Alan Mikesky, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis discussed his experience with KAATSU. "I was first introduced to the concept of KAATSU Training, also known as blood flow restriction training, at the national convention of the American College of Sports Medicine in 2006.
KAATSU Training has been and continues to be one of the most exciting innovations involving resistance training that I have run across in my professional career of over 30 years.
It has become a very active research area and rarely does a month go by that one or two new studies have not been published in reputable professional journals. The cumulative results from these studies indicate that KAATSU training is safe, effective and deserving of all the research attention it is getting.
There is still much to be learned about the physiology of how it works, how it is prescribed and its potential applications, but it is clear that KAATSU training has unlimited potential as a means for maintaining and improving muscle function in populations ranging from the infirmed patient to the elite athlete."
Below is a listing of Dr. Mikesky's published abstracts and papers related directly to KAATSU:
Fujita, S., A. Mikesky, Y. Sato, and T. Abe. (2008) Fatigue characteristics during maximal concentric leg extension exercise with blood flow restriction. International Journal of KAATSU Training Research. 3: 27-31.
Weatherholt, A., M. Beekley, S. Greer, M. Urtel, and A. Mikesky. (2013) Modified KAATSU Training: Adaptations and Subject Perceptions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(5):952-961.
Mikesky, A.E. (2013) Cross-Over Muscular Adaptation to Blood Flow Restricted Exercise. Letter. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(5):1019.
Segal, N.A., M. Davis, R.B. Wallace, and A. Mikesky. (2015) Efficacy of Blood Flow Restricted Low Load Resistance Training for Quadriceps Strengthening in Men at Risk for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 6(3):160-167.
Segal, N.A., G.N. Williams, M.C. Davis, R.B. Wallace, and A.E Mikesky. (2015) Efficacy of Blood Flow-Restricted, Low-Load Resistance Training in Women with Risk Factors for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 7:376-384.
Ogasawara, R., M. Sugaya, M. Sakamaki, S. Fujita, H. Ozaki, T. Yasuda, Y. Sato, A.E. Mikesky, A. Takashi. (2009). Change in Temperature of Active Muscle During Low-Intensity Resistance Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction. Med. Sci. Sports and Exerc. (Suppl) 41(5):Abstract #2835, S475.
Meek, A., A. Heavrin, N.A. Segal, A.E. Mikesky. (2014). KAATSU Cuff Tightness and Limb Anthropometry: Effect on Blood Flow Restriction. Med. Sci. Sports and Exerc. 46(5S):Abstract #3006.
Segal, N.A., A.E. Mikesky. (2014) Assessment of Efficacy of Partial Blood Flow Restriction Low-Load Resistance Training for Quadriceps Strengthening in Men at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis. Med. Sci. Sports and Exerc. 46(5S):Abstract #3322.
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