Ep 12. Money for Jam - improve cycling performance with BFR. "How you do BFR" guest is Jordan Kerby

Hi there,

Thanks for your patience in this episode. A recent trip to the USA has meant that i've had a lot of work to catch up on and hence this episode has been delayed a little.

Today's episode is cycling strong but the concepts in both the article review and the interview with Jordan Kerby highlight how BFR can be used as a training enhancement tool.

The article I review is called:

The effect of 1 week of repeated ischaemic leg preconditioning on simulated Keirin cycling performance: a randomised trial. 

Lindsay, A., Petersen, C., Blackwell, G., Ferguson, H., Parker, G., Steyn, N., & Gieseg, S. P. (2017).  

BMJ open sport & exercise medicine, 3(1).

Ischemic preconditioning involves a continuous cycle of BFR cuff inflation (3-5min) followed by deflation (2-3min) whilst sitting passively.  Aside from this study showing positive effects in 30second cycling sprint performance, the amazing thing is that it requires the user to do nothing except inflate and deflate the cuffs - Money for Jam I reckon.

In "How you do BFR" I interview elite cyclist and world champion Jordan Kerby.  I am always appreciative of people's time but the time and information that Jordan gave in this interview is just amazing.  I urge you to give this one time as what he is doing is reflective of an athlete who is really using all of his tools in the toolbox to maximise his performance.

A little bit of information about Jordan:

  • Has been in cycling both road and track for 14 years.
  • Did 3 years professionally on the road. Along with winning a national u/23 championship. 
  • Switched to track endurance cycling as a preference and it suited his physiology better.
  • World Champion in 2017 in the 4000m Individual Pursuit.
  • Part of the team that won the 2018 Commonwealth Games team pursuit. 
  • Ambitions to go to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Outside of Competing:
  • Been a commercial cycling coach since 2016. Having coached multiple state and national medallists as well as an Age Group Triathlon world champion. 
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport through Massey University. 
  • Career ambition to coach a High Performance track cycling team at a World Championship or Olympic level. 
Social Media Channels.
  • Twitter; @JordanKerby
  • Instagram; @jordankerby
  • Website that you can see what I do from a coaching perspective. thepedaler.com.au

Again a special thank you to Jordan for his time.


And thank you for listening to the podcast.  To purchase your own set of BFR cuffs please visit my website at www.sportsrehab.com.au

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