- Increase muscle mass, strength, and endurance at loads below 50% of max
- Loads of 20% show similar benefits to training at 70% of max
- No greater health risk than traditional exercise
- Prevents or slows atrophy with even just 20mins walking daily
What is Happening?
The Occlusion Cuff allows arterial blood flow to a region, while restricting venousreturn. This results in:
- Increased type-2 fibre recruitment — greater potential for strength, speed, and hypertrophy changes
- Increased local growth hormone and IGF-1 levels by 200-300%
- Greater and more rapid accumulation of metabolic by-products, such as lactate
- Enhanced stimulation of muscle protein synthesis by 45-55% — greater potential for growth and development with exercise
- Ensure the Occlusion Cuff is fully deflated by turning the pump valve anti- clockwise.
- Wrap the Occlusion Cuff‘ as high up the limb as possible.
- It should be medium tightness and wrapped neatly in-line.
- Close the pump valve by turning clockwise and pump to a pressure sufﬁcient to keep the Occlusion Cuff’ from slipping.
- Repeat steps 1-5 with the opposite limb.
- Inflate the cuff to the desired pressure (see Guidelines) by fully relaxing the limb and squeezing the pump.
- Turn the tube valve clockwise to secure, then unscrew from tubing.
- Alternatively, keep the pump attached and adjust the pressure according to comfort.
- Trim tubing to a desired length if necessary.
- Cuff pressure is individual, depending on size, the amount of material between the cuff and vasculature, and tolerance levels
- As a guide, upper limb pressures may be between 100-220mmHg
- As a guide, lower limb pressures may be between 150-250mmHg
- However, pressures are completely individual and it is important to determine your own range
- Pressure should feel a 7/1 0 in intensity relative to your maximum tolerable pressure
- Wear the Occlusion Cuff continuously for between 10-30 minutes
- Decrease pressure by opening valve If you have any of the following:
- Sensation: of numbness
- Pins and needles
- Uncomfortable tingling
- Severe discomfort
- Begin at a conservative pressure and as your tolerance improves then it may be increased
- Consult your doctor or physician before commencing any activity with the Occlusion Cuff
- Use of the Occlusion Cuff is not recommended if you suffer from:
- Heart disease such as ischaemic heart disease, severe aortic stenosis, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiornyopathy
- Previous cerebral hemorrhage/stroke
- A history of blood coagulation problems
Use of the Occlusion Cuff is at the risk of the user and no responsibility is taken by Occlusion Cuff for any injury or harm caused directly or indirectly when using the Occlusion Cuff