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What is blood flow restriction training?

Blood flow restriction training, or BFR as its commonly referred to in the strength and conditioning world, refers to the use of a tourniquet to limit arterial inflow while fully blocking venous outflow in order to create metabolic changes within the muscle that...
Bulletproof Running 101

Bulletproof Running 101

With the weather turning, if you’re like me you’re itching to lace up and hit the lake path!  It’s the time all Chicagoans have been waiting for: spring (and race season) is finally upon us!!  As the patios re-open and your neighbors slowly emerge from hibernation,...
Training for Power: What’s Missing?

Training for Power: What’s Missing?

I have never met an athlete from any sport at any level who did not want to improve their power output.  More specifically, baseball and softball players want to get faster on the base-paths and hit more home runs.  Tennis players want to improve their serve velocity...