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Doc and Jock

In Episode 68 of the Doc & Jock Podcast co-hosts Doc Danny Matta and Coach Joe Szymanek sit down with cutting edge physio-coach Johnny Owens to talk Blood Flow Restriction and how he uses it with almost every professional athlete on the planet to reduce recovery times and increase performance. If you aren’t familiar check out this piece that ESPN’s Outside The Lines recently did with Johnnyhttp://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:15162497 .

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: The Next Big Thing?

UpDoc Media

Several weeks ago I read an awesome story from a previous podcast guest. You might know her if you watch a little tv station called ESPN. The guest, Stephania Bell, told us about her upcoming baseball spring training tour and then she mentioned blood flow restriction training (click here if you want need a refresher). I already had an idea about blood flow restriction training (BFR from now on because I don’t feel like typing it out every time!) from thisarticle written by Stephania. Naturally, I had to ask her about BFR and the article. She summarized it well and mentioned “you need to talk to Johnny Owens.”

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Tourniquet training triggers ‘dramatic’ strength gains for wounded troops

United States Army

Tourniquet training triggers ‘dramatic’ strength gains for wounded troops Courtesy United States Army - Elaine Sanches, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Wounded and injured service members are getting pumped up about a cutting-edge strength training program at Brooke Army Medical Center.

This groundbreaking program, called blood flow restriction training, offers warriors huge gains from low-resistance exercise.

"I've seen some very dramatic results," said Johnny Owens, chief of Human Performance Optimization Program at BAMC's Center for the Intrepid. "The training is proving a game-changer for our warriors."

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