Pacey Performance Podcast

Blood flow restriction training; how are coaches using it and why you should be with 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.

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