BFR Protocols

Blood flow restriction has been shown to increase muscle size and strength but there is not a consensus about the number of sets and repetitions to use. This study is comparing two common low load (30% of maximal strength) resistance training protocols with blood flow restriction and the effects on muscle activation and soreness. This study consists of one consent visit, one baseline visit, one exercise session, and four follow-up visits.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Are between the ages of 18 to 35
  • Meet the ACSM standards for recreationally active individuals of exercising ≥ 150
    minutes exercise/week
  • Are willing to come in for all testing visits
  • No known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscular, and/or coronary heart disease

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Regularly use prescription medication that would change the response to exercise
  •  Is currently seeking medical care for a condition that would prevent the completion of resistance training
  • Currently pregnant
  • Have completed regular lower body strength training within the last 6 months

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00002745
PI: Christopher Proppe
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Recruitment End Date:
May 7, 2022
Education Complex
12494 University Boulevard
ED174 Lab
Orlando, Fl 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 7
Expected time per visit: 45 minutes
Point of Contact:
Christopher Proppe
Faculty Advisors:
Ethan Hill
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Health Sciences
Physical Therapy
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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