Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #218 - Stephen Patterson (Reader in Exercise Physiology & Performance at St Mary’s University)

December 13, 2018

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Reader in Exercise Physiology and Performance at St Mary's University, Stephen Patterson. Stephen is a world leader when it comes to blood flow restriction training and with a massive increase in its popularity, I thought it would be great to get some real clarity on how and when it should be used with athletes. We discuss everything from why use blood flow restriction training to placement of the cuff, which cuff provides what information and pressures to use. Enjoy this episode with Stephen Patterson.

  • Who is Stephen Patterson (education, background and current role)
  • Blood flow restriction
    • History lesson
    • Why use blood flow restriction?
      • Strength
      • Size
      • Blood flow
      • RTP
    • What are coaches doing?
    • What does the research recommend?
      • Pressure
      • Position
      • Exercises
    • Where is the research & application heading?

Stephen can be found on Twitter @stephen_patt and on Researchgate here.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is also sponsored by St Mary's University. St Mary's is widely recognised as an international leader in strength and conditioning education. St Mary's University can be found on Twitter @yourstmarys.

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