Is BFR Safe?

The eternal question is whether BFRE is safe? The short answer is Yes, particularly with Fit Cuffs®.

Though, there are rare cases where one should not use BFR i.e. absolute contraindications, but in reality most contraindications are relative, that is why the accumulated amount of frailty for a person is vital.

That is why we advise you to consult with your physician before you start using Fit Cuffs if any of the following apply:

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Untreated Type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Concurrent treatment for cancer, or you’ve recently completed cancer treatment
  • Untreated high blood pressures
  • Clotting problems or abnormal bleeding problems
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Damaged or chronic veins or arteries
  • Problems related to coagulation
  • BMI> 35
  • Active cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Open wounds or stitches in the area where you want to attache the cuff
  • Severe rejuvenate in the legs
  • Severe functional disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypochondria

Source:

  1. Patterson et al. 2019 – Blood Flow Restriction Exercise, Considerations of Methodology Application, and Safety
  2. Kacin et al. (2015) – SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS WITH BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTED RESISTANCE TRAINING
  3. Yasuda et al. (2016) – Use and safety of KAATSU training- Results of a national survey in 2016
  4. Nascimento et al. (2019) – Potential Implications of Blood Flow Restriction Exercise on Vascular Health