Friday, March 23, 2018

Working On One Limb At A Time



When the timing and/or firing of one leg of a sprinter or runner is slower than the other leg, KAATSU Specialists know to focus KAATSU on the weaker or slower leg first.

Experienced KAATSU Specialists do several KAATSU Cycles at increasingly higher Optimal SKU pressures on the KAATSU Nano or KAATSU Master 2.0. For example, on a world-class athlete, they can use a Base SKU pressure of 25-30 SKU and an Optimal SKU Pressure over 300 SKU. Gradually, the Optimal SKU can increase over the course of several KAATSU Cycles.

Then the KAATSU Specialists untether the KAATSU Air Bands and do normal training or rehabilitation exercises under the direction of their coach or therapist. This can include stretching or specific movements, done slowly and steadily or rapid fire depending on the guidance of the coach.

As the KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Training continues, the body starts to produce Human Growth Hormone, nitric oxide, VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor), and beta endorphins as their level of CRP (C-reactive protein) starts to decrease. All the factors enable the athlete to feel better. Some describe the sensation as "feeling lighter or smoother - and faster."

Additionally, if increased speed is desired or required, the athlete can be directed to do several KAATSU Cycles at increasingly higher SKU pressures on the KAATSU Nano or KAATSU Master 2.0 as they do specific movements. Then they can untether the KAATSU Air Bands and do normal training exercises as race pace.

Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan prefers to focus his athletes on their 'race pain' rather than their race pace. "I want them to experience the discomfort that they will face in a competition. With the KAATSU Air Bands or KAATSU Aqua Bands on, they can almost always get to that feeling. Over time, this helps them improve significantly as they start to be able to engage a greater percentage of their muscle fibers and deliver more blood to the exercising muscle as well as flush out the lactic acid more efficiently."

Different arm and leg exercises are shown above by Justin Gatlin, a multiple Olympic medalist, who learned KAATSU directly from Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, the KAATSU inventor, at his office in Tokyo.

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