Mike and Nick talk about blood flow restriction and the creative uses of it for the healthy population. While it’s well documented within the literature and best practice to use BFR for individual that cannot tolerate high loads in the rehab setting, the use of BFR for healthy individuals is not yet as popular. We discuss the application of BFR to the average gym junkie all the way to the performance athlete.
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Nick Rolnick, aka The Human Performance Mechanic aspires to be a world class physical therapist and performance enhancement specialist. He has had an interest in sports and performance from his days as captain of his college baseball team, where he achieved all-conference honors, to his more recent pursuits as men’s physique competitor, stepping on stage multiple times and winning a natural bodybuilding show. Since graduating with an M.S. in Health Promotion Management, Nick realized his love for fitness with his passion to help others by earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University. Nick has been training since 2011 in various settings, from Equinox, to university gyms, to private settings. His passion for excellence led him to the Brookbush Institute where he was an author and contributed to various projects in the pursuit of evidence-based, practical education in human movement science.
Nick teaches Kinesiology I and II in the MS Applied Exercise Science Program at Concordia University – Chicago and undergraduate kinesiology and biomechanics I at Lehman College, NY. He helped found Culture of PT to provide exceptional, one-on-one physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the corporate setting to keep employees experiencing the joy of pain-free movement.
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