I don't know why BFR is not used more in Physical Therapy. It really does help speed up healing. This kit is well made and works as expected. The only thing I would do differently is to have a more detailed dial on the sphygmomanometer face for more accurate pressure adjustments. Otherwise, excellent kit.
Really nice feel.
And quick shipping for international clients
I have been doing kaatsu, now called blood flow restricted, training for 20 years, initially with a thigh blood pressure cuff for the legs. When I got an opportunity to look for a better option, the EDGE system popped up. I bought one and subsequently another. They are well-fitting, easy-applying, air-holding units that make BFR almost but not quite a joy, if not for the client, at least for me, the trainer.
Had been using for about three weeks on leg days.
L-3 issues causing right quad entropy
Hoping to bring it back to life!
I'm still very much in the experimental stage. The equipment works perfectly. It's easy to put on the pressure cuffs and pump them up.
I'm using them for training as a competitive master's cyclist. I have a left/right leg strength imbalance and I'm hoping that they will help me to get that more in balance.
The cuffs felt great and were shipped very fast!
I am 78 yr old and still plan to compete in various bodybuilding event.
I have been using BRF for training for a few years and recently got a new complete set that works wonders for a muscle pumping workout that I can do quite frequently because of little to no musclwe damage
I love the cuffs. Had them for couple of years, the only reason I bought a new pump was I dropped it and it broke, otherwise it held up fine. Best grueling workouts ever with BFR!
Excellent and fast service.
I've been using blood-flow restriction bands for a little over a year, but then found the EDGE cuffs. While the connection from the pump to the cuffs can be a little fussy, the ability to more acutely adjust the pressure of the cuff is wonderful. I've been using the cuffs for about two weeks and have really found that they help me work harder in my exercise. I especially like how the cuffs offer a better blood-flow restriction to the legs, which for me was difficult to achieve with BFR straps. Good work, EDGE Mobility.
My son uses it daily recovering from a leg injury. He’s non weight baring so this cuff is really helping him recover.
Turns a mild workout into a solid one, without over exerting yourself
Great product at a great price! Very easy to use and comfortable for my patients.
Over all, I like the product. The bands can be a bit uncomfortable squatting, but this can be affected by adjusting the cuff pressure (80% AOP might be a bit too high). A wider leg cuff might be preferable. My arm cuff lose pressure over the a set of repetitions (I have to add air between sets), but they are nevertheless effective.
Great pump with BFR training
Getting bigger and stronger with less weight and more reps! Totally worth it!
Work great,easy to use
My physical therapist wanted me to use a BRD for my rehab. He was happy with the quality and I am happy with the results. I am building my quad strength back!
One week ago I had ACL recon surgery. As part of my rehab my PT had me buy the cuffs. I use them now while I’m on the CPM machine and will continue to use them once I move to more aggressive therapy as well as into the training phase. Helps minimize atrophy and maximize progress/gains!! I wish I had these 23 years ago on my first recon!
Gran método de entrenamiento.
It is exactly what I had hoped it would be. Did and is doing what I had hoped for. It was one of the best purchases. Highly recommend.
I have osteoarthritis in my knees but am a pro bodybuilder. Heavy squatting for leg growth is no longer an option. These bad boys allow me to lift with less weight but still make growth possible.
Definitely recommend. But make sure you have a PT show you how to use.
Husband loves working out with his bands.
I am 66 yrs old, male, in reasonably good health. I have been playing soccer for more than 46 yrs. "Addiction" is an understatement. I had ACL replacement in the right knee in 1990. Both knees are showing advanced arthritis. I do a wide range of activities to help with them. I have a treadmill (Wooday, The Curve) that I try to do 3 miles a day on. I also swim, bicycle, and hit the weight room on a regular basis. I have a group of older players I meet to play with twice a week on a very, very nice indoor field here in Colorado, and I do a lot of stretching and other activities prior to and after playing. I take Celebrex several times a week, which does help a lot. Both knees are iced after I play. I also do something called ARP Wave therapy several times a week that helps significantly. However . . .
I have also reached a stage where mobility is decreasing significantly. Two motorcycle accidents and shoulder surgery the past decade have not helped, although I did not injure the legs, but weeks or months of immobility took a toll that I had issues recovering from. The bottom line is this: over the past decade I have seen a slow but steady decline in mobility, accompanied by a sharp increase in pain in the knee joints. I can't walk up or downstairs easily, and the past several years just simple moving has become more and more of a chore. I do get Orthovisc injections, a synovial fluid replacement (NOT cortisone), every six months in both knees, and it does help a lot, despite claims in some studies it is not effective. I can tell when I'm getting close to six months. I manage to limp around the soccer field twice a week, mainly yelling at the younger players to pass better, but even that has become problematic. Part of the problem is that there are pains that so bad it causes muscles to literally shut down. Suddenly running, cutting, stopping all cause pain and can even cause the leg to fail briefly. My orthopedic doctor recommended therapy, which I have done before, and so I started again early in December 2019.
The therapist recommended as part of the therapy trying something called Blood Flow Restriction training. I go to one of the top physical therapy groups in Colorado, and they had just recently been okayed by the doctors to start trying BFR. I agreed to try it, but was given and had no expectations about it one way or the other. Typically my knees respond well to therapy and exercise--they feel pretty good immediately afterward. The problem has always been a few hours and days after the workout, when the pain and stiffness return--in spades.
BFR training basically means doing exercise with a tourniquet on the leg, legs, or arms. The therapy I followed included BFR training using a Delfi device and cuffs that establish a baseline pressure and then inflate to a pressure determined by the initial calibration. I follow a protocol that does not require special equipment beyond the inflation device and cuffs: isometric exercises like single-leg lifts, leg extensions, clamshell, heel slides, and squats. After the cuff is inflated--I only do single leg--I do 30 reps, 15 reps, 15 reps, 15 reps (total of 75) with 30 seconds of rest between each series. The cuff is inflated during reps and rest. After the last set, the cuff is deflated, and the machine cannot inflate it again for a minimum of 60 seconds. I do a series of five different exercises, as mentioned prior. I think a switch to the other leg and repeat.
After the first session, my legs felt good, but that was nothing new. They always feel good for a while after most of the stretching and activities I've done. What blew me away was this: after my second session (rehab is one week between sessions) I noticed that the next day my legs felt pretty good. Still stiff when I first got up, but they felt stronger, I could move easier and with less pain. This is after two sessions. By the third session I was totally blown away. I understand the placebo effect (taught science for 40 years) and have experienced it (glucosamine, anyone?), but this was going on longer and better than any placebo ever did. I noticed on the soccer field I was moving better and easier and faster. On the treadmill I was suddenly moving quite a bit faster and easier than I had been.
But I also knew: these sessions were not going to go forever. Rehab is not continual, and I needed a way to continue BFR and go further with it. I began to look for equipment I could use on my own. The problem is that devices like the Delfi are incredible and top-notch, but they are really expensive, and I'm not even sure could be purchased outside a medical or other licensed practice. I began to do research, and started with straps. I purchased the best-recommended ones. The problem with straps is that you can't calibrate the pressure. The other problem was that even getting them to an approximately similar tightness to what I had been using was nearly impossible. And there are horror stories of people using straps incorrectly, causing nerve or muscle damage, and even blood clots.
I came across the EDGE Restriction System BFR system while looking for equipment, and decided to give it a try. There is a very reasonable "return for any reason" guarantee with them that made it seem worthwhile trying.
It is amazing. Because I still had access to a $5000+ device, I could test the EDGE Restriction System cuff (I only bought one leg cuff and pump) and calibrate it very accurately. For the record, it calibrates very well to the Delfi device. More importantly, it works just as well. Although rehab has ended, I now do BFR three times per week. I continue to notice improvements in mobility, pain, and just moving around. I can't explain it. I can leg press 600 lbs ten times and do six sets, no problem. An hour later I can still barely walk. The BFR stuff I'm doing is simple isometric exercises--but my legs feel stronger and better, and in turn, I feel stronger, better, and a million times happier. The long, slow, inevitable decline I was experiencing has stopped. I'm actually getting better.
I watched a video of the doctor behind the EDGE Restriction System cuff system, Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, FAAOMPT, explaining some aspects of it. It's similar to a lot of promotional videos for everything from fruits in a pill to testosterone boosters to telemere enhancers to stop skin sagging products, with one big difference: this really works for me. It's not bogus. You don't have to "have faith" or "be open." It's working. The video I watched describes BFR as "anti-aging medicine for the busy baby boomer"--and it really is. I have posted this on my FB page and am boring the heck out of all my soccer buddies describing it to them and telling them to try it. All I can say is this: I am walking (and running) proof that BFR is not just some kind of fad. I whole-heartedly and without reservation recommend the EDGE Restriction System BFR cuffs. My next purchase is going to be the complete set for legs and arms.
With that in mind, let me close the review with this warning: BFR is NOT something you should just start doing. The protocols are important to follow. One basic idea is that you are building up lactic acid in the muscles quickly, and the body is responding by sending growth hormones and other healing agents to the region. Do not do this without talking to experts at EDGE Mobility System or rehab practice with certified therapists first. Several different sites have stated that the 30 seconds rest between reps is critically important. I personally want to learn more about BFR and other exercises I can do with it beyond the ones I started with, but I will be following guided protocols and not just trying my "own thing."
BFR bands work great. I love being able to dial it in exactly . Great improvement over imprecise methods.
I purchased both leg and arm cuffs about a month ago. They are easy to put on and fairly comfortable. The pressure gauge can be slightly difficult to clip to the cuff. I'm a cyclist and purchased the Edge System with endurance as opposed to strength and hypertrophy in mind. I'm only doing body weight exercises. I haven't been using the system long enough to determine if there's improvement in endurance. As a cyclist I'd rather not gain size or weight but my arms are already noticeably larger and my weight has been at and above the high end my normal range for over a week. If size and weight gain outstrip improvements in conditioning I'll have to rethink how I use the product. I have one complaint. After putting the cuffs on I inflate then to the desired pressure. After moving around and flexing I have to re-inflate them due to a drop in pressure. Then, even after this initial adjustment, by the end of my workout the pressure will have dropped by about 30mmHg of pressure. This is uniform on all cuffs. All in all, it seems like a good system for the price.
I've been doing blood flow restriction training for 6 weeks now to build my quads. Up until 3 weeks ago, I was using wraps to perform the occlusion. Now that I am using the occlusion cuffs I am finding the quad growth seems to have escalated and is actually noticeable, and they are so easy to use. I can ensure a consistent level of restriction that I couldn't with the wraps,
and have freedom of movement when wearing them for leg press, goblet squats and leg extensions. So glad I bought them!
This product is all it cracks up to be. I have been using Kaatsu/ blood flow restricted training on my knee OA clients since the early 2000s, and on myself for a few years before getting a total knee, with great success. But the large thigh blood pressure cuff isn't nearly as easy to use as the Edge cuff. So this is now my go-to for working with my clients who have OA. It makes life easier for me and them...and still causes quite the burn.
client jess working on some BFR squats
I have really enjoyed using the cuffs! Huge with the rehab of my knees.
But the price of shipping on top of these already expensive cuffs was ridiculous!
These cuffs are on another level. These are the only reasonable priced bfr system in the market that is safe for repetitive use! Don’t waste your money on the amazon no name rubber bands. These cuff are by far superior in quality and comfort. The customer service is exceptional as well. I had a minor issue with a couple valves leaking air and edge mobility completely took care of the issue and made it right! I can’t recommend this product enough! Do yourself a favor and purchase a set!
BFR therapy was prescribed as part of my therapy recovering from knee surgery. This has allowed me to continue my therapy at home and not limit it to one time per week. This system is helping me to recover faster, as well as gain mass and strength faster than traditional ways.
Awesome for work outs!
These cuffs are exactly as advertised! They are so easy to use and surprisingly comfortable! So grateful Edge is providing these for people like myself, as these cuffs have been invaluable as I begin my rehab after surgery!
My son uses it for his rehab after ACL surgery and he says it's amazing. It's also the brand his physiotherapist uses and recommended.
The online CertMST course was fantastic and allowed me to work through all components at my own pass. I use the Edge Restriction System everyday with Olympic level athletes and have found it to be one of the best products on the market for BFRT. Highly recommend anyone who is working in a rehabilitation setting of any level and interested in BFRT to complete the course
They work as advertised and enhance fatigue management while maintaining or gaining strength.
I have enjoyed this system. My patients love the product and I can’t believe how easy it is to use
Quality made cuffs. Easy to get on and off. Used from early stages of ACL rehab and increasing my use as my legs allow! Makes light weights intense on the muscle but light on the joint . Can check out more videos on a_glossy on Instagram. Recommend for ACL rehab for sure. It’s helped my progress
Great, quality product. Very pleased with the material.
BFR cuff package
Excellent product, easy to adjust and to store.
Great products, great service. Excited to begin using them!
Love the product and the customer support is really timely and helpful. Enjoying the benefits of my purchase as I rehab my knee! Thank you!
Best value in BFR cuffery
Ya like that...cuffery. :)
But, seriously, easy to use and after figuring out just where to place and the amount of pressure to use, these most certainly get the job done.
As for communication from the provider, they were extremely patient and helpful in answering all of my questions.
If I am ever asked about where to buy BFR cuffs, this is the place they will be sent to.
Great product for the price.
I've tried BFR cuffs of different brands. You definitely need to spend some money for a safe and effective unit. The Edge system is the best value that I've found. They are comfortable, easy to apply, and detach from the pump making it easier to perform cardio.... stationary bike, stair stepper, and walking on treadmill. They are also comfortable to wear. The only challenge with them is getting the correct pressure so I'm starting to use a doppler for that.
Great piece of equipment/tool to have your skillset!
I attended the BFR course put on by Dr. Kyle Coffey and recently purchased the ERS cuffs. I think they are a great piece of equipment, easy to use, and have really helped my athletes and clients so far. Definitely a great product!
The ERS System is easy to use and a great value compared to other products. By adding the Doppler Ultrasound, I can make sure I’m individualizing pressures for my patients. They love how comfortable it is!
Best BFR system for your buck!
These are the best BFR cuffs I've tried. The pump and quick release are much easier and higher quality than another set I own. The partial elasticity also makes working out with them way more comfortable.
Great product and value!
This product has really helped me advance my treatment of rehab patients. It’s safe, well designed, and easy to use! And it’s a GREAT VALUE compared to other products. What’s not to love?
Easy to use, great results!
I have been using the ERS cuff since it was developed and love it. My patients love the fact that it is really safe. I've been using it post-op with patients and as part of training sessions. It's a great tool to have for the clinic!!