Performance Enhancing Effects of Altering Blood Flow Patterns

The vision of Own The Podium is for Canada to be a world leader in high performance sport. With this vision comes the required investment into our understanding of how athletes adapt to training and how this understanding can be leveraged to provide our national level athletes a competitive edge on the world stage. This project aims to understand the adaptations that lead to the incredible improvements in aerobic fitness in high-level endurance athletes observed following blood-flow restriction training. Current research demonstrates profound improvements in aerobic fitness following blood-flow restriction training, even in already trained athletes. However, the mechanisms leading to the improved fitness are unclear and understudied. Understanding the types of adaptations that are occurring and in what timeframe they occur will inform how our international level endurance athletes can incorporate this type of exercise into their already busy training programs.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jamie Burr


Kyle Thompson;Kevin Boldt


Own the Podium


Food science




University of Guelph



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