BFR Cuffs for Aerobic Capacity Training

March 12, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about using BFR cuffs for aerobic capacity training, specifically cycling.

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Utilizing BFR Passively with People

March 12, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about utilizing BFR passively with people for either increasing or improving recovery or performance

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How many Exercises needed for Rehabbing

February 17, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about how many exercises do you need for an area that you are rehabbing. So here we go.

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Smart Cuff, Kaatsu and B Strong BFR Systems

February 17, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about the differences between the Smart Cuff, the Kaatsu and the B Strong BFR systems. So here we go.

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BFR as an adjunct to normal Olympic Lifting Programming

February 17, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about incorporating BFR as an adjunct to normal Olympic Lifting Programming. So here we go.

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How To Integrate BFR with Normal Training

January 28, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about how to integrate BFR with your normal training, to augment areas that you want to increase strength or size.

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BFR for Aerobic Capacity Training

January 28, 2022

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about using BFR for aerobic capacity training and how a triathlete might use it to reduce their overall volume.

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Augmenting Tennis Performance with BFR

December 31, 2021

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara gives an example of how to implement BFR with four to six days a week of tennis playing to augment his tennis performance. So here we go.

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BFR Recovery

December 26, 2021

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about how BFR in different areas of the body can help recovery from other areas. Meaning, we do leg exercises, but it helps the rehab for our shoulder. Let’s get it on.

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Implement BFR Training to Augment your Normal Training

December 17, 2021

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about how to implement BFR training to augment your normal training when there are areas that you want to improve upon, like strength or muscle size. How to do it when to do it and how to implement it.

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Ischemic Preconditioning & Cellular Swelling

December 10, 2021

In this episode of Blood Flow Restriction Training, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about Ischemic Preconditioning and Cellular Swelling specifically prior to surgical intervention to prevent muscle loss and maintain as much strength as possible.

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Super Setting The Upper Extremities

December 3, 2021

In this session of blood flow restriction training, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about super-setting the upper extremities, working your biceps and your triceps within the same reps and set scheme.

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Upper Extremity Exercises

November 26, 2021

In this episode of BFR University, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about do we get gains at the shoulder and chest when doing upper extremity exercises.

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Do light loads cause strength and hypertrophy changes?

November 18, 2021

In this episode of BFR University, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about whether light loads cause strength and hypertrophy changes or not.

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Changing Workout Plans

November 5, 2021

In this episode of BFR University, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about how often we should be changing up our workout plans.

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BFR programming for beginners

October 8, 2021

In this session, Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about how to program for the first four weeks when you’re new to BFR

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Multiple Training Sessions

September 28, 2021

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara chats about multiple training sessions for strength and hypertrophy and also for aerobic capacity training.

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Billing for Physical Therapy

September 17, 2021

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara chats about the billing for physical therapy clinics using BFR and also talks about Aerobic Capacity training options with BFR.

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The Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) University Podcast

August 30, 2021

In this episode of BFR university, Dr. Ed Le Cara chats about programming for BFR training, the differences between isolated exercises and compound exercises.

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BFR with High-intensity Training

August 19, 2021

Dr. Ed Le Cara chats about programming either using BFR in adjunct with high-intensity training or using BFR as supplemental exercises after your high-intensity training.

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BFR Programming

August 18, 2021

Dr. Ed Le Cara chats about how to help your programming and 30, 15, 15, 15 protocols and when you can get away from those.

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BFR Programming for integration

August 9, 2021

Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about programming for integrating high-intensity BFR with low-intensity training in your macro, micro, and mesocycles.

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Density and Isometrics with BFR

July 28, 2021

Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about bone density and programming for both injured and uninjured, with a primary emphasis on utilizing isometrics with BFR training and a lot more!

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Achilles Tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciitis

July 20, 2021

Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about different programming options for Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis and also chats about the need to increase the load.

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Taking Loads to Failure for Optimal Results

July 13, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about programming and the need to take your loads close to or at failure to get optimal results. He also explains the best ways to utilize your cuffs and a lot more!

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Aerobic Capacity Training and Pressure Setting for Consumer Smart Cuffs Gen 3

July, 7, 2120

Dr. Ed Le Cara talks about strength, aerobic capacity training and what pressures to use for upper and lower extremities while using the consumer version of Smart Cuff Generation 3.

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The Blood Flow Restriction

June 28, 2021

Dr. Ed Le Cara talks to Dr. Chris Clark and Mike Polachek from Jacksonville State. Join them as they discuss their study being presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Conference in July.

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Why should you use the Smart Cuffs by SmartTools?

June 22, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about the recent blogpost by Mike Rinald and why he recommends the smart cuffs by smarttools!

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Cuff Placement | Selecting Pressure

June 15, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about the correct placement of cuffs on the limbs to reduce the amount of pressure necessary to find the pressures that are both safe and effective for you!

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Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy

June 8, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about low-intensity shockwave therapy and how to combine it with BFR to maximize results. He also explains how to exercise muscles that are not influenced by the cuffs like the glutes and a lot more!

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Dr. Le Cara Talks with Director of SmartTools Nick Colosi

June 2, 2021

SmartToolsPlus has launched their 3rd and the latest version of Blood Flow Restriction Smart Cuffs.

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Ischemic Pre-conditioning | Circuit Training | BFR Q&A

June 2, 2021

Ed talks about Ischemic Pre-conditioning (IPC), circuit training, strength and hypertrophy, programming all the while explaining the differences between straight and curved cuffs.

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Aging and BFR | Recovery and Rehabilitation | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about how aging affects your ability to heal, work out and exercise in general – he takes you through the reasons behind these issues and how BFR can facilitate improving these issues by increasing growth hormone, stem cell production, insulin production and more. You will further get to know about hot use BFR as a recovery tool after exercise.

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BFR Training Vs Normal Training | Hypertrophy | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about a new study attempting to get published in the journal of strength and conditioning. The study takes you through the difference between using BFR Training and Normal Training among division one football players in just a matter of four weeks. You will also get to know more about size vs strength among other things.

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BFR Aerobics Capacity Training | Autoregulation | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about how to get started with BFR, what kind of exercises you can do, how to mix and match isolated and compound exercises, how to gradually increase and set your LOP, and a lot more.

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Continuous and Intermittent BFR | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about how you can integrate BFR into your normal workout, the difference between continuous and intermittent BFR, when to inflate and deflate cuffs for better results, and a lot more.

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Cardiovascular Effects of BFR | Heart Rate Variability | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he gives an introduction to the cardiovascular effects of BFR. He also talks about how you can measure heart rate variability through different devices, shows demos, explains how you can figure out if you’re overtraining, and a lot more.

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Metabolite Accumulation | Pre-fatiguing Tissue | New Cuffs | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about metabolite accumulation, why and how you should pre fatigue tissue, what are the effects on the area distal to and proximal to the cuff, and what are the best effects. He also shares how BFR can help with osteoporotic or osteopenia and a lot more.

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BFR Programming | Rep Schemes | BFR Q&A

May 20, 2021

Join Dr. Ed Le Cara as he answers people’s questions about BFR. In this session, he talks about normal programming and multiple other ways of programming depending on whether you want to increase the size of the tissue, increase muscle strength, or size. You’ll also get to know more about adding BFR as a supplemental workout to your normal workout, how to do isolated exercises, multi-joint exercise, and a lot more.

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Interview with Dr. Ed Le Cara

Dr. Joe Mercola

In this interview, Dr. Ed Le Cara, a chiropractor with a Ph.D. in sports medicine, shares his knowledge about blood flow restriction (BFR) training — a form of training that I believe is one of the greatest innovations in the last century.
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StrongbyScience Podcast

Ed Le Cara, Smart Tools Plus | Ep. 3

Ed Le Cara, Education Director at Smart Tools Plus joins Max Schmarzo on the third episode of StronbyScience.

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