Friday, November 27, 2015

The Radical Reconditioning Of Baby Boomers






























As 75.8 million American Baby Boomers either transition from the end of their careers or are in full or partial retirement, many of them have spent their most recent years raising children, financing college educations, paying for weddings, and culminating their careers. These pressures have played havoc with their fitness levels.

Previously over-stressed, overworked, and under-exercised, the Baby Boomers are now facing much more free time. But with their higher body fat percentages, lowered muscle mass, and lessened aerobic capacities, getting back into shape is not easy. A change of lifestyle and a change in mindset are required. But this is easier said than done.

KAATSU, a revolutionary form of blood flow moderation training developed in Japan, is used daily by hundreds of thousands of individuals over the age of 50 in Japan. "KAATSU can present an easy-to-implement catalyst for individuals over the age of 50 to return to their former selves," says Paul Grzymkowski, the former president of Gold's Gym Franchising and now an avid fan of KAATSU. "10,000 Baby Boomers in America will celebrate their 65th birthday every day for the next 2 decades (3,650,000 new Baby Boomers per year). This is a huge market for every fitness professional to consider."

A 65-year-old man or women sees the rest of their life much differently than they did at the age of 25 or 35. The quality of life is their focus, but it is at this time that their muscles have faded and various ailments have begun.

"We must recondition the 26% of the total U.S. population in innovative ways, using modalities that are self-sustaining and much more low-impact than what we used to do in our youth or even mid-age," added Grzymkowski. "Heavy barbells and dumbbells are not necessary ideal equipment to serve as a catalyst to whipping Baby Boomers into shape. Aerobics, spinning, and elliptical machines are also not for everyone. We have to look for something even more revolutionary."

Grzymkowski, a 67-year-old veteran of the fitness industry, has spent his lifetime around barbells, dumbbells, and spinning bikes. But he has substituted the iron of his youth for the pneumatic bands used by his counterparts in Japan. "I have not changed - I love feeling pumped when I exercise. When I feel my biceps bulge or my quads burn, it recalls my strength of former years. But I am doing this and changing my body shape without heavy weights. I am doing it with pneumatic bands and the KAATSU equipment that are used so effectively by senior citizens in Japan and elite athletes around the world. When I do use weights during my KAATSU workout I tend to use light dumbbells or weight plates of no more than 5-pounds."

KAATSU is a Japanese word that means 'additional pressure' in English.

KAATSU is done with pneumatic bands that are inflated to safe levels by a mobile electronic touch panel device. The bands are a proven means to safely modify the blood flow in the limbs during exercise. This modification leads to pooling of blood in the muscles that leads to significant human growth hormone secretion and a literal tricking of the brain into thinking the body into building muscle.

KAATSU athletes of all ages – from 14 to 104 - and abilities, including Olympians and professional athletes, perform simple exercises to generate a muscle pump: hand clenches and bicep curls with or without light weights or heel raises or leg curls while standing up.

Photos shows 66-year-old marathon swimmer and author Diana Nyad and 67-year-old Paul Grzymkowski working out with KAATSU.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

2015 KAATSU International Symposium - Agenda and Speakers


































The first KAATSU International Symposium held outside of Japan will be conducted at the Joseph B Martin Conference Center at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massaschusetts on Thursday-Friday, November 5th and 6th.

The agenda and speakers are as follows:

KAATSU International Symposium - Day One, Thursday November 5th

9:00 am – Welcome by Peter T. Lansbury, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

9:15 am – Opening Speech by Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, Ph.D., M.D., FNAI, Inventor of KAATSU Training and Founder of KAATSU Japan Co., Ltd. and KAATSU International University of Sri Lanka
The History of and Inspiration behind KAATSU + Q&A

9:45 am – Keynote Speech by James Stray-Gundersen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, KAATSU Global, and Sports Science Director, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association
Vascular, Muscular and Autonomic Changes in Response to KAATSU + Q&A

10:30 am – Guest Lecture by Professor Toshiaki Nakajima, M.D., Heart Center, Dokkyo Medical University Hospital
KAATSU Medical Applications in Japan + Q&A

11:00 am – Presentation by Peter Lansbury, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
KAATSU Potential with Neurological Diseases + Q&A

11:30 am – Presentation via Skype by Robert Heiduk, Sports Scientist, Universität Bonn
KAATSU in Germany + Q&A

1:00 pm – Presentation by John Murray, formerly of Stanford University and Golden State Warriors and Murray Athletic Development
Practical Applications of KAATSU in a Physical Therapy Clinic + Q&A

1:30 pm – Presentation by Dr. Michael Kessler, D.C., C.C.S.P.
Assessing the Use of KAATSU to Improve Vascular Health + Q&A

2:00 pm – Presentation by Chris Morgan, 2008 Olympic Swim Coach, formerly of Stanford & Harvard
KAATSU Aqua for Age-group, Collegiate, Elite and Senior Swimmers + Q&A

2:30 pm – Presentation by Paul Grzymkowski, former president of Gold’s Gym International
Applications of KAATSU in Fitness Chains + Q&A

3:00 pm – KAATSU Specialist Training by Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, Ph.D., M.D., FNAI and James Stray-Gundersen, M.D. with Susan Friedman
Key Points of KAATSU Training & Practical Applications of KAATSU in Medicine, Physical Therapy, Anti-Aging Wellness, and Sports Performance + Q&A

KAATSU International Symposium – Day Two, Friday November 6th

9:00 am – Welcome by Peter T. Lansbury, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

9:15 am – KAATSU In Sports – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Steven Munatones, President, KAATSU Global
Panelist: Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, Ph.D., M.D., FNAI
Panelist: James Stray-Gundersen, M.D.
Panelist: Chris Morgan

10:00 am – KAATSU In Medicine – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Steven Munatones, President, KAATSU Global
Panelist: James Stray-Gundersen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, KAATSU Global
Panelist: Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, Ph.D., M.D., FNAI
Panelist: Professor Toshiaki Nakajima, M.D.

10:45 am – KAATSU In Therapy – Panel Discussion

Moderator: James Stray-Gundersen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, KAATSU Global
Panelist: Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, Ph.D., M.D., FNAI
Panelist: John Murray
Panelist: Dr. David Swensen, D.C., Chiropractic Physician, Melrose Family Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centre

11:30 am – KAATSU Specialist Training by Professor Sir Yoshiaki Sato, Ph.D., M.D., FNAI and James Stray-Gundersen, M.D. with Susan Friedman
Key Points of KAATSU Training & Practical Applications of KAATSU in Medicine, Physical Therapy, Anti-Aging Wellness, and Sports Performance + Q&A

1:30 pm – Presentation by Tom Lawrence, Esq.
KAATSU in High School Sports + Q&A

2:00 pm – Presentation by James Stray-Gundersen, M.D.
KAATSU with Baby Boomers + Q&A

2:30 pm – Presentation by Lyle Nalli, DPM, Davita HealthCare Partners
KAATSU Applications in Podiatry + Q&A

3:00 pm – Product Explanations by Richard Herstone, Chief Operations Officer
KAATSU Master, KAATSU Nano, KAATSU Cycle, KAATSU Air Bands, KAATSU Aqua Bands + Q&A

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KAATSU At Medica Medicine & Sports Conference



























The primary objective of the 3rd MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE in Düsseldorf, Germany is to offer an interdisciplinary exchange between international sports medicine experts, professional athletes, and the sporting goods and healthcare industries.

KAATSU equipment and KAATSU protocols will be exhibited and explained in Messe Düsseldorf.

"We will have two locations present in Medica," explains Sean Whalen, the founder of AlterG and head of KAATSU's European operations. "We will exhibit the latest KAATSU gear together with our German partners Pullsh Active in the K-Active Europe booth in Medica's Main Hall 4, B29 between November 16th and 19th.

People can see demonstrations and learn about the latest developments and technology in the field of blood flow moderation training.

KAATSU has over 40 years of research and experience in this field, being the inventors of the technique 4 decades ago. Scientists, academics, coaches, physios and physicians can learn how to bring KAATSU to the market and their clients, athletes and customers. With hundreds of thousands of people per day using KAATSU, it is the only truly proven safe and effective implementation for this revolutionary technique
."

Additionally, Dr James Stray-Gundersen will present a detailed talk at the Congress Center South, Conference Room 2, Messe Dusseldorf called “Blood Flow Moderation Training in High-performance Sports Therapy and Recovery” on November 18th between 2:25 and 5:00 pm.

Whalen continues, "KAATSU will also be exhibited in the Sports Medicine private section where demonstrations of the latest KAATSU protocols ad equipment will be held inside Conference Room 2."

For more information and registration, visit here.

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