2019, Volume 11, Issue 4

Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study



Magdalena Rawska1, Mariola Gepfert2, Aleksandra Mostowik2, Michał Krzysztofik2, Grzegorz Wojdała2, Agnieszka Lulińska3, Michał Wilk2

1Pre-school and School Complex No. 1 in Żory
2Institute of Sport Sciences, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
3University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn


Author for correspondence: Michał Wilk; Institute of Sport Sciences, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice; email: m.wilk@awf.katowice.pl

DOI: 10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02

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Abstract

Background:  ‪The main goal of the presented study was to assess the effect of blood flow restriction (BFR) on the maximum number of repetitions in the bench press exercise (BP) with different movement tempos.  Material and methods:  ‪ Four female athletes volunteered for the study. The experiment was performed following a randomized crossover design, with four different testing protocols: 2/0/X/0 fast tempo with BFR (FASTBFR); 2/0/X/0 fast tempo without BFR (FASTNO-BFR); 6/0/X/0 slow tempo with BFR (SLOWBFR) or 6/0/X/0 slow tempo without BFR (SLOWNO-BFR). During the experimental session, participants performed 5 sets of the BP at 80%1RM. The following variables were recorded: the maximal number of repetitions in every set (REPSet1-5) and the total number of repetitions performed in 5 sets (TREP). One-way ANOVA was used to show differences between variables. Results:  ‪There were significant differences between FASTNO-BFR and SLOWNO-BFR, between FASTBFR and SLOWBFR variables in REPSet1-5 (p < 0.05) and TREP (p < 0.01). Similarly, there were significant differences between FASTNO-BFR and FASTBFR variables in REPSet1,2,5 (p < 0.05) and TREP. Significant differences between SLOWNOBFR and SLOWBFR variables were also found in REPSet1,5 (p < 0.05), as well as in TREP (p < 0.01)  Conclusions:  ‪The use of BFR in resistance training improves the maximal number of REP during the BP.


Key words: occlusion, slow tempo, training volume


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AMA:

Rawska M, Gepfert M, Mostowik A et al. Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study. Balt J Health Phys Activ. 2019;11(4):9-17. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02

APA:

Rawska, M., Gepfert, M., Mostowik, A., Krzysztofik, M., Wojdała, G., & Lulińska, A. et al. (2019). Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 11(4), 9-17. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02

Chicago:

Rawska, Magdalena, Gepfert Mariola, Mostowik Aleksandra, Krzysztofik Michał, Wojdała Grzegorz, Lulińska Agnieszka, and Wilk Micha. 2019. "Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study". Balt J Health Phys Activ 11 (4): 9-17. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02

Harvard:

Rawska, M., Gepfert, M., Mostowik, A., Krzysztofik, M., Wojdała, G., Lulińska, A., and Wilk, M. (2019). Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 11(4), pp.9-17. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02

MLA:

Wilk, Michał et al. "Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study." Balt J Health Phys Activ, vol. 11, no. 4, 2019, pp. 9-17. doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02

Vancouver:

Rawska M, Gepfert M, Mostowik A et al. Does blood flow restriction influence the maximal number of repetitions performed during the bench press? A pilot study. Balt J Health Phys Activ 2019; 11(4): 9-17. Available from: doi:10.29359/BJHPA.11.4.02