Efficacy of blood flow restricted exercise?

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    Abstract

    In a systematic review and meta-analysis, in the sports and exercise science section this month, Slysz, Stultz and Burr suggest that blood flow restriction when combined with exercise is an effective mechanism for enhancing both muscle strength and size over relatively short duration of intervention. Almeida and colleagues randomised controlled trial on the impact of cold water immersion on heart rate variability during recovery suggests that this technique is beneficial if used for 15 min at 14 °C. Ramirez-Campillo and co-workers describe a potential technique for enhancing plyometric training in female football players with dietary creatine supplementation. Delevatti's group describe the differences in glucose control in dry land versus aquatic training in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)603-603
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
    Volume19
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

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