BFR Protocols

Blood flow restriction training has been shown to increase muscle size and strength but there is not a conscientious about the number to sets and repetitions to use. This study is comparing two common low load resistance training protocols with blood flow restriction and the effects of muscle activation and soreness. This study consists of one consent visit, one baseline visit, one exercise session, and four follow-up visits over 10-14 days.

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

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • No known cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, muscular, and/or coronary heart disease
  • Do not regularly use prescription medication
  • Are not currently seeking medical care
  • Are not currently pregnant
  • Have not completed lower body strength training within the last 6 months

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UCF IRB#: STUDY00002745
PI: Christopher Proppe
Recruitment End Date:
March 7, 2022
Education Complex
12494 University Boulevard
174 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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