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In today's episode I interview Dr. Jeremy Loenneke, one of the lead researchers on practical blood flow restriction training, aka occlusion training or BFR training.

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Growth hormone (Somatotropin) is secreted by the pituitary gland and is also responsible for the growth of nearly all human tissue.  Without it, we could not grow physically in stature, some people even have a deficiency which prevents them from growing to a normal height. Growth hormone stimulates the liver and tissues to produce IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor), which plays a major role in our growth and recovery as well as providing the lean and athletic physique many people desire. Many people are administered growth hormone in the hopes of growing taller, leaner and developing normally. So it’s no wonder...

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What do a nice pair of round deltoids (Shoulders) signify to you? … You guessed right! It signifies power and strength. Any bodybuilder, fitness enthusiast or average gym goer would agree that nice muscular shoulders are a must have when putting together a Greek god-like physique. So do you want bigger shoulders? Good! Try hitting Occlusion training for shoulders and may see your shoulders grow in size at a faster rate than your normal shoulder hypertrophy regimen.   How To Occlude Blood Flow From The Shoulders For Maximum Results… We won’t keep you waiting any longer, so let’s get into how to train...

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There many reasons to train your body. Some want to be stronger. Others want to run faster, be more flexible, feel better, or recover from an injury. Most of us though, just want weight loss, or more accurately described, fat loss. Without a doubt fat loss is the most common goal brought to myself and the collective of personal trainers and health coaches the world over. What you see and feel while you stand in front of your bathroom mirror in the mornings is often what pushes you towards your fitness goals. For far too many people – fat loss...

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Who would have thought that blood flow restriction to the veins would be a technique used for muscle building? Well as science and research advance, studies have shown occlusion (Blood flow restriction training) training to be beneficial for muscle growth and strength. To make things even stranger, the process involves using (20-50% of 1 rep max)! We always thought heavy weight training for low reps is what builds muscle… well it is but science has evolved into discovering different methods for muscle growth and recovery. Now there are so many different opinions on what works but through studies and evidence,...

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