Monday, November 30, 2020

Robert Heiduk Shares Perspectives In Sport, Therapy, Health Promotion

For who? KAATSU users, BFR users
For what? Fitness, wellness, strength, stamina, functional movement, mobility, flexibility, balance

Robert Heiduk is a German sports scientist and product scout for cutting-edge sports technologies. For over a decade, he educated coaches and consulted for companies from Google to PPG Industries, and has lectured both domestically and internationally.

He lived up to his personal motto, "Whoever wants to go to the source, must swim against the current", when he went to great lengths to learn about KAATSU and visit Tokyo to meet the inventor of KAATSU, Dr. Yoshiaki Sato.

After his mentorship under Dr. Sato, Heiduk returned to Germany and founded KAATSU Germany. As he gained more experience with a wide variety of competitive athletes and people from all walks of life, he wrote the authoritative book, KAATSU - The Pressure Training From Japan: New Perspectives in sport, therapy and health promotion.

Heiduk wrote the book in both German and English to teach coaches, athletes, physiotherapists, doctors, scientists and students who would like to gain a deep insight into the original KAATSU protocols directly from the KAATSU inventor.

Heiduk addresses the principles and potential of KAATSU for use not only in athletics and physical therapy, but also for older individuals and corporate health management.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Steve Stavs and KAATSU on The Made To Thrive Show

For who? Biohackers, Baby Boomers, retirees, competitive athletes
For what? Strength, fitness, functional movement

Steve Stavs, a biohacker from South Africa and the host of The Made To Thrive Show, interviewed Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and Steven Munatones of KAATSU Global. They discussed KAATSU the original BFR with emphasis on the following:

* the most efficient and effective training tool to biohack the prevention of injury and maximize performance from age 14 to 101 years old
* the science of Blood Flow Modulation and occlusion kits
* the systemic effects of KAATSU- psychological, mental and emotional benefits
* how Steve Munatones is swimming less and performing better at the age of 58 than at the age of 28
* the powerful impact KAATSU has on rehabilitation
* how people can work whilst working out
* how KAATSU mimics intense exercise pressure resulting in the same hormonal response
* the training secret of professional athletes that gives the competitive edge – enabling Olympic athletes to peak in the stadium
* the possibility of the Arnold Schwarzenegger look with KAATSU- from muscle hypertrophy to muscle strengthening

Watch Steve Stavs on his Made To Thrive Show here.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

George Bovell Describes How Health Is Wealth With Brett Hawke

For who? Competitive athletes, swimmers
For what? Health, wellness, motivation

Courtesy of Brett Hawke of Inside With Brett Hawke.

Brett Hawke interviewed Trinidad & Tobago Olympian George Bovell is one of the deepest thinkers among top competitive swimmers.

The bronze medalist has studied Amazonian medicine and Ayurveda in India. He speaks profoundly and eloquently about the health and competitive mindset of athletes with fellow Olympian Brett Hawke on the #111 episode of Inside with Brett Hawke.

"George discusses health in a remarkably similar manner and perspective of Dr. Sato, the inventor of KAATSU, especially during the second half of his interview on Inside with Brett Hawke," observed Steven Munatones. "George's observations on human physiology, a competitive athlete's mindset, and overall wellness are quite profound and based on millennia of time-tested ancestral wisdom."

Bovell is a five-time Olympic swimmer from Trinidad & Tobago, and is the Caribbean region's most successful international competitive swimmer.

He won a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games in the 200m individual medley and had a lengthy career among the top swimmers of the world, qualifying for 10 FINA World Championship finals since his first appearance in 2001.

To watch Bovell's entire interview with Brett Hawke, visit here. For the entire gallery of Inside with Brett Hawke podcasts, listen here and watch here. For more information on Hawke, visit @hawkebr.

Bovell swam in lane 2 to a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

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David Tawil and Lexie Kelly Doing KAATSU on Newport Beach

For who? Competitive athletes, masters athletes, mothers
For what? Strength, muscle tone, stamina

KAATSU Master Specialist David Tawil has been doing KAATSU the original BFR since 2014. He recently worked with professional marathon swimmer Lexie Kelly doing a tough KAATSU leg workout on the shores of Newport Beach, California.

They warmed up with a few KAATSU Cycles in the KAATSU Cycle Mode on the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 and then transitioned to the KAATSU Constant Mode for a series of leg lunges and squats.

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Naked Warrior Recovery - Black Friday Sale

For who? Tactical athletes, Navy SEALs
For what? KAATSU At Home

William Branum, a 26-year veteran of the Navy SEALs and founder of Naked Warrior Recovery, is up to 50% discounts on all Naked Warrior Recovery supplements and products on a Black Friday sale.

For more information, visit

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 in San Diego, and finally on Oahu where he served on multiple SEAL Teams, taught SEAL Sniper School, and was 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, Naked Warrior Recovery, and THC-free CBD in the KAATSU At Home interview series with retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and Steven Munatones.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Legendary Willie Banks On The Comeback With KAATSU, The Original BFR

For who? Competitive athletes, Olympic athletes, runners, jumpers
For what? Rehabilitation, recovery, functional movement

William "Willie" Banks, III is a 64-year-old former world record holder and 3-time Olympian from Carlsbad, California.

Banks will always be remembered as one of the most charismatic athletes to compete in track and field. He pioneered the hand clapping that takes place during many track and field events (read here). His exuberant personality remains an inspiration to many and was always present in his athletic performances that ranged from NCAA Championships to the World Championships.

He held the triple jump world record for over ten years while qualifying for the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games and the 1983 and 1987 IAAF World Championships. He was awarded the Track & Field News and United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year in 1985 and won the Jesse Owens Award as the Outstanding Athlete in Track and Field. Over the span of 18 years from 1975 to 1992, he was ranked among the world's best.

But his career as a triple jumper took a heavy toll on his body, particularly his joints. Lifelong injuries to long jumpers and triple jumpers are common due to the increased pressure on their joints during their athletic career. But there is hope and a form of relief.

The USA National Track & Field Hall of Famer and former President of the U.S. Olympians Association dealt with pain for the last three decades. The athlete who leaped as nearly far and high as anyone in human history had to face pain while walking and moving. Banks could not even touch his toes.

Banks began KAATSU during the COVID-19 lockdown period. After many years and all kinds of interventions and physical therapy, he began to feel relief with KAATSU, the original BFR.

He tells of his recovery with KAATSU while enjoying a renewed ability to walk long distances and a life without pain.

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Marshall A Lochridge Will Be Dearly Missed

For who? Wrestlers
For what? KAATSU At Home

Marshall A Lochridge, November 11th 1928 - November 8th 2020.

Marshall A. Lochridge, Jr. of Clearwater Beach, Florida, passed away on November 8th at the age of 91.

The KAATSU user attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he obtained BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering. He was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity, the Georgia Tech wrestling team, American Institute of Industrial Engineers, a Charter Member of the Alpha Phi Mu Honorary Industrial Engineering Society and the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Marshall served in the United States Navy in the Korean Theater on the USS Fort Marion as a Communications Officer and as a Beach Master, Naval Beach Group One.

He was honorably discharged and began his career as a Sales Engineer with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation until 1961.

Between 1962 and 1992, Marshall was President of the Marshall A. Lochridge Agency, Inc., manufacturers’ representatives for electrical products specializing in commercial lighting with offices in Florida while concurrently serving as CEO of Plus Graphics, Inc. and architectural signing and design group with offices in Tampa and Orlando.

Marshall, a KAATSU user, helped re-organize the West Coast Georgia Tech Alumni Association as secretary and president and enjoyed golf and sailing.

Thank you very much for your service.

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