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WHAT IS KAATSU?
Kaatsu is a form of light resistance training that produces the positive effects of heavy resistance training.
HOW DOES KAATSU WORK?
Kaatsu bands are placed on the upper part of the arms or legs by a certified Kaatsu technician. After testing for optimal training pressures, the bands begin to restrict blood flow to the limbs. This restricted blood flow sets off a cascade of biological responses.
As the client performs light exercise, sometimes with NO WEIGHT AT ALL, the metabolic wastes start to accumulate in the limbs. This causes the brain to think that the limbs have reached failure, an effect normally accompanied by high volume HEAVY RESISTANCE training. The brain signals the body to make the adaptations normally accompanied by high volume heavy resistance training, such as:
INCREASED CAPILLARY CAPACITY AND ELASTICITY
INCREASED NITRIC OXIDE
INCREASED TONE BY ACTIVATING SLOW TWITCH ENDURANCE FIBERS AND FAST TWITCH STRENGTH FIBERS SIMULTANEOUSLY
INCREASED LEVELS OF GROWTH HORMONE
INCREASED MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
There are also positive effects on the cardiopulmonary system, reducing atherosclerosis risk, and metabolism, improving hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity. Some of these effects are better documented in the scientific literature than others, but there are indications that KAATSU does all of these things
WILL KAATSU'S EFFECTS BE LOCALIZED?
No, because the main driver of the adaptations will be the increased levels of growth hormones in the blood, the effects will be over the entire body. Any parts trained will recieve the benefit of the Kaatsu traing including CORE muscles.
IS KAATSU SAFE?
Kaatsu when done properly by a certified technician is extremely safe. If you are well enough to exercise you can do Kaatsu.
CAN I DO KAATSU WHILE RECOVERING FROM INJURIES?
ABSOLUTELY!! Kaatsu is a amazing recovery tool which speeds up recovery and prevents muscle loss in injured limbs. The next two stories will help illustrate.
THE INVENTOR, DR. YOSHIATI SATO'S STORY
By 1973 at the age of 25, Sato developed the details of KAATSU as it is currently practiced. At that time, on a ski trip, he fractured his ankle and damaged his the ligaments around his knee. The injuries were diagnosed and the doctors told Sato that it would take 6 months to heal.
With a plaster cast on, Sato rehabilitated himself with KAATSU Bands applied to his upper leg. He repeatedly applied KAATSU pressure on and off while doing isometric exercises for 30 seconds on and a few seconds off three times per day. The results of his regimen shocked his doctor when his muscles did not atrophy and he fully recovered within 6 weeks.
(As stated @ Kaatsuusa.com)
TODD LODWICK OLYMPIC SKIER, NORDIC GAMES SILVER MEDALIST
Todd Lodwick was preparing for the Sochi Games when he crashed during a ski jump, breaking his arm, dislocating his shoulder and tearing a ligament cluster. INSTEAD OF HAVING SURGERY, Todd decided to train using Kaatsu and 28 days later was the flag bearer of the United States. Not only did he compete in the games but placed 6th.
Kaatsu is in widepsread use in Japan not only as a training protocol but as a recovery tool in clinical settings.
IS KAATSU RIGHT FOR ME?
If you would like to to tone, strengthen and improve your recovery rate in half the time of traditional exercise with faster results then Kaatsu is right for you.
If you need a doctors clearance before exercising, once you have obtained that clearance, Kaatsu is right for you.
If you are a child, a teenager, a grown up, an older adult or a senior, then Kaatsu is right for you.
Get the resluts you want without breaking down muscles, exposing joints to high impacts, and keeping your connective tissue from repetitive stress injuries with Kaatsu training.