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Why you should add BFR to your training program

There are many positive effects of strength training on the body. This includes making you stronger and fitter, helping to lose weight, developing and maintaining bone health and increasing the size of your muscles. 

It has also been shown that the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn which directly affects the reduction of body fat percentage. Some studies have even shown that strength training can extend your life span!  

What is BFR? 

If you’ve been strength training for a while you may have heard some friends or training buddies mention Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training (also known as Occlusion Training). This emerging style of training is taking gyms around the world by storm.  

But what is it? BFR training involves wrapping a band around your arms or legs and performing weight training.  

But why would someone do this? The simple answer is that it will amplify the affects of strength training mentioned above. You’ll notice the results of strength training sooner with BFR. 

BFR is a game changer for your training

The first time you try BFR you will notice the insane pump in your arms and legs and maybe even a tingling sensation.  

And whilst it might make you a little squeamish, the thought of tying a band around your limb in order to restrict blood flow. We can assure you that SAGA has the solution to put your mind at ease and help you safely introduce BFR into your training.  

Years ago, there was some guesswork associated with anyone looking to BFR. However, The BFR Cuffs remove the guesswork and make BFR training simple. This allows you to train smarter and achieve more.  

Backed by science 

BFR is perfect for anybody looking to take their workouts to the next level or even get the most out of their time in the gym. 

BFR works in a couple of different ways – it taps into your fast twitch muscle fibres sooner than normal strength training. These fast twitch muscles fibres have the greatest potential for growth and are the ones that you want to target through strength training.  

Additionally, BFR works by making the muscle think it's working harder than it actually is. This is due the cuff not allowing the blood to escape from the limb, and it pools in the muscle. This promotes cell growth within the muscle.  

Accelerate your results 

If you’re looking to get stronger, lose weight, increase muscle size, or one of the many other benefits of strength training, BFR is your way to accelerate your results.  

The BFR Cuffs remove all the guesswork and provide a seamless way to amplify your strength training.