Saturday, May 23, 2020

KAATSU Recovery And Rehabilitation With Aquatic Athletes



High school, club and national level water polo coach Dave Carlson from Los Alamitos, California and 2008 Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan of Danvers, Massachusetts discussed different way to recover from competitions and games with the KAATSU Aqua Bands and the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 device.

They described their athletes' applications of KAATSU after water polo games, during high school dual meets, and after competitive swimming competitions.

They also discussed their own rehabilitation journeys with KAATSU when they were recovering from bone breaks, sore backs, inflamed gums, and broken ribs.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins

KAATSU At Home Workout on May 22nd


Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters). She uses the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 during the KAATSU At Home workouts.

KAATSU At Home Workout on May 21st


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 20th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 19th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 18th


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Friday, May 15, 2020

KAATSU At Home Workout With Laurel Kuzins

KAATSU At Home Workout on May 13th


Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters). She uses the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 during the KAATSU At Home workouts.

KAATSU At Home Workout on May 11th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 12th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 15th


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Monday, May 11, 2020

Gamal Awad And Hawley Bennett On KAATSU



The husband-and-wife duo of former U.S. Marines Major Gamal Awad and 2-time Olympian Hawley Bennett talked about their use of KAATSU with retired Navy SEAL captain and KAATSU Master Specialist John Doolittle.

They regularly use the original KAATSU Nano unit with their KAATSU Air Bands.

Awad and Hawley have used KAATSU to help with their rehabilitation from numerous injuries - all quite serious from broken pelvis bones to broken backs. They also use KAATSU in the course of their daily exercise routines. Awad talks of his daily need for KAATSU while Olympian Hawley talked about her own KAATSU journey in the podcast above.

Awad is shown below on the day of his most recent injury - and soon thereafter during his recovery with his pink KAATSU Air Bands on his arms.

To learn more about equestrian athlete Hawley who is looking to participate in her third Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo in 3-day eventing, visit hawleybennett.com.































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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins Week 3

KAATSU At Home Workout on April 30th


Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters). She uses the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 during the KAATSU At Home workouts.

KAATSU At Home Workout on May 1st


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 4th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 5th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 6th


KAATSU At Home Workout on May 8th


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Monday, May 4, 2020

KAATSU Aqua In A Counter-current Pool



Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan offers a wide variety of KAATSU Aqua backyard pool swim workouts and Endless Pool or counter-current pool workouts.

One backyard pool swim workout focused on breaststroke is listed below.

Backyard Pool Warm up
4 lengths kick on board
2 lengths underwater - somersault at halfway to work core / open turn at wall
8 lengths kick on board
2 lengths underwater - somersault at halfway to work core / open turn at wall
12 lengths kick on board
2 lengths underwater - somersault at halfway to work core / open turn at wall
16 lengths kick on board
2 lengths underwater - somersault at halfway to work core / open turn at wall
20 lengths kick on board
2 lengths underwater - somersault at halfway to work core / open turn at wall

Backyard Pool Main set #1
[3x]
4 minute seated static sculling
4x 1-length underwater mini breaststroke pull-outs
4 min vertical body static sculling (deep water preference)
4x 1-length underwater mini breaststroke pull-outs
4 min sculling on belly / static and slightly fetal position
4x 1-length underwater mini breaststroke pull-outs
1:00 rest

Backyard Pool Main set #2
** tethered with stretch-cord**
[2-3x]
10x super slow breaststroke cycles
Head-down sculling no breath UNTIL you need a breath then stop
Remain tethered and 5 vertical bobs in middle of pool
:20 seconds rest
20x super slow breaststroke cycles
Head-down sculling no breath UNTIL you need a breath then stop
Remain tethered and 5 vertical bobs in middle of pool
:20 seconds rest
30x super slow breaststroke cycles
Head-down sculling no breath UNTIL you need a breath then stop
Remain tethered and 5 vertical bobs in middle of pool
:20 seconds rest and REPEAT

Backyard Pool Cool down
[8x]
:20 easy flutter wall kick
1x push glide to opposing/opposite wall
Repeat

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins On April 24th - 29th



Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

KAATSU At Home Workout on Wednesday, April 29th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Stretching/ mobility
Lateral wrist curls
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Tricep Dips
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Push-ups
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Forearm plank walk
1 minute
Heart rate boost
swimmers
x planks
Jump rope

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Stretching/mobility
Heel lifts
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Heart rate boost
swimmers
x planks
Jump rope
Sumo "wall" sit pulse
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Static lunge knee drops
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 4
Single leg Romanian deadlift
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 4 (two/side)
Squat Walk
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Killer core
Overhead seated leg lift to knee in
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Bicycles (optional straight leg)
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Stretch



KAATSU At Home Workout on Friday, April 24th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Warm up stretching
Fingertip press ups
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost
- 30 seconds each
Reverse lunge
Ankle taps
Mountain Climbers
Diamond push-ups
- 30 seconds x 2
Star plank
- 1 minute
Shoulder mobility exercises + Stretches

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Static lunge heel raises
- 30 seconds / side
Heart rate boost
- 30 seconds each
Reverse lunge
Ankle taps
Mountain Climbers
Bear Marches
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost
- 30 seconds each
Reverse lunge
Ankle taps
Mountain Climbers
Sumo squat hold arm swing
- 30 seconds x 2
Core
30 seconds each
Ins and outs
- R ride oblique crunch
- L side oblique crunch
Leg mobility and stretch work



KAATSU At Home Workout on Tuesday, April 28th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Shoulder CARS (controlled articular rotations)
Standing spine warm-up
Wrist Circles
- 30 seconds/side x 4
Tricep Extensions
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Biceps Curls
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Side plank rotations
- 30 seconds x 2
1. normal
2. optional leg lift
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- Run in place
- Cross jacks
- Frog jumps
Forearm plank Spidermans
1. Moderate
2. Fast

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
Sumo squat heel raise
- 30 seconds/side x 2
- 3rd set = both heels
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- Run in place
- Cross jacks
- Frog jumps
Lateral lunges
30 seconds/side x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- Run in place
- Cross jacks
- Frog jumps
Forward lunge to squat
- 30 seconds/side x 4
Figure 4 bridge
- 30 second/side x 4
CORE
30 seconds each
- lying oblique crunch r/l
- hollow body hold
Stretching



KAATSU At Home Workout on Monday, April 27th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Neck CARS (controlled articular rotations)
Spine warm-up
Upward wrist curls
- 30 seconds x 2
Crab toe touches
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Forearm plank punch
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Floor push-up to back extension
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
3 part heel raise
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
Curtsy lunges - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round step back
- 2nd round optional static
Jump slam half burpee
- 30 seconds x 2
Reverse lunge + Twist - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round normal
- 2nd round option to hold leg up @ center for balance
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
CORE
30 seconds each
- side plank reach right, left
- hollow hold variation
Stretching

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Friday, April 24, 2020

KAATSU: Anytime Anywhere By Anyone

















































































With increasing calls for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled and the rumored possibility for the entire 2020-2021 academic school year to be entirely online (coming from major public universities like University of California Berkeley to universities in the hardest hit areas in the American Northeast) due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, American society is in this fight for a longer term than Americans originally envisioned.

While some states may loosen their reins and recommendations on opening up the economy that will enable fitness clubs to reopen soon, there is a very real possibility that most yoga studios, gyms, pools, indoor rowing and spin studios and gyms will remain closed for the short-to-medium term.

If that becomes the case, then the demand for home gym equipment like free weights, resistance bands, TRX straps and Bosu Balls will continue to skyrocket.

And even if the fitness clubs are defined as providing essential services by local and state authorities, there may not be a massive rush to return to normal. These are good reasons to invest in a KAATSU Cycle 2.0.

The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can be used:

* to augment any and all forms of exercise around your home and neighborhood
* to augment standard physical therapy at your home and office
* to augment any type of exercise or rehabilitation equipment including weights, resistance bands, TRX straps, Bosu Balls, jump ropes, medicine balls, AlterG machines, red light therapy, etc.
* to enable highly efficient recovery from a stressful day or vigorous workouts
* to incorporate into your daily chores - from washing dishes to folding clothes - so you can accomplish household duties WHILE working out
* during travel and vacation - essentially enabling you to take your workout and rehabilitation equipment with you to use anywhere, anytime

Cost and Value
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 costs $899. If KAATSU is used as recommended (i.e., twice per day for less than 15 minutes either before, during or after workouts and before bedtime for full recovery, the cost per use over the course of a year is $1.23 (or $0.61 over 2 years).

Testimonials
As Ben Greenfield, one of the Top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness, says “When you combine exercise with KAATSU, you experience a significant hypertrophic, growth hormone, and testosterone response… a significant increase in muscle protein synthesis, without the simultaneous increase in inflammation and muscle damage.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician shown on left, agrees, "After careful review, it is clear to me that the KAATSU equipment is the best BFR equipment on the market, as it is the only one that allows you to do cycling or automatically cycling pressure on for 30 seconds and off for five seconds."

World champion swimmer Michael Andrew knows KAATSU's value in terms of recovery, “My body will send extra white blood cells and growth hormone to repair muscles my body THINKS are being broken down, but actually are NOT being broken down, speeding up recovery.”

"For $899, there is no other piece of equipment that is as versatile, effective and efficient as the KAATSU Cycle 2.0," says Steven Munatones. "Not only can users maintain and improve their speed, strength, stamina, and agility with KAATSU equipment anytime anywhere, but they can also rehabilitate and recover from any musculoskeletal injury they may have."

Speed
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and the KAATSU Air Bands can be used in different ways to develop speed (see examples here). The ideal KAATSU speed workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with bursts of speed - either sprints or agility drills.

Strength
The ideal KAATSU strength workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of bodyweight exercises or with light weights (see suggestions here) - or the videos below with numerous examples with Dr. Cory - see here for many recommended workouts by Dr. Cory.

For strength gains, the repetitions can be a combination of slow repetitions with contractions and normal-speed repetitions, all using relatively light weights or resistance bands. For muscle girth gains, very slow repetitions both in the positive and negative directions under high SKU pressure is optimal.

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Stamina
The ideal KAATSU stamina workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of aerobic work including running, using rowing machines, spinning bikes or treadmills, or doing burpees or quick bodyweight exercises.

In the KAATSU Training mode with the bands untethered, users can run or do any kind of agility drills - or even any kind of Tabata regimen with the KAATSU Air Bands on, skyrocketing their pulse - or just take it easy by walking the dog.

Agility
Improving one's agility with the feet and body, or any kind of upper body motion for ex-athletes or developing leg strength and mobility for users of all ages are all enabled with a combination of the KAATSU Cycle mode and the KAATSU Training mode.

Rehabilitation
Effective rehabilitation and recovery are both well-documented by using the KAATSU Cycle mode, 2-3 times per day, whether users are facing recovery from a muscle tear, a bone break, or any kind of ligament or tendon injury.

Recovery
In order to avoid or minimize DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), 3-6 KAATSU Cycles are the most effective means to remove lactate immediately after a vigorous workout.

Versatility & Augmentation
The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of fitness equipment the athlete may use: AlterG machines, rowing machines, spin bikes, barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, TRX suspension straps, jump ropes, pools (either for aqua therapy or exercise), StairMasters, power racks, pull-up bars, dyno disks, physioballs, foam rollers, agility ladders, kettlebells, etc. Nothing is off the table...you have full functional mobility while wearing KAATSU.

Or the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can literally be used solely by itself with bodyweight exercises.

The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of movement the athletes may do: running, spinning, stretching, yoga, weight lifting, rehabilitation exercises, swimming, cycling, throwing, kicking, etc.











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KAATSU Cycle 2.0 Features
* can be used anywhere anytime by anyone - including the family members of our professional and Olympic sports clients
* compact
* quiet
* light
* durable
* useful for arms, legs and core
* includes 4 KAATSU Air Bands for both arms and legs
* easily rechargeable battery with a USB-C charger (that pulls into smartphone chargers or laptops)
* bands are waterproof for use in the pool

Patented
Based on the original KAATSU know-how and US patent #9,775,619 (Compression and decompression control system and vascular strengthening method).



































































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Thursday, April 23, 2020

KAATSU Aqua On SwimShare



Courtesy of SwimShare.

This episode on KAATSU Aqua is brought together by SwimShare, an easy-to-use, quick and intuitive workout planning, tracking and sharing app for swimmers and coaches made by ClubAssistant.

Gators Swim Club head coach Chris Morgan (swam at UC Davis), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Steven Munatones (swam at Harvard), and retired Navy SEAL Captain John Doolittle (swam at Air Force Academy) explain KAATSU and its applications to the swimming community.

Various KAATSU Aqua applications for competitive aquatic athletes are demonstrated below:









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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Is 30 Minutes A Week Enough For A Better Body?







































For years, the best-kept secret among New York City’s busiest and most beautiful people has been the 30-minute workout—a once-a-week, sweat-free mini-session with personal trainer Jim Clarry who regularly lures designers, gallerists, celebrities, and many a Vogue editor uptown. An outspoken opponent of over-exercising, Clarry has made a career out of the understanding that if all you have to spare is half an hour, he will make it count.

Read the rest of the Vogue Magazine article about Clarry, who first was introduced to KAATSU after he torn his bicep muscle, here.

Copyright © 2016 by Vogue Magazine

KAATSU Magazines For KAATSU Users

KAATSU Magazines are part of the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and KAATSU Master 2.0 package. These easy-to-understand magazines will be posted soon on the new www.kaatsu-global.com website that will soon be changed to www.kaatsu.com.







































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Straight Talk With Art Levine About KAATSU

Straight Talk is a weekly half hour talk show hosted by Art Levine and broadcast on cable systems in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities reaching 650,000 cable viewers. In its 19th year on air, Straight Talk is the most watched and respected cable talk show in the greater Long Beach area. Levine interviewed Steven Munatones on July 27th 2019 [link here]. Copyright © 2019 by Straight Talk with Art Levine

Monday, April 20, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins, April 20th, 21st, 22nd


Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

KAATSU At Home Workout on Wednesday, April 22nd
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Stretching
Shoulder circles - optional balance
Upward wrist curls
30 seconds/side
Tricep Push-ups
30 seconds/side x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Bicep Curls
30 seconds/side x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
High plank spinal twist
30 seconds/ side
Concentric push-ups
30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. Hold at the bottom
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Hop scotch
2. Jump rope
3. Lateral high knees

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
Pancakes
Good mornings
Calf raises
30 seconds x 3
1. Both
2. Right leg
3. Left leg
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Hop scotch
2. Jump rope
3. Lateral high knees
Lateral squat jumps
30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Option to take hands behind head
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Hop scotch
2. Jump rope
3. Lateral high knees
Plank side hops
30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. FAST
Quick lunge switches
30 seconds/side x 4
Bridge Work
CORE
30 seconds each
1. Bicycles
2. Forearm plank hip dips right
3. Forearm plank hip dips left
Stretching

KAATSU At Home Workout on Tuesday, April 21st

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Shoulder mobility work
Spine mobility work
Forearm wrist circles
30 seconds/side
Single arm push-up
30 seconds/side x 2
Bicep Curls
30 second/side x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Seated Arnold press
30 seconds x 2
Military plank side tap
30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Faster
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Lateral floor taps
2. Criss cross jacks
3. X planks

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Hip Mobility work
Downdog to plank hamstring openers
Wide Squat Alternate Calf Raises
30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Lateral floor taps
2. Criss cross jacks
3. X planks
Multi direction lateral lunge
30 seconds x 2
1. Normal
2. option to hover the foot for balance
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Lateral floor taps
2. Criss cross jacks
3. X planks
Wide squat jump to pulse
30 seconds x 2
Mountain Climbers
3 Sets
30 seconds - Moderate
20 seconds - Fast
10 seconds - All out
CORE
30 seconds each
Alternate toe taps
Knee in crunches
Overhead Russian twists
Stretching


KAATSU At Home Workout on Monday, April 20th

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Neck CARS (controlled articular rotations)
Shoulder CARS
Upward wrist curls
- 30 seconds x 2
Crab toe touches
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Forearm plank punch
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Floor push up to back extension
- 30 second x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
3 part heel raise
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
Curtsy lunges - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round step back
- 2nd round optional static
Jump slam half burpee
- 30 seconds x 2
Reverse lunge + Twist - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round normal
- 2nd round option to hold leg up @ center for balance
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
Core
30 seconds each
- side plank reach right, left
- hollow hold variation
Stretching

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KAATSU Training On The Field With Football Players



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KAATSU, A Pressure Cooker For Training



Cory Keirn DPT, a veteran trainer and physical therapist from the World Wrestling Entertainment and Philadelphia Phillies, explains the benefits of KAATSU in one minute.

Dr. Keirn shows what experienced athletes can do with their KAATSU equipment below:



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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins, April 15th, 16th, 17th


Laurel Kuzins is a highly popular and experienced yoga, Pilates, and GroupX instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California.

She leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays this week. These KAATSU workouts are for both aging Baby Boomers and for Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

Kuzins is all about wellness and believes that helping people to feel their best is her life's purpose. Laurel creates a diverse range of workouts striving to make fitness fun and accessible for everybody no matter what stage of your health journey you are on.

A native of northern California and former water polo player, she received her Bachelor's Degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

Note: Kuzins will add optional active stretches in between some of the exercises. Modifications are offered as well as 1-2 bonus exercises (3x with 30 seconds on + 20 seconds rest) and a Q&A session with KAATSU Master Specialists.

Friday, April 17th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Seated stretches + mobility work
Quadrupled palm to fingertip pushups
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Tricep Extensions
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Bicep Curls
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Pike work
30-second plank to pike walk
30-second pike push-ups
1-minute forearm plank play
Heart rate boost
30-second heel touch to butt kicks
30-second sumo squat reaches
30-second overhead jack to jumping jack

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Split lunge calf work --> hamstring stretch
30 seconds/side x 2
Heart rate boost
30-second heel touch to butt kicks
30-second sumo squat reaches
30-second overhead jack to jumping jack
Front Lunge to lateral leg lift
30 seconds/side x 2
Criss-cross squat jumps
30 seconds moderate
30 seconds FAST
Half Burpee surfers
30 seconds
20 seconds
10 seconds
Core (30 seconds each, 2 minutes total)
Butterfly sit-up punches
Paused bicycle crunch
Double leg circles (to the right, then left)



Thursday, April 16th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on arms
Mobility work
- wall or floor slides
- shoulder mobility with towel or broom
- cat/cow
- active spinal rotation
Forearms
30 seconds/wrist - side to side movement
30 seconds/wrist- circles
Tricep extensions
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Bicep curls
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Forearm plank rotations
30 seconds normal
30 seconds + arm reach
30 seconds + leg lift
Plank walk out/in
30 seconds x 2
Lying down press up
30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost
1 minute - happy feet --> jacks

KAATSU Air Bands on legs
Calf raise squats
30 seconds x 2
Lateral bear crawl
30 seconds normal
30 seconds + butt-to-heels
30 seconds + push-up
Heart rate boost
1 minute - happy feet --> jacks
Squat ups and downs
30 seconds right leg
30 seconds left leg
Plank jacks to frog jumps
30 seconds x 2
Lunge lower and lift
30 seconds x 2 Core Work
30 seconds Roll up to toe touch
30 seconds seated rotations
30 seconds reverse crunch



Wednesday, April 15th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on arms
Neck mobility work
- 30 seconds forwards/backwards, 30 second side to side
Cherry pickers
- 30 seconds slow
- 30 seconds fast
Frontal rotations
- 30 seconds slow
- 30 seconds fast
Heart rate boost 30 seconds each
- reach and kick back
- inch worms
- cross jacks
Forearm plank press up (optional on knees)
- 30 seconds x 2 sets
Seated bicep curls with towel
- 30 seconds bent knee
- 30 seconds straight leg
Ups and downs (30 seconds each)
- Moderate pace
- FAST!
Prone work (30 seconds each)
- supermans
- shoulder extension to pull down
- "wings"
Heart rate boost 30 seconds each
- reach and kick back
- inch worms
- cross jacks

KAATSU Air Bands on legs
Single leg calf raises with pulse at end
- 30 seconds Left leg
- 30 seconds Right leg
Pendulum Lunges (30 seconds/side x4)
- Set 1&2 hands on hips
- optional 3&4 hands behind head
Heart rate boost 30 seconds each
- reach and kick back
- inch worms
- cross jacks
Squat to alternate lateral step (30 second/side x4)
- Set 1&2 hands together
- optional 3&4 hands behind head
Mountain Climbers (30 seconds x3)
- Slow
- Moderate
- FAST
Bridge Work (30 seconds/side x4)
- Single leg lower to pulse up
CORE (30 seconds each)
- roll up single leg knee in
- rolling like a ball
- hollow body hold x 2

Stretching

To join the daily KAATSU At Home Zoom workouts, visit here (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09), Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833. Or call by dialing +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Andre Metzger On 9 Hands



Andre Metzger was inducted in the Class of 2017 as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He talked about the 9 Hands Principle where wrestlers - and swimmers - should think about using their 9 hands: their head ("cerebral hand"), 2 feet, 2 knees, 2 elbows, and 2 hands.

Metzger, a KAATSU Master Specialist over the past 5 years, won two NCAA titles for the University of Oklahoma and was a freestyle World medalist winning numerous international events over the course of his career.

He talked about some interesting concepts with Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan while discussing the 9 Hands concept for wrestling and swimming:



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KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins, April 14th


Laurel Kuzins is a highly popular and experienced yoga, Pilates, and GroupX instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California.

She leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays this week. These KAATSU workouts are for both aging Baby Boomers and for Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

Kuzins is all about wellness and believes that helping people to feel their best is her life's purpose. Laurel creates a diverse range of workouts striving to make fitness fun and accessible for everybody no matter what stage of your health journey you are on.

A native of northern California and former water polo player, she received her Bachelor's Degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

Note: Kuzins will add optional active stretches in between some of the exercises. Modifications will be offered as well as 1-2 bonus exercises (3x with 30 seconds on + 20 seconds rest) and a Q&A session with KAATSU Master Specialists.

Tuesday, April 14th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on arms
• Upper body stretching/mobility work
• Crab walk - 30 seconds x 2 with 20 seconds rest
Heart rate boost series 1 - 30 seconds each:
1. tuck jumps
2. Pendulum swings
3. Jog with double overhead punch
Diamond push-ups 30 seconds x 3 with 20 seconds rest as follows:
1. Normal pace
2. Slow motion
3. As fast as possible
Heart rate boost series 1 - 30 seconds each:
1. tuck jumps
2. Pendulum swings
3. Jog with double overhead punch
• Biceps curls - 30 seconds x 2
• Lateral plank walk - 60 seconds straight

KAATSU Air Bands on legs
• lower body stretching/mobility work
• Sumo squat calf raises 30 seconds x 2 with 20 seconds rest
• Quadrupled hip range of motion exercise - 1 minute/ side
Heart rate boost series 1 - 30 seconds each:
1. tuck jumps
2. Pendulum swings
3. Jog with double overhead punch
• Squats - 30 seconds x 3 with 20 seconds rest, as follows
1. regular
2. single leg lift
3. jump squats
Oblique heart rate boost 30 seconds/side for 1 minute total
Alternative burpees - 30 seconds x 3 with 20 seconds rest, as follows
1. Step up
2. Jump
3. For speed!

Balance work - 2 minutes (1 per side)
Oblique heart rate boost 30 seconds/side for 1 minute total

Core Work 90 seconds total, 30 seconds off the following:
1. Seated leg circles (30 sec each direction)
2. Finger to toes upper ab crunch

Stretching

To join the daily KAATSU At Home Zoom workouts, visit here (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09), Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833. Or call by dialing +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833.

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Absolute Best Use Of An NFL Football Stipend





During the lockdowns across the United States, 22 states are homes to NFL (National Football League) teams from Massachusetts to California.

The NFL makes decisions for all 32 teams that are fair across the board - including how often and how long they can train during the lockdowns, quarantines, shelter-in-place and work-from-home ordinances that are currently in place in the 32 cities and states across America.

One of the decisions made relates to equipment: "Players who require specialized equipment to complete their offseason workouts and achieve contract bonuses will be allowed a stipend of $1,500 to purchase what is needed for workouts. The parameters of the workouts and how they will be measured will be left up to the players and teams."

"For a budget of $1,500 per player, there is no other piece of equipment that is as versatile, effective and efficient as the KAATSU Cycle 2.0," says Steven Munatones. "Not only can players at every position maintain and improve their speed, strength, stamina, and agility with KAATSU equipment, but they can also rehabilitate and recover from any musculoskeletal injury they may have."

Speed
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and the KAATSU Air Bands can be used in different ways to develop speed (see examples here). The ideal KAATSU speed workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with bursts of speed - either sprints or agility drills.

Strength
The ideal KAATSU strength workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of bodyweight exercises or with light weights (see suggestions here) - or the videos below with numerous examples with Dr. Cory.

For strength gains, the repetitions can be a combination of slow repetitions with contractions and normal-speed repetitions, all using relatively light weights or resistance bands. For muscle girth gains, very slow repetitions both in the positive and negative directions under high SKU pressure is optimal.

Stamina
The ideal KAATSU stamina workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of aerobic work including running, using rowing machines, spinning bikes or treadmills, or doing burpees or quick bodyweight exercises.

In the KAATSU Training mode with the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit untethered from the bands, athletes can do shuttle runs or any kind of agility drills - they can even attempt any kind of Tabata regimen with the KAATSU Air Bands on, and their pulse will skyrocket and imitate any kind of elevated heart rate they would face in the game.

Agility
Agility with the feet and body, or throwing motion for quarterbacks or leg strength and mobility for punters and kickers are all enabled with a combination of the KAATSU Cycle mode and the KAATSU Training mode.

Rehabilitation
Effective rehabilitation and recovery are both well-documented by using the KAATSU Cycle mode, at least 3 times per day whether the player is facing recovery from a muscle tear, a bone break, or any kind of ligament or tendon injury.

Recovery
In order to avoid or minimize DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), 3-6 KAATSU Cycles are the most effective means to remove lactate from a vigorous workout.

Versatility & Augmentation
The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of fitness equipment the athlete may use: AlterG machines, rowing machines, spin bikes, barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, TRX suspension straps, jump ropes, pools (either for aqua therapy or exercise), StairMasters, power racks, pull-up bars, dyno disks, physioballs, foam rollers, agility ladders, kettlebells, etc.

Or the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can literally be used solely by itself with bodyweight exercises.

The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of movement the athletes may do: running, bodyweight exercises, blocking, stretching, rehabilitation exercises, running pass routes, throwing, kicking, etc.

Cost
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 costs $899, leaving another $600 for the NFL athlete to utilize on a wide variety of additional equipment, all of which can be complementary and incorporated into a KAATSU workout including weights, resistance bands, TRX straps, Bosu balls, jump ropes, medicine balls, AlterG machines, red light therapy, etc.

If KAATSU is used as recommended (i.e., before, during and after workouts) and before bedtime for full recovery, the cost per use over the course of a year is $1.23 (or $0.61 over 2 years).



KAATSU Cycle 2.0 Features
* compact
* quiet
* can be used anywhere anytime by anyone - including the family members of the NFL players
* light
* durable
* useful for arms, legs and core
* includes 4 KAATSU Air Bands for both arms and legs
* easily rechargeable battery with a USB-C charger (that pulls into smartphone chargers or laptops)
* waterproof for use in the pool

Patented
Based on the original KAATSU know-how and US patent #9,775,619 (Compression and decompression control system and vascular strengthening method).



































































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Monday, April 13, 2020

Dr. Cory On Sharing A KAATSU Cycle 2.0 - Partner Workouts







Cory Keirn DPT and his wife Shelby do a KAATSU partner workout in their home gym. They use 2 separate sets of KAATSU Air Bands (a medium set for her and a large set for him) while sharing 1 KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit. They demonstrate how to share the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit while working out together with a spinning bike, TRX straps, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, and a variety of body weight exercises.

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