Sunday, April 5, 2020

KAATSU At Home Workout - Zooming In On Strength






































Retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and his colleague Steven Munatones will lead a strength-focused KAATSU At Home workout on Monday, April 6th at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time / 11 pm GMT / 7 am Tokyo (Tuesday, April 7th).

The workout is geared toward highly fit competitive athletes - those who are young, strong and aerobically fit and will be broadcast on Zoom (see below).



























KAATSU At Home workouts, focusing on strength, that are geared towards aging Baby Boomers (i.e., those over 50 years old) are held on Mondays at 10 am California times, 1 pm New York time, 6 pm GMT, 2 am Tokyo time and will be broadcast on Zoom (see below).

On Mondays, KAATSU Global will offer KAATSU At Home Workouts - Focus on Strength on Zoom.
On Tuesdays, KAATSU Global will offer KAATSU At Home Workouts - Focus on Speed on Zoom.
On Wednesdays, KAATSU Global will offer KAATSU At Home Workouts - Focus on Stamina on Zoom.
On Thursdays, KAATSU Global will offer KAATSU At Home Workouts - Focus on Flexibility on Zoom.
On Fridays, KAATSU Global will offer KAATSU At Home Workouts - Focus on Core Strength & Balance on Zoom.

KAATSU At Home Monday Workout - Focus on Strength

​​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 working on the forearms.
​​Set 1: 30 slow Hand Clenches; open and close hand while squeezing your closed fist hard. Then 5 fast Hand Clenches. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: 15 slow Hand Clenches; open and close hand while squeezing your closed fist hard. Then 5 fast Hand Clenches. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: 10 slow Hand Clenches open and close hand while squeezing your closed fist hard. Then 5 fast Hand Clenches. Rest 20 seconds.​​

Exercise #2:
​​​• 3 sets of Biceps Curls working on the upper arm.
Set 1: Slow Biceps Curls while contracting biceps - both in the positive (up) and negative (down) direction for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Slow Biceps Curls while contracting biceps - both in the positive (up) and negative (down) direction for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Slow Biceps Curls while contracting the biceps - both in the positive (up) and negative (down) direction for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.​​

Exercise #3:
​​​​• 3 sets of Triceps Extensions (or Triceps Dips) working on the upper arm.
Set 1: Slow Triceps Extensions while contracting the triceps - both in the positive (up) and negative (down) direction for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Slow Triceps Extensions while contracting the triceps - both in the positive (up) and negative (down) direction for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Slow Triceps Extensions while contracting the triceps - both in the positive (up) and negative (down) direction for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Note: Alternative is Triceps Dips with hands on a chair or sofa.

​​ Exercise #4:
​​​• 3 sets of push-ups working on the chest.
Set 1: Slow push-ups (3-second count going down and 3-second count going up) for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Slow push-ups (3-second count going down and 3-second count going up) for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Slow push-ups (3-second count going down and 3-second count going up) for 5 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

​​ Exercise #5:
​​​​• 3 sets of push-ups working on the chest.
Set 1: Fast push-ups for 15 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Fast push-ups for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Fast push-ups for 5 seconds. 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:
​​​• 3 sets of Heel Raises working on the calves.
Set 1: Do Heel Raises for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Do Heel Raises for 15 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Do Heel Raises for 5 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

Exercise #8:
​​​• 3 sets of Standing Leg Curls. Stand on one leg and bring the other leg up to your butt. Balance by yourself - do not hold onto chair, table or wall.
Set 1: Do Standing Leg Curls for 20 seconds on one leg. Then switch legs. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Do Standing Leg Curls for 15 seconds on one leg. Then switch legs. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Do Standing Leg Curls for 5 seconds on one leg. Then switch legs. Rest 20 seconds.​​

Exercise #9:
​​​• 5-8 sets of Non-lock Quarter Squats, non-stop for 30 seconds. Then hold a Quarter Squat position for 10 seconds. Rest 20 seconds between each set.
​​Note 1: 30 seconds of squats + 10 seconds holding a Quarter Squat position + 20 seconds rest for 5-8 rounds.
​​Note 2: This is the key exercise of this workout where you can build up the maximum amount of lactate and Growth Hormone, VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) and nitric oxide.
​​Note 2: Do not lock your knees or stop during any part of this exercise; keep constant movement.
​​Note 3: Leg exercise generate higher levels of lactate that leads to higher hormonal and metabolite production.

Exercise #10:
​​​• Remove KAATSU Leg Bands and hydrate. Rest for up to 5 minutes.

​​ Extra Exercise #11:
​​​• Re-apply the KAATSU Leg Bands and do 3 sets of Burpees.
Set 1: Do Burpees for 20 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 2: Do Burpees for 15 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.
Set 3: Do Burpees for 5 seconds. Rest 20 seconds.

KAATSU At Home - Strength Focus on Competitive Athletes:
Join the Zoom Meeting for competitive athletes at 3 pm California time / 6 pm New York time / 11 pm GMT / 7 am Tokyo (Tuesday, April 7th) at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09. Meeting ID is 282-796-5029, Password: 102833. Or dial in with your smartphone at +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592 with Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password: 102833.

KAATSU At Home - Strength Focus for Baby Boomers:
Join the Zoom Meeting for Baby Boomers at 10 am California times / 1 pm New York time / 6 pm GMT / 2 am Tokyo time (Tuesday, April 7th) at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029?pwd=S2dvWXNIZmg5WG5QeGFnemxXZDZDUT09. Meeting ID is 282-796-5029, Password: 102833. Or dial in with your smartphone at +1-253-215-8782 or +1-301-715-8592 with Meeting ID 282-796-5029, Password: 102833.

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