SRT – Sports Rehab Tourniquet (Medium)

$145.00

 

The new SRT has a few new features:

 

  • different cuff lengths
  • detachable pump for improved freedom during exercising
  • the pump is interchangeable across all cuff sizes

 

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Please read the Product description below for more information and how to select the best cuff length for you.

 

 

 

Please note that we are no longer stocking the older version of the SRT. 

 

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Description

 

The new design means that you can select the correct length cuff for you.

 

Cuff Lengths (Sizes):

 

  1. Small = 43cm or less
  2. Medium = 74cm
  3. Long = 84cm
  4. Extra Long = 104cm

 

All cuff widths = 10cm

 

Anatomical positions to measure  limb circumference for cuff sizing:

  • Thigh = top 1/3,
  • Arm = mid position around bicep and
  • Calf = greatest circumference around gastrocnemius

 

 

For one limb purchase the cuff and pump combo.  Purchase another cuff to train two limbs simultaneously.

 

A new instructional video will be coming soon.

 

Pressure calculation

 

There are many variations to calculate pressure.  I set my pressures at 50% of arterial occlusion and found this to be a more accurate method that is specific to the user.  This is based upon calculating a theoretical arterial occlusion pressure. All you need is to be able to take blood pressure (I used an automated BP monitor) and a small tape measure.  I have an easy to use excel spreadsheet for you to download to use and calculate your own pressure. Download here: BFR Cuff Pressure Calculations

 

 

If you want to research (eg Google Scholar) articles on this type of training, use the following search terms:

 

Ischemic, tourniquet, KAATSU, Strength, training
Download User Guide here.

 

REFERENCES:

 

Burgomaster KA et al. Resistance training with vascular occlusion: metabolic adaptations in human muscle. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2003: 35: 1203–1208.
Abe T et al. Skeletal muscle size and circulating IGF-1 are increased after two weeks of twice daily Kaatsu resistance training. Int J Kaatsu Training Res 2005a: 1: 7–14.
Kubo K et al. Effects of low-load resistance training with vascular occlusion on the mechanical properties of muscle and tendon. J Appl Biomech 2006: 22: 112–119
Yasuda T et al. Muscle fiber cross-sectional area is increased after two weeks of twice daily KAATSU-resistance training. Int J Kaatsu Training Res 2005: 1:65–70.
Wernbom M. et al. Ischemic strength training: a low-load alternative to heavy resistance exercise? Scand J Med Sci Sports 2008: 18: 401–416

 

Additional information

Weight 550.00 g
Dimensions 230 x 85 x 115 cm