Blood flow restriction (BFR) training has been shown to effectively increase muscle mass, strength, muscular endurance aerobic endurance and sporting performance, while reducing pain during rehabilitation.
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training allows individuals to perform exercise at lower loads, while their body gets the benefits that would typically come with a more strenuous training session. This is accomplished by slowing down the exiting of the blood through the venous system by placing bands around the extremities. B Strong has specifically engineered a narrow, elastic band with the ability to accurately determine the pressure placed through the bands. Their system allows individuals to safely perform BFR.
This type of training is advantageous to a wide spectrum of individuals from adolescents to the elderly as well as from the healthy to the injured. The hormonal response that BFR creates can be helpful in building muscle strength and size. It has also shown to be beneficial in improving neurological, vascular, and bone health without exposing the body to excessively heavy loads.
Join us at this 3-hour workshop to learn first hand how BFR works and how you can incorporate this method into your own practice and training.
By the end of the course you will learn:
This is a highly informative theory and practical workshop, where you will have the opportunity to experience BFR training first hand across a number of exercises.
BStrong BFR cuffs will be available to purchase at the event.
Natalie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Anatomy and Exercise Physiology, at the University of Melbourne before completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 1992.
Natalie has extensive experience in sports medicine with a flair for chronic spinal disorders. She works as a clinical physiotherapist in a private practice setting as well as on tour with the professional athletes of Nitro Circus Live since their inception in 2007, completing tours globally for a decade. She has also been a provider of physiotherapy services for the Australian (Winter) Olympic Team, Canada Vs USA Ice Hockey Tours, covered rugby union at Sydney University and Powerhouse (Melbourne), overseen the Australian Gymnastics Titles, worked for NSW Hockey at the Australian Womens’ Master Hockey Titles, American College Football and supported a number of Redbull Australia Events (e.g. X Fighters, Cape Fear Big Wave).
She has also been responsible for providing physiotherapy services in the entertainment industry for tours such as Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Sprinsteen, Kylie Minogue and Queen as well as being the therapist of choice for a number of individual celebrity personalities.
Natalie is a clinical educator for physiotherapy students for Australian Catholic University, Newcastle University and Elon University (USA) as well as a guest lecturer for the Australian School of Medical Imaging and a clinical educator for post-graduate physiotherapists in India. She has recently returned from China teaching BStrong blood flow restriction training in Beijing and Changsha.
Tony is a PhD candidate in exercise and sports science at Charles Darwin University in Australia and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA. Having conducted over 50,000 training sessions in his career that has spanned 25 years, Tony is regarded as one of the premier personal trainers in the country.
Tony has been involved in education for over two decades, having held various educational positions at several universities in exercise science, physiotherapy and personal training. His Internship programs have been running for over 15 years and he presented his approaches to training and nutrition every year at the country's largest fitness conference FILEX for 17 straight years.
Having written strength workouts for elite athletes in 24 different sports, Tony is actively involved in strength & conditioning and providing educational seminars & resources for allied health professionals.
He has been an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a lecturer at the Australian Fitness Network, AIF, the Australian Catholic University (Schools of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy), NetFit New Zealand and New Zealand Weightlifting.
He currently is an editorial board member for The University of the Sunshine Coast's Fitness Research department and an editor for the Journal of Fitness Research, a member of the Australian Institute of Fitness Personal Training Advisory Panel and sits on an expert advisory panel for Fitness Australia.
Tony has written hundreds of health and fitness related articles and was the recipient of the 2004 Australian Fitness Industry’s Author of the Year Award. Tony is also a soft tissue practitioner and a certified Active Release Techniques® provider for the Long Nerve Tract, Spine, Upper & Lower Extremities.
He has held professional memberships of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Lipid Association (NLA), the American Nutraceutical Association (ANA), the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA), The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is currently a member of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
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