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Occlusion Training - Okklusionstræning - BFR training - BFR exercise - Kaatsu

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Occlusion Training - Okklusionstræning - BFR training - BFR exercise - Kaatsu

Fit Cuffs® is a state-of-the-art Blood Flow Restriction Exercise (BFRE) system developed in Denmark. Our goal is creating a system for BFRE in a convenient, safe and effective maner based on the current science. The system works via inflatable cuffs and a solid metal quick-disconnector. The cuffs are easily mounted on either the upper arm or thigh, depending on whether you want to train the upper or lower body. An individually indicative pressure can be found via a specially developed app (Pree here for the Web App), then adjusted accordingly by the pressure gauge (Fit Manometer) which is removed during training. We recommend the Fit Cuffs Complete set as you get a state-of-the-art exercise system exclusively developed for BFR Exercise.

Expert review from Sports Physiotherapist (MSc) @explorekinesis:

  • 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 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.

Conclusion:
Fit Cuffs is a quality product for BFRE in rehabilitation.
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Relevant reviews:  “Performance – Lower Body”

Professional rugby player Jimmy Gopperth:

Occlusion Training - Okklusionstræning - BFR training - BFR exercise - Kaatsu

“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.”

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User experience with symptoms of arthritis after intensive BFRE period (3 x 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 and BFRE

Occlusion Training - Okklusionstræning - BFR training - BFR exercise - Kaatsu

“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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Read here for a thorough explanation on how to use Fit Cuffs:

For preparation, you should find an individually indicative pressure (mmHg) that can be found on google play store or via the Web App (Fit Cuffs can also be used without app). Then attach a cuff on the arm proximal to the armpit or groin. Then inflate the cuff with the Fit Manometer which is a combined pressure gauge and pump, to restrict blood flow. This procedure is repeated if you want to train both sides of the body. It is recommended that you do not train more than 10-15 minutes as a first-time user, but after a short habituation, you can increase the training time to approx. 20 min. for arms and legs. You can use Fit Cuffs for the arms and legs during the same training session. However, the staff behind Fit Cuffs do not recommends using Fit Cuffs on the upper and lower body at the same time, since it has not yet been thoroughly investigated for side effects. When you have finished with your or your client’s training, it is important to completely deflate the cuffs.

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”:

1. Application

Passive BFR: Short intervals with partial or complete occlusion with or even without muscle work. Follow this link to read a the abstract of a scientific paper on how to slow down the loss of muscle mass in the absence of muscle work and get an explanation of why it works.
Implications: For example, as partially bedridden after major orthopedic surgical operations with severe restrictions, e.g. by 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”.

Occlusion Training - Okklusionstræning - BFR training - BFR exercise - Kaatsu

Passive BFR

2. Application

Combined with cardiovascular exercise: Performed continuously or at intervals along with your preferred cardiovascular exercise.
Implications: In extension of 1st application when weight bearing is aloud, simple walking on a treadmill or bike is useful. You can actually improve your muscle mass, strength and anaerobic/aerobic function depending on the starting point. In daily speech, this means that one can improve his “form” at a much earlier stage during a rehabilitation process then normal a ” 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 fitness training with fatigue of the upper body muscles.

3. Application

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”.

4. Application

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”.

For buyers outside of Europe please send an email to fitcuffs@zoho.eu or fill in the form before payment.

You can also buy at the physical location – Odder Fitness Center (www.odfit.dk)

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For all questions related to Fit Cuffs or BFRE in general please mail us at fitcuffs@zoho.eu

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Danish:

Fit Cuffs® er et beskyttet varemærke inden for træningsudstyr udviklet til okklusionstræning – Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Exercise. Visionen bag Fit Cuffs er at gøre okklusionstræning nemt, sikkert og effektivt med udgangspunkt i den nyeste forskning. Træningssystemet virker via oppustelige manchetter (Cuffs) som monteres nemt på enten på overarmen eller låret, alt efter om man vil træne over- eller underkrop. Et individuelt tilpasset tryk kan findes via en specielt udviklet app (gå til Web Appen), og tilpasses herefter via en trykmåler (Fit Manometer) som afmonteres under selve træningen. Fit Cuffs har hjemme og er udviklet i Odder Fitness Center og kan også købes ved personligt fremmøde. (www.odfit.dk)

Ekspertanmeldelse fra Sports Fysioterapeut (MSc) @explorekinesis

      • Cuffs og Fit Manometer (trykmåler) forbindes via en robust og lettilgængelig mekanisme.
      • Trykket holdes stabilt under træningen.
      • Størrelsen på cuffs er meget velegnet både ben og arme uden at klemme huden og trykket fordeles perfekt over et større område.
      • Selve produktet fylder ikke mere end en vandflaske, hvilket gør det meget nemt at have med på farten.

Konklusion
Fit Cuffs har udviklet et kvalitetsprodukt til okklusionstræning og rehabilitering.

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Anmeldelse fra bruger efter intensiv træningsperiode med Fit Cuffs

”Jeg kan virkelige belaste musklerne uden det påvirker mit svage knæ. Det har haft betydning for mig på længere sigt ift. styrken, så nu er det muligt at genoptage min træning fra tidligere. Jeg vil helt sikkert anbefale okklusionstræning og Fit Cuffs til genoptræning for mange andre!”

Fit Cuffs gør det muligt, at træne med delvis okklusion på en nem, sikker og effektiv måde!

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Uddybende fremgangsmåde: Som forberedelse inden træning bør man finde et individuelt tilpasset tryk (mmHg), dette kan findes via vores app på google play store eller via Web Appen. Derefter monteres en cuff på armen nærmest armhulen eller lysken. Derefter benytter man Fit Manometret som er den kombinerede trykmåler og pumpe, til at inflatere cuffen, hvorved blodgennemstrømningen begrænses. Denne procedure gentages hvis man vil træne begge sider af kroppen. Det anbefales at man som førstegangsbruger ikke træner mere end 10-15 minutter, men efter en kort tilvænningsperiode, kan man øge træningstiden til ca. 20 min. for henholdsvis arme og ben. Der er derfor ikke noget i vejen for, at man kan benytte Fit Cuffs til armene og benene under samme træningssession. Dog anbefaler staben bag Fit Cuffs, at man ikke benytter cuffs på over- og underkroppen på samme tid, da eventuelle bivirkninger ikke er undersøgt grundigt videnskabeligt endnu. Når man er færdig med sin eller sin klients træning er det vigtigt at man deflatere (tømmer) cuffen fuldstændigt for luft ved benyttelse af Fit Manometeret.

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Hvorfor, hvornår og hvordan bør man benytte okklusionstræning?

– De 4 Søjler inden for Okklusionstræning (BFRE)

BFRE kan effektfuldt kombineres med træning, på flere forskellige måder og endda helt uden træning! Disse forskellige måder kaldes for ”applikationer”, og bør anvendes alt efter udgangspunkt og målsætningen med træningen, dette kalder man for ”implikationer”. I den populærvidenskabelige litteratur har man valgt at rubricere disse applikationer som “de 4 søjler inden for BFRE”:

1. Applikation

Passiv BFR: Intervaller med komplet eller delvis okklusion med eller uden muskelarbejde. Følg dette link for at læse hvordan man effektfuldt kan bremse tabet af muskelmasse i fraværet af muskelarbejde og få en forklaring på hvorfor det virker.
Implikationer: Fx som delvis sengeliggende, efter større ortopædkirurgiske operationer med strenge restriktioner fx ved rekonstruktion af korsbånd. Eller akut efter voldsomme skader fx skulder der er gået ud af led (luksationer).
Her vil det relevant produkt for dig eller din klient være ”Rehab – Lower Body” eller ”Rehab – Upper Body”.

2. Applikation

Kombineret med kredsløbstræning: Udført kontinuert eller i intervaller sammen med din foretrukne kredsløbstræning.
Implikationer: I forlængelse af 1. applikation. fuldt vægtbærende, så vil simpel gangtræning eller cykel kunne benyttes. Man vil kunne forbedre sin muskelmasse, styrke og anaerobe og aerobe funktion alt afhængigt af udgangspunktet. I daglig tale betyder det, at man kan forbedre sin “form”, på et meget tidligere stadie under et genoptræningsforløb, kaldet for “fast-track-rehabilitation”.
Relevante produkter for dig eller din klient, primært: ”Performance – Lower Body”, men måske også ”performance – Upper Body” fx i tilfælde af konditionstræning med udmattelse af overkroppens muskulatur.

3. Applikation

Kombineret med lav- til moderat tung styrketræning: Den mest benyttede og omtalte træningsform inden for BFRE er styrketræning med lette belastninger.
Implikationer: For alle dem der gerne vil øge deres styrke men især for dem der vil opbygge eller vedligeholde muskelmasse, men enten ikke kan eller vil løfte tunge vægte.
Relevante produkter for dig eller din klient: ”Fit Cuffs – Complete” / ”Performance – Upper Body” / ” ”Performance – Lower Body”.

4. Applikation

Iskæmisk prækonditioner og restitutions modalitet (før og efter sportspræstationer):
Nyere forskning viser, at man kan benytte kortvarige intervaller med komplet okklusion til at øge sin performance, fx på løbebanen og efter træning, til at optimere restitutionstiden.
Implikationer: Primært inden for eliteidræt.
Relevante produkter for dig eller din klient: ”Performance – Lower Body”.

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For all questions related to Fit Cuffs or occlusion training in general please mail us at fitcuffs@zoho.eu (please write your email in either Danish or in English)