Sunday, April 5, 2020

KAATSU At Home Workouts - Zooming In On Core Strength & Balance



Retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and his wife Katie lead KAATSU At Home core stability workouts on each Friday. The first KAATSU At Home workout was attended by KAATSU users from Tokyo, Japan to Budapest, Hungary. The program is co-hosted by Steven Munatones and is based on the use of the KAATSU Cycle 2.0.



























KAATSU Friday Workouts - Focus on Core Strength & Balance

Warm-up:
​​​• Stretch and drink an entire water bottle before the workout begins.
​​​• 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 #1:
​​​• KAATSU Book Walking
Walk slowly with a book on your head for 5 minutes. If the book falls, pick it up, put it back on the top of your head and continue.

Exercise #2:
​​​• KAATSU Balancing
Set 1: Stand and balance on one leg for 60 seconds. Rest for 20 seconds (if necessary). If rest is not necessary, continue for 3 total minutes.
Set 2: Switch and balance on the other leg for 60 seconds. Rest for 20 seconds (if necessary). If rest is not necessary, continue for 3 total minutes.
Set 3: Stand and balance on one leg for 60 seconds while holding 2 full water bottles in both hands. Move bottles asymmetrically (up and down, left and right, laterally and diagonally) trying to introduce force imbalance. Rest for 20 seconds (if necessary). If rest is not necessary, continue for 3 total minutes.
Set 4: Stand and balance on one leg for 60 seconds while holding 2 light kettlebells upright in both hands. Rest for 20 seconds (if necessary). If rest is not necessary, continue for 3 total minutes.

Exercise #3:
​​​• 3 sets of Planks
Set 1: Do Planks for 30 seconds, then rest for 20 seconds.
Set 2: Do Planks for 20 seconds, then rest for 20 seconds.
Set 3: Do Planks for 10 seconds, then rest for 20 seconds.

Exercise #4:
​​​• 3 sets of Side Raises
Set 1: Lie on side and raise one leg for 30 times, then rest for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Set 2: Lie on other side and raise other leg for 30 times, then rest for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

Exercise #5:
​​​• Back Relaxation
Set 1: Slightly elevate front of foot (e.g., on Step Board). Bend forward and lightly stretch hamstrings and back, trying to touch your toes for 20-30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

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