Expert review from Sports Physiotherapist (MSc) @explorekinesis:
” The best non-electronic occlusion device. The usability of Fit Cuffs uses an extremely high-quality cuff that distributes the pressure very smoothly. “
- Cuffs and Fit Manometer (pressure gauge) are connected via a solid and easily accessible click mechanism.
- The pressure (mmHg) is kept stable during training.
- The size of the two cuffs is very suitable for both legs and arms without squeezing the skin and the pressure is perfectly distributed over a larger area.
- The product itself does not take more space than a bottle, which makes it very easy to carry on the go.
“In addition, the locking mechanism faces downwards, ensuring that the hose does not come out of place. Last, but not least, after attachment and calibration, the user can remove the pump (Fit Manometer) and perform Occlusion Training without further adjustment or have hoses hanging around.”
“Conclusion – Fit Cuffs is a quality product for BFR in rehabilitation.”
Physical Therapist at A.F.C Bournemounth – Matt Best
“Practical and good level of accuracy.
We have found this product very easy to use with effective benefits. Easy to apply sturdy cuff and with the app, limb occlusion pressures are accurate and standardized.
For a manual pump blood flow restriction tool, this product offers a very effective tool to implement high standard blood flow restriction training.”
Professional rugby player – Francis Saili
“Ever since I got a pair of the lower body fitcuffs, it has elevated my training assisting me in my pre workout programme for the gym and also before trainings on field to fire up my legs with my profession in rugby. The occlusion of the Fit Cuffs is great assistance for tendon & joint health! It has been great help in my workouts and rehab!”
Professional rugby player – Jimmy Gopperth
“I have been using Fit Cuffs for a while now and they are crucial to my rehab program. What Fit Cuffs have over other BFRE products is they are very strongly built, the strap feels very robust, the quick release valve makes inflation and deflation quick and easy. Overall Fit Cuffs are very easy to use and insure you get the best pump possible.”
Jiri Rutten – Fysio & Manuele Therapeut:
“1. Very steady material that can handle the “dutch” patient. I think the material is good for using intensively.
2. The connection between the cuff and the pump is decent. Disconnecting the pump doesn’t deflate the cuff.
3. Patients training with Fit Cuffs have a very intense experience. I even think that the cuff for instance gives a biofeedback and focuses the muscle to activate.”
3rd place Arnold Classic & 3 times Danish Bodybuilding Champion – Gym Owner and Fitness Athlete – Kenneth Robert Jensen:
“Fit cuffs have taking occlusion training to a whole new level. It is super easy to apply to both yourself and, not least, implement in the training with clients. I can really recommend Fit Cuffs!”
Head of Strength & Conditioning at Plymouth Albion RFC –
Owner of Ultimate Conditioning – Personal coaching – Co-director UC Performance Gym Ltd – James Earp:
“After using an array of Blood flow restriction bands, Fit Cuffs go one better with their product in regards to increasing pressure through on air pump when the bands are situated in position. Their simple to use app helps to keep things standardised so you are not left wondering whether the bands are too tight or too loose. Great product, would highly recommend.”
Physical therapists – Anton Nordström & David Holmgren:
“It is very easy to use and great quality compared to other ones we have used. This goes both for our own use and on clients in our physiotherapy clinic.There has been numerous people asking where to buy it actually. It would have been great to have been able to release the pressure without connecting the pump, otherwise we have nothing but positives to say about Fit Cuffs.”
User experience from a person with arthritis after an intensive BFRE period (6 times per week for 6 weeks):
“I can really load the muscles without affecting my weak knee. It has made a huge difference for me especially related to the strength, so now it is possible to resume my traditional training. I would definitely recommend BFRE and Fit Cuffs for rehabilitation for many others!”
User experience with symptoms of arthritis after 8 weeks of combined resistance training & BFRE:
“I used to have increasing knee pain for a long time which has made playing golf difficult and also had morning stiffness and pain. But after I have been using Fit Cuffs for 8 weeks as a supplement to my normal strength training, I have got much stronger legs and I have no longer knee pain in the morning. In addition, my training has meant that I am better at the golf course, e.g. I can drive longer and with less knee pain after 18 holes.”
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Why, when and how to use occlusion training?
– The 4 Pillars of BFRE
BFRE can be effectively combined with training, in several different ways and even without training! These different “applications” should be used accordingly to the objective of the training, this is called “implications”. In popular science we identify these applications as “the 4 pillars of BFRE”:
Passive BFR: Short intervals with partial or complete occlusion with or even without muscle work. Follow this link for an abstract on how to slow down loss of muscle mass in even in the absence of muscle work.
Implications: For example, as partially bedridden after major orthopedic surgical operations with severe restrictions, e.g. reconstruction of cruciate ligament or traumatic shoulder luxation’s.
Relevant products for you or your client will be “Rehab – Lower Body” or “Rehab – Upper Body”.
Combined with cardiovascular exercise: Performed continuously or in intervals with your preferred exercise.
Implications: In extension of 1st application when weight bearing is aloud, simple walking on a treadmill or bike in combination of BFR are useful. You can actually improve your muscle mass, strength and aerobic function depending on the starting point even at this stage. In daily speech, this means that one can improve rapidly, i.e. “fast-track rehabilitation”.
Relevant products for you or your client, primarily: “Performance – Lower Body”, but also “performance – Upper Body” e.g. in the case of exercises with relevant fatigue of the upper body muscles.
Combined with low- or moderate load resistance training: Many know BFRE primarily as supplement to low load training.
Implications: For all who wants to increase or maintain their strength but especially for those who want to build or maintain muscle mass often as supplementation to lifting heavy loads.
Relevant products for you or your client: “Fit Cuffs – Complete”.
Ischemic pre-conditioning and restitution modality (before or after sports performance): Recent research shows that short-term intermittent occlusion can be used to augment sports performance. Post sports you can optimize recovery time.
Implications: Primarily within elite sports.
Relevant products for you or your client: “Performance – Lower Body” or even “Performance – Upper Body” especially used in the professional climbing/bouldering community.