Friday, March 23, 2018

Working On One Limb At A Time

Above are various KAATSU arm and leg exercises performed by 5-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin who did his KAATSU workout together with Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, the KAATSU inventor, at his office in Tokyo.

Gatlin warmed up with the KAATSU Cycle and learned his appropriate Base SKU pressure and Optimal SKU training pressure.

He first wanted to work on his left leg because the timing and firing of his left leg was slower than his right leg. In this case, he first performed several KAATSU Cycles on his left leg only under an appropriate Base pressure of 30 SKU while finding his Optimal SKU pressure.

He then untethered the KAATSU connector tubes and did a variety of normal leg exercises with the left KAATSU Air Band on his left leg. Both he and his coach were slightly surprised and happy with the results after removing the band.

He then explained that his arms need to move faster in order to improve. So bands were placed on both arms and his Optimal SKU pressure was found using the KAATSU Cycle protocols.

After several KAATSU Cycles, he became untethered from the KAATSU Master and proceeded to do arm exercises, both with and without the bands on.

His body started to produce Human Growth Hormone, nitric oxide, VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor), and beta endorphins as his level of CRP (C-reactive protein) started to decrease. All these factors enabled Gatlin to feel better. Many athletes describe this 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."

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