Fit Cuffs - BFR Training: Arm Cuff V3 - Attachment & Deflation
Leg Cuffs V3 - Attachment - Inflaltion & Pressure Calibration
Considerations Before Attachment – Read more
- 1. Before using Fit Cuffs please have a look at the safety concerns at this sub-page BFR & Safety Concerns. ⇩
- 2. Go to Fit Cuffs Training App at training.fitcuffs.com and use the “Calculate Pressure” module, to acquire a personalized pressure (mmHg) recommendation. We advise You to update the pressure (mmHg) as often as possible – See our page Web App Explained for additional information concerning the app. ⇩
- 3. The Calcuate Pressure module is a convenient and valid alternative to utilizing pressures relative to Limb Occlusion Pressure (LOP) – Please check LOP by Bluetooth for more information concerning LOP and the Bluetooth Device. ⇩
- 4. In order to use the Calculate Pressure module you must measure the corresponding circumference of your upper arm or upper thigh and please remember to do the measurement in a relaxed position.
General Instructions For Attachment & Deflation Of The Cuffs – Read more
Troubleshooting – Struggling With Decreasing Pressures (⇩ mmHg) During Exercise – Read more
- If You’re struggling with pressure leak during exercise, please consider the various reasons for this issue and not an actual “air-leak”: ⇩
- When initiating inflation of the cuff the vasculature and fluids underneath the cuff will be forced downstream. This effect will only exacerbate when contracting the corresponding muscles making the circumference of the limb smaller and thereby you will experience a drop in pressure. ⇩
- The nylon material is semi-elastic and the initial slack of the velcro attachment will lengthen during the first muscle contractions. So, the overall circumference of the cuff will expand initially creating a pressure drop because of this small but significant elongation. ⇩
- Sufficient “calibration” is simply imperative to attenuate pressure drop as described above. Contract the relevant muscles several times while the Fit Manometer (pressure gauge) is still attached and remember to repeat this procedure accordingly. It might take about 1-2 minutes to get the pressure stable before exercising. ⇩
- Please also consider, that even though the pressure calibration has been done accordingly, You will yet experience a drop in pressure if the cuff slides distally. Avoiding the cuffs sliding is imperative and can be fixed if You remember to completely deflate the cuffs before You detach them, considering later use. ⇩
- If the initial pressure calibration has been implemented, but You’re still experiencing decreasing pressure. We advise You to reassess the pressure during exercise immediately after the first set or interval.