ischemic preconditioning

Can restricting blood flow improve sports and exercise performance?

Can restricting blood flow improve sports and exercise performance?

The artificial induction of ischemia (from Greek, meaning stopping/keeping back blood) was first shown to help protect cardiac muscle from injury in later occurring episodes of ischemia by Charles Murry and colleagues in 1986[1]. This technique came to be called ischemic preconditioning (IPC).