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Poster or Presentation Title

The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on a Functional Fitness Test in Sedentary Adults

Location

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 10:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2020 10:45 AM

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

A sedentary lifestyle is associated with a decline in muscle mass, bone density, and cardiovascular fitness (CVF), and functional capacity which leads to a decline in health-related factors and regular exercise has been shown to reduce or reverse these effects. Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a novel mode of low-intensity exercise that has been shown to accelerate exercise-induced benefits.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of 7-weeks of BFR endurance training on CVF and functional capacity in sedentary individuals.

Methods: Participants (n=7) visited twice (separated by at least 24 hours) a week for seven weeks. On training days subjects cycled on a recumbent bike with BFR cuffs placed bilaterally at a percentage of arterial occlusion pressure (AOP) (treatment 60%, control 5%). On testing days (pre, mid, and post), resting blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and AOP were measured. Subjects then performed a 10-minute walk test to assess fatigability, wearing an HR monitor in order to measure HR at each lap. Perceived fatigue was reported pre and post-walk tests. The distance was measured every 2.5 minutes from which performance fatigue was calculated.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Sean Collins
Dr. Jill Lucas
Dr. Jeffery Herrick

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The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on a Functional Fitness Test in Sedentary Adults

Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall

A sedentary lifestyle is associated with a decline in muscle mass, bone density, and cardiovascular fitness (CVF), and functional capacity which leads to a decline in health-related factors and regular exercise has been shown to reduce or reverse these effects. Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a novel mode of low-intensity exercise that has been shown to accelerate exercise-induced benefits.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of 7-weeks of BFR endurance training on CVF and functional capacity in sedentary individuals.

Methods: Participants (n=7) visited twice (separated by at least 24 hours) a week for seven weeks. On training days subjects cycled on a recumbent bike with BFR cuffs placed bilaterally at a percentage of arterial occlusion pressure (AOP) (treatment 60%, control 5%). On testing days (pre, mid, and post), resting blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and AOP were measured. Subjects then performed a 10-minute walk test to assess fatigability, wearing an HR monitor in order to measure HR at each lap. Perceived fatigue was reported pre and post-walk tests. The distance was measured every 2.5 minutes from which performance fatigue was calculated.