Tuesday, April 28, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins On April 24th - 29th



Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

KAATSU At Home Workout on Wednesday, April 29th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Stretching/ mobility
Lateral wrist curls
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Tricep Dips
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Push-ups
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Forearm plank walk
1 minute
Heart rate boost
swimmers
x planks
Jump rope

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Stretching/mobility
Heel lifts
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Heart rate boost
swimmers
x planks
Jump rope
Sumo "wall" sit pulse
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Static lunge knee drops
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 4
Single leg Romanian deadlift
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 4 (two/side)
Squat Walk
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Killer core
Overhead seated leg lift to knee in
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Bicycles (optional straight leg)
40 seconds on, 20 seconds rest x 3
Stretch



KAATSU At Home Workout on Friday, April 24th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Warm up stretching
Fingertip press ups
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost
- 30 seconds each
Reverse lunge
Ankle taps
Mountain Climbers
Diamond push-ups
- 30 seconds x 2
Star plank
- 1 minute
Shoulder mobility exercises + Stretches

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Static lunge heel raises
- 30 seconds / side
Heart rate boost
- 30 seconds each
Reverse lunge
Ankle taps
Mountain Climbers
Bear Marches
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost
- 30 seconds each
Reverse lunge
Ankle taps
Mountain Climbers
Sumo squat hold arm swing
- 30 seconds x 2
Core
30 seconds each
Ins and outs
- R ride oblique crunch
- L side oblique crunch
Leg mobility and stretch work



KAATSU At Home Workout on Tuesday, April 28th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Shoulder CARS (controlled articular rotations)
Standing spine warm-up
Wrist Circles
- 30 seconds/side x 4
Tricep Extensions
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Biceps Curls
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Side plank rotations
- 30 seconds x 2
1. normal
2. optional leg lift
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- Run in place
- Cross jacks
- Frog jumps
Forearm plank Spidermans
1. Moderate
2. Fast

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
Sumo squat heel raise
- 30 seconds/side x 2
- 3rd set = both heels
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- Run in place
- Cross jacks
- Frog jumps
Lateral lunges
30 seconds/side x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- Run in place
- Cross jacks
- Frog jumps
Forward lunge to squat
- 30 seconds/side x 4
Figure 4 bridge
- 30 second/side x 4
CORE
30 seconds each
- lying oblique crunch r/l
- hollow body hold
Stretching



KAATSU At Home Workout on Monday, April 27th
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Neck CARS (controlled articular rotations)
Spine warm-up
Upward wrist curls
- 30 seconds x 2
Crab toe touches
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Forearm plank punch
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Floor push-up to back extension
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
3 part heel raise
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
Curtsy lunges - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round step back
- 2nd round optional static
Jump slam half burpee
- 30 seconds x 2
Reverse lunge + Twist - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round normal
- 2nd round option to hold leg up @ center for balance
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
CORE
30 seconds each
- side plank reach right, left
- hollow hold variation
Stretching

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Friday, April 24, 2020

KAATSU: Anytime Anywhere By Anyone

















































































With increasing calls for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled and the rumored possibility for the entire 2020-2021 academic school year to be entirely online (coming from major public universities like University of California Berkeley to universities in the hardest hit areas in the American Northeast) due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, American society is in this fight for a longer term than Americans originally envisioned.

While some states may loosen their reins and recommendations on opening up the economy that will enable fitness clubs to reopen soon, there is a very real possibility that most yoga studios, gyms, pools, indoor rowing and spin studios and gyms will remain closed for the short-to-medium term.

If that becomes the case, then the demand for home gym equipment like free weights, resistance bands, TRX straps and Bosu Balls will continue to skyrocket.

And even if the fitness clubs are defined as providing essential services by local and state authorities, there may not be a massive rush to return to normal. These are good reasons to invest in a KAATSU Cycle 2.0.

The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can be used:

* to augment any and all forms of exercise around your home and neighborhood
* to augment standard physical therapy at your home and office
* to augment any type of exercise or rehabilitation equipment including weights, resistance bands, TRX straps, Bosu Balls, jump ropes, medicine balls, AlterG machines, red light therapy, etc.
* to enable highly efficient recovery from a stressful day or vigorous workouts
* to incorporate into your daily chores - from washing dishes to folding clothes - so you can accomplish household duties WHILE working out
* during travel and vacation - essentially enabling you to take your workout and rehabilitation equipment with you to use anywhere, anytime

Cost and Value
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 costs $899. If KAATSU is used as recommended (i.e., twice per day for less than 15 minutes either before, during or after workouts and before bedtime for full recovery, the cost per use over the course of a year is $1.23 (or $0.61 over 2 years).

Testimonials
As Ben Greenfield, one of the Top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness, says “When you combine exercise with KAATSU, you experience a significant hypertrophic, growth hormone, and testosterone response… a significant increase in muscle protein synthesis, without the simultaneous increase in inflammation and muscle damage.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician shown on left, agrees, "After careful review, it is clear to me that the KAATSU equipment is the best BFR equipment on the market, as it is the only one that allows you to do cycling or automatically cycling pressure on for 30 seconds and off for five seconds."

World champion swimmer Michael Andrew knows KAATSU's value in terms of recovery, “My body will send extra white blood cells and growth hormone to repair muscles my body THINKS are being broken down, but actually are NOT being broken down, speeding up recovery.”

"For $899, there is no other piece of equipment that is as versatile, effective and efficient as the KAATSU Cycle 2.0," says Steven Munatones. "Not only can users maintain and improve their speed, strength, stamina, and agility with KAATSU equipment anytime anywhere, but they can also rehabilitate and recover from any musculoskeletal injury they may have."

Speed
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and the KAATSU Air Bands can be used in different ways to develop speed (see examples here). The ideal KAATSU speed workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with bursts of speed - either sprints or agility drills.

Strength
The ideal KAATSU strength workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of bodyweight exercises or with light weights (see suggestions here) - or the videos below with numerous examples with Dr. Cory - see here for many recommended workouts by Dr. Cory.

For strength gains, the repetitions can be a combination of slow repetitions with contractions and normal-speed repetitions, all using relatively light weights or resistance bands. For muscle girth gains, very slow repetitions both in the positive and negative directions under high SKU pressure is optimal.

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Stamina
The ideal KAATSU stamina workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of aerobic work including running, using rowing machines, spinning bikes or treadmills, or doing burpees or quick bodyweight exercises.

In the KAATSU Training mode with the bands untethered, users can run or do any kind of agility drills - or even any kind of Tabata regimen with the KAATSU Air Bands on, skyrocketing their pulse - or just take it easy by walking the dog.

Agility
Improving one's agility with the feet and body, or any kind of upper body motion for ex-athletes or developing leg strength and mobility for users of all ages are all enabled with a combination of the KAATSU Cycle mode and the KAATSU Training mode.

Rehabilitation
Effective rehabilitation and recovery are both well-documented by using the KAATSU Cycle mode, 2-3 times per day, whether users are facing recovery from a muscle tear, a bone break, or any kind of ligament or tendon injury.

Recovery
In order to avoid or minimize DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), 3-6 KAATSU Cycles are the most effective means to remove lactate immediately after a vigorous workout.

Versatility & Augmentation
The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of fitness equipment the athlete may use: AlterG machines, rowing machines, spin bikes, barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, TRX suspension straps, jump ropes, pools (either for aqua therapy or exercise), StairMasters, power racks, pull-up bars, dyno disks, physioballs, foam rollers, agility ladders, kettlebells, etc. Nothing is off the table...you have full functional mobility while wearing KAATSU.

Or the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can literally be used solely by itself with bodyweight exercises.

The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of movement the athletes may do: running, spinning, stretching, yoga, weight lifting, rehabilitation exercises, swimming, cycling, throwing, kicking, etc.











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KAATSU Cycle 2.0 Features
* can be used anywhere anytime by anyone - including the family members of our professional and Olympic sports clients
* compact
* quiet
* light
* durable
* useful for arms, legs and core
* includes 4 KAATSU Air Bands for both arms and legs
* easily rechargeable battery with a USB-C charger (that pulls into smartphone chargers or laptops)
* bands are waterproof for use in the pool

Patented
Based on the original KAATSU know-how and US patent #9,775,619 (Compression and decompression control system and vascular strengthening method).



































































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Thursday, April 23, 2020

KAATSU Aqua On SwimShare



Courtesy of SwimShare.

This episode on KAATSU Aqua is brought together by SwimShare, an easy-to-use, quick and intuitive workout planning, tracking and sharing app for swimmers and coaches made by ClubAssistant.

Gators Swim Club head coach Chris Morgan (swam at UC Davis), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Steven Munatones (swam at Harvard), and retired Navy SEAL Captain John Doolittle (swam at Air Force Academy) explain KAATSU and its applications to the swimming community.

Various KAATSU Aqua applications for competitive aquatic athletes are demonstrated below:









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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Is 30 Minutes A Week Enough For A Better Body?







































For years, the best-kept secret among New York City’s busiest and most beautiful people has been the 30-minute workout—a once-a-week, sweat-free mini-session with personal trainer Jim Clarry who regularly lures designers, gallerists, celebrities, and many a Vogue editor uptown. An outspoken opponent of over-exercising, Clarry has made a career out of the understanding that if all you have to spare is half an hour, he will make it count.

Read the rest of the Vogue Magazine article about Clarry, who first was introduced to KAATSU after he torn his bicep muscle, here.

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KAATSU Magazines For KAATSU Users

KAATSU Magazines are part of the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and KAATSU Master 2.0 package. These easy-to-understand magazines will be posted soon on the new www.kaatsu-global.com website that will soon be changed to www.kaatsu.com.







































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Straight Talk With Art Levine About KAATSU

Straight Talk is a weekly half hour talk show hosted by Art Levine and broadcast on cable systems in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities reaching 650,000 cable viewers. In its 19th year on air, Straight Talk is the most watched and respected cable talk show in the greater Long Beach area. Levine interviewed Steven Munatones on July 27th 2019 [link here]. Copyright © 2019 by Straight Talk with Art Levine

Monday, April 20, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins, April 20th, 21st, 22nd


Laurel Kuzins is a KAATSU Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California who leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays on Zoom or Instagram Live. These KAATSU workouts are aimed at Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

KAATSU At Home Workout on Wednesday, April 22nd
KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Stretching
Shoulder circles - optional balance
Upward wrist curls
30 seconds/side
Tricep Push-ups
30 seconds/side x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Bicep Curls
30 seconds/side x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
High plank spinal twist
30 seconds/ side
Concentric push-ups
30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. Hold at the bottom
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Hop scotch
2. Jump rope
3. Lateral high knees

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
Pancakes
Good mornings
Calf raises
30 seconds x 3
1. Both
2. Right leg
3. Left leg
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Hop scotch
2. Jump rope
3. Lateral high knees
Lateral squat jumps
30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Option to take hands behind head
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Hop scotch
2. Jump rope
3. Lateral high knees
Plank side hops
30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. FAST
Quick lunge switches
30 seconds/side x 4
Bridge Work
CORE
30 seconds each
1. Bicycles
2. Forearm plank hip dips right
3. Forearm plank hip dips left
Stretching

KAATSU At Home Workout on Tuesday, April 21st

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Shoulder mobility work
Spine mobility work
Forearm wrist circles
30 seconds/side
Single arm push-up
30 seconds/side x 2
Bicep Curls
30 second/side x 2
1. Moderate
2. Fast
Seated Arnold press
30 seconds x 2
Military plank side tap
30 seconds x 2
1. Moderate
2. Faster
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Lateral floor taps
2. Criss cross jacks
3. X planks

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Hip Mobility work
Downdog to plank hamstring openers
Wide Squat Alternate Calf Raises
30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Lateral floor taps
2. Criss cross jacks
3. X planks
Multi direction lateral lunge
30 seconds x 2
1. Normal
2. option to hover the foot for balance
Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
1. Lateral floor taps
2. Criss cross jacks
3. X planks
Wide squat jump to pulse
30 seconds x 2
Mountain Climbers
3 Sets
30 seconds - Moderate
20 seconds - Fast
10 seconds - All out
CORE
30 seconds each
Alternate toe taps
Knee in crunches
Overhead Russian twists
Stretching


KAATSU At Home Workout on Monday, April 20th

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Neck CARS (controlled articular rotations)
Shoulder CARS
Upward wrist curls
- 30 seconds x 2
Crab toe touches
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Forearm plank punch
- 30 seconds x 2
1. Slow motion
2. FAST
Floor push up to back extension
- 30 second x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Active stretching
3 part heel raise
- 30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
Curtsy lunges - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round step back
- 2nd round optional static
Jump slam half burpee
- 30 seconds x 2
Reverse lunge + Twist - 30 seconds/side x 4
- 1st round normal
- 2nd round option to hold leg up @ center for balance
Heart rate boost - 30 seconds each
- scissor punch jacks
- Squat + reach
- high leg oblique kicks
Core
30 seconds each
- side plank reach right, left
- hollow hold variation
Stretching

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KAATSU Training On The Field With Football Players



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KAATSU, A Pressure Cooker For Training



Cory Keirn DPT, a veteran trainer and physical therapist from the World Wrestling Entertainment and Philadelphia Phillies, explains the benefits of KAATSU in one minute.

Dr. Keirn shows what experienced athletes can do with their KAATSU equipment below:



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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins, April 15th, 16th, 17th


Laurel Kuzins is a highly popular and experienced yoga, Pilates, and GroupX instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California.

She leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays this week. These KAATSU workouts are for both aging Baby Boomers and for Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

Kuzins is all about wellness and believes that helping people to feel their best is her life's purpose. Laurel creates a diverse range of workouts striving to make fitness fun and accessible for everybody no matter what stage of your health journey you are on.

A native of northern California and former water polo player, she received her Bachelor's Degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

Note: Kuzins will add optional active stretches in between some of the exercises. Modifications are offered as well as 1-2 bonus exercises (3x with 30 seconds on + 20 seconds rest) and a Q&A session with KAATSU Master Specialists.

Friday, April 17th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
Seated stretches + mobility work
Quadrupled palm to fingertip pushups
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Tricep Extensions
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Bicep Curls
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Pike work
30-second plank to pike walk
30-second pike push-ups
1-minute forearm plank play
Heart rate boost
30-second heel touch to butt kicks
30-second sumo squat reaches
30-second overhead jack to jumping jack

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
Split lunge calf work --> hamstring stretch
30 seconds/side x 2
Heart rate boost
30-second heel touch to butt kicks
30-second sumo squat reaches
30-second overhead jack to jumping jack
Front Lunge to lateral leg lift
30 seconds/side x 2
Criss-cross squat jumps
30 seconds moderate
30 seconds FAST
Half Burpee surfers
30 seconds
20 seconds
10 seconds
Core (30 seconds each, 2 minutes total)
Butterfly sit-up punches
Paused bicycle crunch
Double leg circles (to the right, then left)



Thursday, April 16th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on arms
Mobility work
- wall or floor slides
- shoulder mobility with towel or broom
- cat/cow
- active spinal rotation
Forearms
30 seconds/wrist - side to side movement
30 seconds/wrist- circles
Tricep extensions
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Bicep curls
30 seconds slow
30 seconds fast
Forearm plank rotations
30 seconds normal
30 seconds + arm reach
30 seconds + leg lift
Plank walk out/in
30 seconds x 2
Lying down press up
30 seconds x 2
Heart rate boost
1 minute - happy feet --> jacks

KAATSU Air Bands on legs
Calf raise squats
30 seconds x 2
Lateral bear crawl
30 seconds normal
30 seconds + butt-to-heels
30 seconds + push-up
Heart rate boost
1 minute - happy feet --> jacks
Squat ups and downs
30 seconds right leg
30 seconds left leg
Plank jacks to frog jumps
30 seconds x 2
Lunge lower and lift
30 seconds x 2 Core Work
30 seconds Roll up to toe touch
30 seconds seated rotations
30 seconds reverse crunch



Wednesday, April 15th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on arms
Neck mobility work
- 30 seconds forwards/backwards, 30 second side to side
Cherry pickers
- 30 seconds slow
- 30 seconds fast
Frontal rotations
- 30 seconds slow
- 30 seconds fast
Heart rate boost 30 seconds each
- reach and kick back
- inch worms
- cross jacks
Forearm plank press up (optional on knees)
- 30 seconds x 2 sets
Seated bicep curls with towel
- 30 seconds bent knee
- 30 seconds straight leg
Ups and downs (30 seconds each)
- Moderate pace
- FAST!
Prone work (30 seconds each)
- supermans
- shoulder extension to pull down
- "wings"
Heart rate boost 30 seconds each
- reach and kick back
- inch worms
- cross jacks

KAATSU Air Bands on legs
Single leg calf raises with pulse at end
- 30 seconds Left leg
- 30 seconds Right leg
Pendulum Lunges (30 seconds/side x4)
- Set 1&2 hands on hips
- optional 3&4 hands behind head
Heart rate boost 30 seconds each
- reach and kick back
- inch worms
- cross jacks
Squat to alternate lateral step (30 second/side x4)
- Set 1&2 hands together
- optional 3&4 hands behind head
Mountain Climbers (30 seconds x3)
- Slow
- Moderate
- FAST
Bridge Work (30 seconds/side x4)
- Single leg lower to pulse up
CORE (30 seconds each)
- roll up single leg knee in
- rolling like a ball
- hollow body hold x 2

Stretching

To join the daily KAATSU At Home Zoom workouts, visit here (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09), Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833. Or call by dialing +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Andre Metzger On 9 Hands



Andre Metzger was inducted in the Class of 2017 as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He talked about the 9 Hands Principle where wrestlers - and swimmers - should think about using their 9 hands: their head ("cerebral hand"), 2 feet, 2 knees, 2 elbows, and 2 hands.

Metzger, a KAATSU Master Specialist over the past 5 years, won two NCAA titles for the University of Oklahoma and was a freestyle World medalist winning numerous international events over the course of his career.

He talked about some interesting concepts with Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan while discussing the 9 Hands concept for wrestling and swimming:



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KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins, April 14th


Laurel Kuzins is a highly popular and experienced yoga, Pilates, and GroupX instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California.

She leads the daily KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time Mondays through Fridays this week. These KAATSU workouts are for both aging Baby Boomers and for Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

Kuzins is all about wellness and believes that helping people to feel their best is her life's purpose. Laurel creates a diverse range of workouts striving to make fitness fun and accessible for everybody no matter what stage of your health journey you are on.

A native of northern California and former water polo player, she received her Bachelor's Degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

Note: Kuzins will add optional active stretches in between some of the exercises. Modifications will be offered as well as 1-2 bonus exercises (3x with 30 seconds on + 20 seconds rest) and a Q&A session with KAATSU Master Specialists.

Tuesday, April 14th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on arms
• Upper body stretching/mobility work
• Crab walk - 30 seconds x 2 with 20 seconds rest
Heart rate boost series 1 - 30 seconds each:
1. tuck jumps
2. Pendulum swings
3. Jog with double overhead punch
Diamond push-ups 30 seconds x 3 with 20 seconds rest as follows:
1. Normal pace
2. Slow motion
3. As fast as possible
Heart rate boost series 1 - 30 seconds each:
1. tuck jumps
2. Pendulum swings
3. Jog with double overhead punch
• Biceps curls - 30 seconds x 2
• Lateral plank walk - 60 seconds straight

KAATSU Air Bands on legs
• lower body stretching/mobility work
• Sumo squat calf raises 30 seconds x 2 with 20 seconds rest
• Quadrupled hip range of motion exercise - 1 minute/ side
Heart rate boost series 1 - 30 seconds each:
1. tuck jumps
2. Pendulum swings
3. Jog with double overhead punch
• Squats - 30 seconds x 3 with 20 seconds rest, as follows
1. regular
2. single leg lift
3. jump squats
Oblique heart rate boost 30 seconds/side for 1 minute total
Alternative burpees - 30 seconds x 3 with 20 seconds rest, as follows
1. Step up
2. Jump
3. For speed!

Balance work - 2 minutes (1 per side)
Oblique heart rate boost 30 seconds/side for 1 minute total

Core Work 90 seconds total, 30 seconds off the following:
1. Seated leg circles (30 sec each direction)
2. Finger to toes upper ab crunch

Stretching

To join the daily KAATSU At Home Zoom workouts, visit here (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09), Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833. Or call by dialing +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password 102833.

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Absolute Best Use Of An NFL Football Stipend





During the lockdowns across the United States, 22 states are homes to NFL (National Football League) teams from Massachusetts to California.

The NFL makes decisions for all 32 teams that are fair across the board - including how often and how long they can train during the lockdowns, quarantines, shelter-in-place and work-from-home ordinances that are currently in place in the 32 cities and states across America.

One of the decisions made relates to equipment: "Players who require specialized equipment to complete their offseason workouts and achieve contract bonuses will be allowed a stipend of $1,500 to purchase what is needed for workouts. The parameters of the workouts and how they will be measured will be left up to the players and teams."

"For a budget of $1,500 per player, there is no other piece of equipment that is as versatile, effective and efficient as the KAATSU Cycle 2.0," says Steven Munatones. "Not only can players at every position maintain and improve their speed, strength, stamina, and agility with KAATSU equipment, but they can also rehabilitate and recover from any musculoskeletal injury they may have."

Speed
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and the KAATSU Air Bands can be used in different ways to develop speed (see examples here). The ideal KAATSU speed workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with bursts of speed - either sprints or agility drills.

Strength
The ideal KAATSU strength workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of bodyweight exercises or with light weights (see suggestions here) - or the videos below with numerous examples with Dr. Cory.

For strength gains, the repetitions can be a combination of slow repetitions with contractions and normal-speed repetitions, all using relatively light weights or resistance bands. For muscle girth gains, very slow repetitions both in the positive and negative directions under high SKU pressure is optimal.

Stamina
The ideal KAATSU stamina workout begins with the KAATSU Cycle mode and then continues in the KAATSU Training mode with any type of aerobic work including running, using rowing machines, spinning bikes or treadmills, or doing burpees or quick bodyweight exercises.

In the KAATSU Training mode with the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit untethered from the bands, athletes can do shuttle runs or any kind of agility drills - they can even attempt any kind of Tabata regimen with the KAATSU Air Bands on, and their pulse will skyrocket and imitate any kind of elevated heart rate they would face in the game.

Agility
Agility with the feet and body, or throwing motion for quarterbacks or leg strength and mobility for punters and kickers are all enabled with a combination of the KAATSU Cycle mode and the KAATSU Training mode.

Rehabilitation
Effective rehabilitation and recovery are both well-documented by using the KAATSU Cycle mode, at least 3 times per day whether the player is facing recovery from a muscle tear, a bone break, or any kind of ligament or tendon injury.

Recovery
In order to avoid or minimize DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), 3-6 KAATSU Cycles are the most effective means to remove lactate from a vigorous workout.

Versatility & Augmentation
The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of fitness equipment the athlete may use: AlterG machines, rowing machines, spin bikes, barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, TRX suspension straps, jump ropes, pools (either for aqua therapy or exercise), StairMasters, power racks, pull-up bars, dyno disks, physioballs, foam rollers, agility ladders, kettlebells, etc.

Or the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can literally be used solely by itself with bodyweight exercises.

The KAATSU equipment can effectively augment any kind of movement the athletes may do: running, bodyweight exercises, blocking, stretching, rehabilitation exercises, running pass routes, throwing, kicking, etc.

Cost
The KAATSU Cycle 2.0 costs $899, leaving another $600 for the NFL athlete to utilize on a wide variety of additional equipment, all of which can be complementary and incorporated into a KAATSU workout including weights, resistance bands, TRX straps, Bosu balls, jump ropes, medicine balls, AlterG machines, red light therapy, etc.

If KAATSU is used as recommended (i.e., before, during and after workouts) and before bedtime for full recovery, the cost per use over the course of a year is $1.23 (or $0.61 over 2 years).



KAATSU Cycle 2.0 Features
* compact
* quiet
* can be used anywhere anytime by anyone - including the family members of the NFL players
* light
* durable
* useful for arms, legs and core
* includes 4 KAATSU Air Bands for both arms and legs
* easily rechargeable battery with a USB-C charger (that pulls into smartphone chargers or laptops)
* waterproof for use in the pool

Patented
Based on the original KAATSU know-how and US patent #9,775,619 (Compression and decompression control system and vascular strengthening method).



































































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Monday, April 13, 2020

Dr. Cory On Sharing A KAATSU Cycle 2.0 - Partner Workouts







Cory Keirn DPT and his wife Shelby do a KAATSU partner workout in their home gym. They use 2 separate sets of KAATSU Air Bands (a medium set for her and a large set for him) while sharing 1 KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit. They demonstrate how to share the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit while working out together with a spinning bike, TRX straps, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, and a variety of body weight exercises.

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Dr. Cory On KAATSU For Pull-ups Or Vertical Pulling Motion







Cory Keirn DPT explains and demonstrates various exercises on your legs and arms while using the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 with KAATSU Air Bands and TRX Straps for doing pull-ups or any vertical pulling motion.

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Dr. Cory On KAATSU Cycles For Your Shoulders







Cory Keirn DPT explains and demonstrates various exercises for your shoulders using the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and KAATSU Air Bands on your arms and legs while using resistance bands, TRX bands, kettlebells, and a pipe with fishing weights and sand.

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Dr. Cory On KAATSU Overhead Isometric Press



Cory Keirn DPT demonstrates and explains overhead isometric press and other exercises with KAATSU Air Bands on his legs.

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KAATSU At Home With Laurel Kuzins



Laurel Kuzins is a highly popular and experienced yoga, Pilates, and GroupX instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California.

She will lead the KAATSU At Home workouts starting at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this week. These KAATSU workouts are for both aging Baby Boomers and for Competitive Athletes (high school + collegiate + Olympian + professional + fitness + masters).

Kuzins is all about wellness and believes that helping people to feel their best is her life's purpose. Laurel creates a diverse range of workouts striving to make fitness fun and accessible for everybody no matter what stage of your health journey you are on.

A native of northern California and former water polo player, she received her Bachelor's Degree from University of California Santa Cruz.

Note: Kuzins will add optional active stretches in between some of the exercises. Modifications will be offered as well as 1-2 bonus exercises (3x with 30 seconds on + 20 seconds rest) and a Q&A session with KAATSU Master Specialists.

Monday, April 13th KAATSU At Home Workout

KAATSU Air Bands on Arms
- wrist curls 20 seconds - 2 sets
- tricep dips (on floor or chair) 3 sets - 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest
- forearm plank with shoulder extension 3 sets - 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest as follows
1. Slow motion
2. Moderate
3. Fast
- push ups 3 sets, 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest as follows:
1. Normal
2. Slow motion
3. Hold each one at the bottom for three seconds

KAATSU Air Bands on Legs
- "Jump rope" - 2 sets, 30 seconds each, as follows:
1. up and down
2. side to side
- Active Mobility Work - "world's greatest stretch" - 30 seconds/side
- Reverse Lunges 3 sets - 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest, per side as follows:
1. Normal
2. Normal + pulse at the bottom with hovered knee for 10 seconds
3. Optional forward kick + reach
- Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
Jumping jacks
Ice skaters
Side kick with optional punch
- Cossack Squats - 3 sets - 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest as follows:
1. Normal
2. Hands behind head
3. (20 seconds normal) + isometric hold on each side for 10 seconds
- Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
Jumping jacks
Ice skaters
Side kick with optional punch
- Spiderman pushups - 3 sets, 30 seconds on, 20 seconds rest, progress into them as follows:
1. Mountain climbers with knee to tricep
2. Spiderman pushups
3. Spiderman pushups (20 secs) with 10 seconds knee to tricep pulse and the end on each side
- Heart rate boost (30 seconds each)
Jumping jacks
Ice skaters
Side kick with optional punch
- Core Work 90 seconds straight through
1. ins and outs (30 seconds)
2. bicycles (30 seconds)
3. butts off the floor
Active Stretching - length depending on time

For more information on Laurel, visit her website at www.wellnesswithlaurel.com.

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Chris Morgan On KAATSU Aqua



Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan is the head coach of Gator Swim Club located in Massachusetts. During these times of lockdowns, quarantines, and shelter-in-place and stay-at-home ordinances, Morgan gives backyard pool swimming workouts, Zoom dryland training, and KAATSU Aqua workouts to his 300+ member team.

Morgan discussed in detail how he incorporates KAATSU in his pool workouts and how he uses KAATSU equipment at competitive swim meets in this speciality KAATSU interview. He provided examples of specific sets and drills that help his athletes develop their speed, stamina and technical skills in the pool.

1. Specific KAATSU Aqua sets for sprint middle distance and distance freestylers
2. Specific KAATSU Aqua sets for butterflyers backstrokers and breaststrokers
3. Specific drills for starts and turns
4. Specific KAATSU recovery protocols between races and between prelims and finals



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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Dr. Cory Explains The Physiological Effects Of KAATSU



Cory Keirn DPT discusses the physiological effects of KAATSU (e.g., muscle strength, muscle endurance, VO2 max).

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Friday, April 10, 2020

KAATSU At Home: No Time No Excuse - Household KAATSU



Steven Munatones led a household workout-focused KAATSU At Home session geared for Baby Boomers on Friday, April 10th.

People can use KAATSU for exercise or rehabilitation while...

* typing an email in your office
* waiting for an airplane or the train
* sitting in the passenger seat on a long drive
* washing the dishes
* washing the windows or your car
* folding clothes
* watching TV
* doing homework or reading a book
* walking your dog
* stretching
* vacuuming the carpet
* packing and unpacking your bags
* tidying up your room
* gardening or raking leaves or shoveling snow (caution: extremely hard!)

Once you understand that exercise and rehabilitation can be done anywhere anytime, your efficiency and effectiveness in getting things done goes way up. And exercise is transformed to simple movement - that you constantly do during the course of your day - with KAATSU equipment.

George Newman of Arvada, Colorado provided information on trigger points and plantar fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by trigger points. Trigger points (or myofascial trigger points) are localized muscle spasms that can cause referred pain. When people use foam rollers, they are generally trying to work out trigger points. Trigger points are defined as exquisitely tender spots that can be felt in discrete taut bands of hardened muscle tissue that produce localized and/or referred pain.

For plantar fasciitis, these muscles are common suspects in order of most to least frequent:

* Soleus
* Gastrocnemius
* Quadratus plantae
* Flexor digitorum brevis
* Abductor halluces
* Abductor digit minimi
* Tibialis posterior

In the graphic in the links for each muscle, the X is a likely location of the trigger point in the muscle. The red is where you might feel the pain. When you go “find” a trigger point, pressing fairly hard in the area of the X, you should feel some pain, if there is a trigger point. Sometimes it feels like a very sharp pain. A common place to find trigger points is in the muscles at the top of the shoulders, as many people carry tension there.

An excellent layperson’s book on trigger points is The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief by Claire Davies 3rd edition. Davies presents a massage technique to release the trigger point. Massage the trigger point in one direction, like you are ironing, at a pain level of about 7 for 10 or so strokes. If it hasn’t released, quit for a while and come back later. In my case, I had knee pain for 10 years before I learned of this. It took me weeks of daily massage to get the points to release and much longer for them not to come back.

There are other release techniques. Physical therapists do dry needling. For techniques you can do yourself here are some others:

* Ice and stretch. Put an ice pack over the trigger point for about 10 seconds, then stretch the muscle. Recheck to see if it has released. Repeat if necessary.
* Contract and stretch. Put the muscle into near stretch position and the contract it at about 20% force. Repeat on the agonist muscle (i.e. the triceps if the trigger point is in the biceps). Now stretch the muscle with the trigger point. Recheck to see if it has released. Repeat if necessary.
* Fold and hold. This is known as Strain-CounterStrain in the osteopath world. Can be easier with a partner. Find the trigger point. Keeping pressure on the trigger point, find a position for the muscle where the trigger point pain is at least 2/3’s less. Now you can release the pressure on the trigger point, but hold the position for 90 seconds. Recheck to see if it has released. Repeat if necessary. This technique has a very high release probability.
* Ischemic compression. This is commonly used by massage therapists. Press and hold pressure on the trigger point till the pain diminishes.

The big references is the two volume set by Travell and Simons. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set). These are overkill for most lay people. The illustrations from triggerpoints.net are from these books.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

KAATSU At Home With Will Branum of Naked Warrior Recovery



A former U.S. Navy SEAL with 26 years of service, William Branum is the founder of Naked Warrior Recovery.

At an early age in his home state of Mississippi, Branum knew he wanted to be part of a team that would push him beyond whatever limits he thought he had and still enjoy the outdoors and all it had to offer. He charged forward and became an Eagle Scout and joined the Navy immediately after high school graduation. After graduating from the famed Navy SEAL Training (BUD/S Class 208), he was stationed in Virginia Beach, then San Diego, and finally Oahu where he served on multiple SEAL Teams, taught SEAL Sniper School, and deployed around the globe.

As with too many veterans, Branum suffered from numerous physical injuries and psychological symptoms that negatively impacted his well-being and quality of life.

He talked about his use of KAATSU at home and in the Pacific Ocean, his company and THC-free CBD in the KAATSU At Home interview series with retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and Steven Munatones.

For information about Naked Warrior Recovery and Branum, visit here.

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KAATSU At Home Workouts - Literally



Cory Keirn DPT discusses KAATSU and its impact on the future of exercise with the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 above.

In times of stress and self-isolation in quarantines and under shelter-in-place ordinances, KAATSU can be thoroughly and effectively integrated into your home life - so you can stay fit and maintain your healthy weight.







You can do the standard KAATSU 3-Point Exercises on your arms and legs - see above.

But you can also use KAATSU for exercise or rehabilitation while...

* typing an email in your office
* waiting for an airplane or the train
* sitting in the passenger seat on a long drive
* washing the dishes
* washing the windows or your car
* folding clothes
* watching TV
* doing homework or reading a book
* walking your dog
* stretching
* vacuuming the carpet
* packing and unpacking your bags
* tidying up your room

Once you understand that exercise and rehabilitation can be done anywhere anytime, your efficiency and effectiveness in getting things done goes way up. And exercise is transformed to simple movement - that you constantly do during the course of your day - with KAATSU equipment.



Retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle will lead 2 KAATSU At Home workouts on Friday, April 10th.

The first workout is geared for aging Baby Boomers (i.e., those over 50 years old). This Zoom meeting will be at 10 am California time / 1 pm New York time / 6 pm GMT.

The second workout is geared for younger competitive athletes. This Zoom meeting will be at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time / 11 pm GMT.

​​• Mondays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Strength
​​• Tuesdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Speed
​​• Wednesdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Stamina
​​• Thursdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Flexibility
​​• Friday: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Core Strength & Balance

KAATSU At Home Workout #5 - Focus on Core Strength & Balance

​​Warm-up:
​​​​• Stretch and drink an entire water bottle before the workout begins.
​​• Put on KAATSU Arm Bands snugly. Be able to put one finger between your arms and the bands, but not two fingers between your arms and the bands (this would be too loose).
* Grab big beach towels and a bedsheet or heavy blanket

​Exercise #1:
​​​​• 3 sets of Hand Clenches + Biceps Curls + Triceps Extensions
Set 1: 20 slow Hand Clenches + 10 very fast Hand Clenches. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: 20 slow Biceps Curls + 10 very fast Biceps Curls. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: 20 slow Triceps Extensions + 10 very fast Triceps Extensions. Rest 20 seconds.​​

Exercise #2:
​​​• Folding towels
Set 1: Fold and refold a towel for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Very quickly fold and refold a towel for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Very quickly fold and refold a towel for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #3:
​​​• Rolling towels
Set 1: Lay a towel down flat on a table or bed. Roll and unroll the towel using your forearms for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Very quickly roll and unroll the towel using your forearms for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Very quickly fold and refold a towel for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #4:
​​​​• Making a bed
Set 1: Fold and refold a bedsheet or heavy blanket for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Very quickly fold and refold the bedsheet or heavy blanket for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Grab the end of the the bedsheet or heavy blanket and shake it out for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

​Exercise #5:
​​• ​​​Wax on, wax off
Set 1: Take a small towel and lay it on a table. Move it around in the clockwise direction with one hand in little circles for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Move the towel around in the clockwise direction with one hand in big circles for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Quickly move the towel around in the clockwise direction with one hand in either little or big circles for 20 seconds (your choice). Rest 20 seconds.
Set 4: Move the towel around in the counterclockwise direction with the other hand in little circles for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Move the towel around in the counterclockwise direction with the other hand in big circles for 60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Quickly move the towel around in the counterclockwise direction with the other hand in either little or big circles for 20 seconds (your choice). Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #6:
​​• Take off KAATSU Arm Bands and hydrate during 3-minute rest. ​​• Then, put on KAATSU Leg Bands snugly. Be able to put one finger between your legs and the bands, but not two fingers between your legs and the bands (this would be too loose).

Exercise #7:
​​• ​​​Balancing
Set 1: Put the towel on your head and balance on one leg for 30-60 seconds. If this is too easy, grab 2 full water bottles in both hands and move your hands around to purposefully create instability in your core. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Repeat. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Put the towel on your head and balance on the other leg for 30-60 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 4: Repeat. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #8:
​​• ​​​KAATSU Walking
Set 1: Put a small book on your head and walk around the room for 30-60 seconds. If this is too easy, do leg lunges with the book on your head. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Repeat two times. Rest 20 seconds between each set.

Exercise #9:
​​• Jumping Jacks
Set 1: Put the towel on the floor. Quickly jump over it 20 times forwards and backwards. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Put the towel on the floor. Quickly jump over it 20 times left and right. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #10:
​​• Stretching
Set 1: Stand up straight and try to touch your toes for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat 3 times.
Set 2: Sit on floor with your legs in front of you. Try to touch your toes for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat 3 times.
Set 3: Sit on floor with your legs apart. Try to touch your toes for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat 3 times.

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KAATSU At Home Workouts - Zooming In On Yoga And Shoulder Mobility



Retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and his wife led a yoga- and shoulder mobility-focused KAATSU At Home workout geared for Baby Boomers on Thursday, April 9th.

His earlier workout was geared towards strength for both younger competitive athletes and the Baby Boomers. Both workouts used the KAATSU Cycle 2.0.



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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

KAATSU At Home Workouts - Zooming In On Stamina









































Retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle led 2 stamina-focused KAATSU At Home workouts on Wednesday, April 8th. These workouts are more leg-focused than other KAATSU workouts that were offered this week.

The first workout was geared for aging Baby Boomers (i.e., those over 50 years old). The second workout was geared for younger competitive athletes.

​​• Mondays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Strength
​​• Tuesdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Speed
​​• Wednesdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Stamina
​​• Thursdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Flexibility
​​• Friday: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Core Strength & Balance

KAATSU At Home Workout #3 - Zooming In On Stamina

Warm-up:
​​• Stretch and drink an entire water bottle before the workout begins
​​• Put on KAATSU Arm Bands snugly. Be able to put one finger between your arms and the bands, but not two fingers between your arms and the bands (this would be too loose).

Exercise #1:
​​• 3 sets of Hand Clenches + Biceps Curls + Triceps Extensions
Set 1: 20 slow Hand Clenches + 10 fast Hand Clenches. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: 20 slow Biceps Curls + 10 fast Biceps Curls. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: 20 slow Triceps Extensions + 10 fast Triceps Extensions. Rest 20 seconds.

​​Exercise #2:
​​• Take off KAATSU Arm Bands and hydrate during 3-minute rest.
​​• Then, put on KAATSU Leg Bands snugly. Be able to put one finger between your legs and the bands, but not two fingers between your arms and the bands (this would be too loose).

Exercise #3:
​​• 3 sets of Heel Raises + Standing Leg Curls + Non-lock Quarter Squats
Set 1: [2x] Do Heel Raises for 30 seconds + hold for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: [2x] Do Standing Leg Curls for 30 seconds + hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs and repeat. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: [2x] Do Non-lock Quarter Squats for 20 seconds + hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs and repeat. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #4:
​​• 3 sets of Standing Lunges
Set 1: [3x] Standing Lunges on left leg for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: [3x] Standing Lunges on right leg for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
• Note: if your knees or ankles hurt or this is uncomfortable, walk in place with high steps as an alternative.

Exercise #5:
​​• 3 sets of Mountain Climbers
Set 1: Medium-pace Mountain Climbers for 30 seconds + 10 fast Mountain Climbers all-out. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Medium-pace Mountain Climbers for 20 seconds + 10 fast Mountain Climbers all-out. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Medium-pace Mountain Climbers for 10 seconds + 10 fast Mountain Climbers all-out. Rest 20 seconds.
• Note: If your knees or ankles hurt or this is uncomfortable, walk in place quickly as an alternative.

Exercise #6:
​​• 3 sets of Non-rope Jumping Jacks
Set 1: Jump lightly for 30 seconds - up and down. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Jump lightly for 30 seconds - left and right. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Jump lightly for 30 seconds - forwards and backwards. Rest 20 seconds.
​​• Note: if your knees or ankles hurt or this is uncomfortable, stretch your quadriceps, hamstrings and calves as an alternative.

Exercise #7:
• 3 sets of Burpees
Set 1: Medium-pace Burpees for 20 seconds + 10 fast Burpees all-out. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Medium-pace Burpees for 15 seconds + 5 fast Burpees all-out. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Medium-pace Burpees for 10 seconds + 1 fast Burpee all-out. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #8:
​​• 2 sets of All-out Mountain Climbers
Set 1: Fast-pace Mountain Climbers for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Fast-pace Mountain Climbers for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
• Note: If your knees or ankles hurt or this is uncomfortable, walk in place quickly as an alternative.

Extra Exercise #9:
• Go outside and walk quickly for 10 minutes. Then cool-down with 2 KAATSU Cycles.

Extra Exercise #10:
• More Burpees.
• More Mountain Climbers.



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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Backyard Pool Workout For Water Polo Players

In these trying times, many athletes are stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. They have no access to gyms, pools and in some cases, even their nearby beaches, tracks, fields and parks. But a few lucky athletes - especially those who play water polo or swim competitively - have backyard pools (either in-ground or above ground). They can very effectively and efficiently use 8-12 meter small home pools to maintain their strength, speed and stamina with KAATSU Aqua Bands and elastic bands [see photos on left].

Olympic swim team coach Chris Morgan who also played and coaches water polo developed the following backyard pool drills and workout for those aquatic athletes who are under quarantine at their home. This specific workout is designed for players with a backyard pool and a tether of some sorts similar to the ones shown on left:

Warm-up:
• with water polo ball and “untethered”
[8x]
• hold ball like kickboard / kick against 1 wall for :20 seconds
• switch to holding ball against wall with feet / reverse sculling face down ~:20 seconds until breath
• :20 shallow water eggbeater while juggling ball left to right hand
• :20 seconds rest then repeat 6x

Main-set #1
• tethered pole [8x]
• 20 super slow freestyle cycles (1 left + 1 right = 1 cycle)
• all out flutter kick with face down until breath is needed
• :15 seconds rest

Main-set #2
• tethered pole [8x]
• ~20 seconds all out front sculling with WP ball between knees
• grab water polo ball
• ~20 sec easy breast kick or eggbeater while “resting” on water polo ball

Main-set #3 - more swim specific
• tethered swim
• 5 minutes continuous (:45 second moderate freestyle / :15 second easy sculling)
• 5 minutes continuous (:45 second moderate freestyle / :15 second NO breath flutter kick)
• 5 minutes continuous (:45 second moderate freestyle / :15 head-up long-arm dog paddle)

Cool-down
• untethered with water polo ball
• while standing on bottom of pool, walk around perimeter of pool (~2 feet from wall) and “dribble” against the side
• 2-3 tours clockwise and then 2-3 tours counterclockwise

Upper photo shows Jack Butera in a home pool in Florida. Lower photo shows Annabelle Paterson in New Zealand.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

KAATSU At Home Workouts - Zooming In On Speed On April 7th



Above are shown various KAATSU arm and leg exercises performed by 5-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin who did a KAATSU workout with KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in Tokyo.



Retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle will lead 2 speed-focused KAATSU At Home workouts on Tuesday, April 7th.

The first workout is geared for aging Baby Boomers (i.e., those over 50 years old). This Zoom meeting will be at 10 am California time / 1 pm New York time / 6 pm GMT.

The second workout is geared for younger competitive athletes. This Zoom meeting will be at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time / 11 pm GMT.

​​• Mondays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Strength
​​• Tuesdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Speed
​​• Wednesdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Stamina
​​• Thursdays: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Flexibility
​​• Friday: KAATSU At Home Zoom Workouts - Focus on Core Strength & Balance

KAATSU At Home Workout #2 - Focus on Speed

​​Warm-up:
​​​​• Stretch and drink an entire water bottle before the workout begins.
​​• Put on KAATSU Arm Bands snugly. Be able to put one finger between your arms and the bands, but not two fingers between your arms and the bands (this would be too loose).

​Exercise #1:
​​​​• 3 sets of Hand Clenches + Biceps Curls + Triceps Extensions
Set 1: 20 slow Hand Clenches + 10 very fast Hand Clenches. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: 20 slow Biceps Curls + 5 very fast Biceps Curls. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: 20 slow Triceps Extensions + 5 very fast Triceps Extensions. Rest 20 seconds.​​

Exercise #2:
​​​• 3 sets of Mountain Climbers
Set 1: Medium-pace Mountain Climbers for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Fast-pace Mountain Climbers for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: All-out pace Mountain Climbers for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.​​

Exercise #3:
​​​​• 3 sets of Push-ups
Set 1: Medium-pace push-ups for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Fast-pace push-ups for 15 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: All-out pace push-ups for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Note: do a second round, if possible

​Exercise #4:
​​• ​​​3 sets of Burpees
Set 1: Medium-pace burpees for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Fast-pace burpees for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: All-out pace burpees for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

Extra Exercise #5:
Stand in a shooting position. Shoot 5 times straight (without a ball). Shoot fast and hard. Rest and repeat 5 times.

Exercise #6:
Take off KAATSU Arm Bands and hydrate during 3-minute rest. Then, put on KAATSU Leg Bands snugly. Be able to put one finger between your legs and the bands, but not two fingers between your arms and the bands (this would be too loose).

Exercise #7:
​​• 3 sets of Heel Raises + Standing Leg Curls + Non-lock Quarter Squats
Set 1: Do Heel Raises for 20 seconds. Then hold Heel Raise for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Do Standing Leg Curls for 20 seconds. Then hold Standing Leg Curl for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Do Non-lock Quarter Squats for 20 seconds. Then hold Quarter Squat for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #8:
​​ ​​• 3 sets of Box Jumps. Put a small box in front of you. Jump over it, turn around, jump back to the starting position.
Set 1: Do Box Jumps as fast as possible for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Do Box Jumps as fast as possible for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Do Box Jumps as fast as possible for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #9:
​​• 3 sets of Burpees
Set 1: Medium-pace Burpees for 20 seconds. Then 5 fast, high Burpees. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Medium-pace Burpees for 20 seconds. Then 3 fast, high Burpees. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Medium-pace Burpees for 20 seconds. Then 1 fast, high Burpee. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #10:
​​• 3 sets of Jumping Rope (with or without the rope)
Set 1: Jump rope for 20 seconds. Then 5 fast lateral (side-to-side) jumps. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Jump rope for 20 seconds. Then 3 fast lateral (side-to-side) jumps. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Jump rope for 20 seconds. Then 3 fast lateral (side-to-side) jumps. Rest 20 seconds.

Extra Exercise #11:
​​• Go outside and run 5 x 20 meter sprints. ​​​Run 20 meters all-out. Walk 50 meters and repeat 4 more times.

Extra Exercise #12:
​​• Go outside and walk for 2 minutes, then jog for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

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