| EP 422 – Nick Colosi & BFR Training

Author / John

1 hr 38 min listen

The Pump

The future is now. If you haven’t been taking advantage of the benefits of BFR (blood flow restriction) training you’re missing out on the sickest pump of your life, bro. All kidding aside, Nick Colosi is joining us from Smart Tools [@smarttoolsusa] to talk about the science behind occlusion training and therapy. But as Nick notes, it’s no spa treatment. If you’ve experienced BFR you know that the pressure necessary to occlude an artery can be a skosh uncomfortable. No different than getting your blood pressure test. Nick says using the Smart Cuffs by Smart Tools could be just what you need to blunt DOMS and increase performance.

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Still waiting for your Smart Cuffs to arrive? Easy there, cowboy. Many of the parts used in the most effective BFR tool on the market are shared with ventilators. As in COVID…ever heard? If for some reason you haven’t purchased your own Smart Cuffs or haven’t been getting down with BFR training at all, give this episode a listen. Discover the methodology behind occlusion training and what it can do for your performance AND your recovery. Magic? No, bro. It’s science.

Empower Your Performance

Head to smarttoolsplus.com for more information on the BFR Smart Cuffs, graston tools, and PT clinics.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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