shouldn't people wear BFR cuffs on arms and legs at the same time?
23:52 Does it effect HRV?
25:28 Examples of how it can help
29:35 BFR is hugely helpful for those with fatigue
31:11 There are a lot of studies that have been done in this field?
31:56 The Blood Flow Restriction podcast
32:40 How does it help cognition?
33:56 Some people still think lactate is the bad guy?
35:03 Pair BFR with rucking
35:46 Steve's contact details
36:47 Steve's favourite book
37:37 Favourite quote
38:57 Tips on how BFR can help you be proactive with health
40:15 Next week, episode 240

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Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

Your guide is none other than Tony Winyard, a multifaceted professional committed to the cause of health and wellness. He's a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, HeartMath Certified Coach, nutrition coach accredited by Precision Nutrition, a Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Tiny Habits coach. This comprehensive set of skills allows Tony to navigate the complex web of interconnected wellness disciplines, providing a holistic approach to health.

Tony champions the cause of busy individuals, helping them reclaim their health through gradual and transformative changes in lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years in coaching, public speaking, and workshop facilitation, Tony has impacted lives from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He is fervently dedicated to empowering individuals to upgrade their health, well-being, and overall life quality.
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