General BFR Protocol
The application of BFR should be limited to less than 20 minutes for lower limb, and 15 minutes for upper limb, before allowing adequate time for reperfusion of tissues (3 minutes).
Based on current evidence*, the following parameters are effective ranges of BFR prescription that may be prescribed during common modes of BFR training:
|BFR with resistance training||
|BFR with aerobic training||
|BFR during bed rest for prevention of muscle atrophy||
*As the body of BFR evidence continues to grow, the AIS has produced the following Blood flow restriction training guidelines.