Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What Happens When You Max Out On The KAATSU Nano?

Situation: Occasionally, a KAATSU client maxes out on the KAATSU Nano at 400 SKU (Standard KAATSU Unit). That is, their Optimal Pressure reaches 400 SKU and they cannot go higher (i.e., apply more pressure).

In these limited cases, the KAATSU clients feel that they can safely apply more pressure and workout at a higher pressure. But the maximum SKU on the KAATSU Nano is 400 SKU, so they max out.

What should they do?

There is a simple solution in these limited cases.

Short Answer: Deflate, manually re-tighten Air Bands as a higher Base pressure, and try again.

Long Answer: KAATSU is based on two different pressures: the Base SKU and the Optimal SKU. The Base SKU is the pressure applied when the Air Bands are manually tightened on the limbs as the first step. Quite often, this Base SKU is not optimally set and is too loose - especially if a finger or two can be put in-between the Air Bands and the skin of the client.

It is vitally important to initially tighten the Air Bands so the Base SKU is in the appropriate range for the clients. These ranges are dependent upon the clients' age, physical condition and experience with KAATSU, but on the KAATSU Nano, these are the general guidelines:

* Below 10 Base SKU: for very weak or elderly patients first doing KAATSU
* 10-15 Base SKU: for weak individuals or elderly individuals with KAATSU experience
* 15-20 Base SKU: for middle-age or semi-active individuals with KAATSU experience
* 20-25 Base SKU: for younger or active individuals with KAATSU experience
* Above 25 Base SKU: for athletes in good physical condition

In some very limited cases among extremely fit athletes with sufficient KAATSU experience, the Base SKU can be north of 30 as long as the capillary refill time is within 3 seconds and there is no numbness or whiteness in the limbs.

For the KAATSU Master, the general guidelines are as follows:

* Below 20 Base SKU: for very weak or elderly patients first doing KAATSU
* 20-30 Base SKU: for weak individuals or elderly individuals with KAATSU experience
* 30-40 Base SKU: for middle-age or semi-active individuals with KAATSU experience
* 40-50 Base SKU: for younger or active individuals with KAATSU experience
* Above 50 Base SKU: for super athletes in great physical condition

In some very limited cases among extremely fit athletes with sufficient KAATSU experience, the Base SKU can be north of 55 as long as the capillary refill time is within 3 seconds and there is no numbness or whiteness in the limbs.

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