Sunday, June 13, 2021

Michael Andrew Kickstart U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials with an American Record

For who? Competitive swimmers, Olympic fans
For what? Strength, stamina, speed



KAATSU user Michael Andrew kickstarted the long week of highly competitive swimming at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials with an American record in the 100m breaststroke.

For more information of the U.S. Olympic Trials, visit here.

Andrew is scheduled to race the 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, and 100m freestyle.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

KAATSU User versus Non-KAATSU User at the US Olympic Swimming Trials

For who? Competitive swimmers, Olympic fans
For what? Strength, stamina, speed

Competitive swimming experts and U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials prognosticators Coleman Hodges, Garrett McCaffrey, and SwimSwam Editor-in-Chief Braden Keith broke down the most exciting races - of all distances and among all the men's and women's events - between America's fastest elite competitive swimmers.

The trio was in consensus on picking the highlight race of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. It is unquestionably the men's 200 meter individual medley - one lap fast of each stroke, the sprint decathlon of swimming. The race has so many story lines buried within it. But, it ultimately boils down to youth versus veteran.

It is the most anticipated race of the meet, showcasing an intriguing rivalry between KAATSU user Michael Andrew and one of history's most successful Olympians of all time 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte.

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For more information of the U.S. Olympic Trials, visit here. Friday, June 18th is the date of the showdown between upstart Andrew and veteran Lochte.

Andrew is scheduled to race the 200m individual medley as well as the 100m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, and 100m freestyle while Lochte is entered in 6 races, although it is highly likely he will scratch a few or more of these races.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Not Just For Athletes: How College Students Can Benefit From KAATSU

For who? Competitive and recreational athletes, students, young adults
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement, stress relief, improved sleep


Life as a college student often revolves around going to classes, studying, extracurriculars, and maybe a few hours of sleep.

Proper exercise is often the first thing to go for these students when adjusting to hectic college life and is even harder to get it back on track. There is little debate regarding the importance of daily exercise and the benefits it has on one’s physical and mental health, so the bigger question is how to make it as effective and convenient for these students who have little time to spare.

KAATSU is the industry leader in Blood Flow Restriction training with decades of research and experience. The KAATSU Air Bands safely and gently modify venous blood flow which is the blood circulation from your limbs to your torso. The temporary and additional blood circulation in your limbs leads to subtle and profound changes in your homeostasis. Your vascular tissue increases its elasticity incrementally, leading to a secretion of a number of hormones and growth factors. KAATSU is used by professional athletes, aging adults, paraplegics, and everyone in between. KAATSU the Original BFR can be used from anywhere whether you are sitting at a desk, going for a walk, or watching television on the couch.

KAATSU seamlessly fits into the hustle and bustle of college life as it can largely be used during activities you would already be doing.

Studying in the library?

Throw on your arm bands for a few KAATSU Cycles.

Walking to class? Put your leg bands on for an even better workout.

Sore from sitting at a desk all day?

Do a few KAATSU Cycles before bed to help your body recover from the day with less soreness in the morning. You don’t have to be an elite athlete or aging adult to experience the benefits of Blood Flow Restriction with KAATSU.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Natural Remedies to Heal: Dr. Sato Explains Optimal 3-Point Exercises

For who? Competitive and recreational athletes, Baby Boomers, business executives, retirees
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement, hormonal response



Professor Sir Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, MD, PhD is the inventor of KAATSU. He talks about natural body healing and natural remedies to heal with the KAATSU 3-Point Exercises. KAATSU presents a non-invasive, effective modality that naturally and safely enables natural body healing and natural remedies to heal and recover.

KAATSU equipment and protocols can improve blood circulation and improve muscle tone. KAATSU is the Original BFR (Blood Flow Restriction), invented in 1966 while the KAATSU Cycle was invented in 1973.

The KAATSU products are engineered and designed in Southern California while the initial testing and research were conducted by Dr. Sato and cardiologists Dr. Toshiaki Nakajima and Dr. Toshihiro Morita at the University of Tokyo Hospital with over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients between 2004 and 2014.

KAATSU is the pioneer in the emerging global BFR market. The carefully controlled, easy-to-use pneumatic KAATSU bands automatically and safely optimizes blood circulation for muscle tone, strength, mobility, rehabilitation, and recovery.

KAATSU devices (KAATSU Master 2.0, KAATSU Cycle 2.0, KAATSU C3, KAATSU B1, KAATSU AI) included a handheld automated compressor and universal pneumatic, stretchable bands which are placed around the arms or legs. Arm bands and leg bands are used separately during each session.

The KAATSU Air Bands inflate and deflate in a patented sequence based on algorithms that are optimal for each user, no matter their age or physical abilities. KAATSU protocols are convenient, easy-to-do, and time-effective. KAATSU equipment offer unparalleled performance, precision, and safety for users of all ages, fitness levels, and walks of life - and can be used anywhere anytime to help people...

Recover Faster, Rehab Stronger and Perform Better.

For more information, visit the www.kaatsu.com website to learn more about BFR, Blood Flow Restriction, BFR exercise, BFR science, and KAATSU protocols and how KAATSU differs from B Strong, Delfi Portable Tourniquet System for Blood Flow Restriction, Smart Cuffs, and other BFR brands and low-cost occlusion bands.

The primary differences between KAATSU and other BFR bands is:

(1) KAATSU utilizes the patented Cycle function
(2) different pressures can be simultaneously used on different limbs, including the option of doing Single-Limb KAATSU
(3) KAATSU equipment and protocols were proven safe and effective after a decade of clinical use and research on over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients at the University of Tokyo Hospital (2004 - 2014)
(4) KAATSU is used by cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and physicians in various specialties
(5) KAATSU Air Bands do not occlude arterial flow
(6) KAATSU is meant to be gentle and convenient in order to do anywhere anytime
(7) KAATSU is used worldwide by people up to the age of 104
(8) more research has been conducted in more countries on KAATSU than any other BFR device
(9) the seminal, groundbreaking research on BFR was conducted and published by KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in the 1990s
(10) KAATSU Air Bands are waterproof and the KAATSU C3 is ruggedized for military applications

Learn more about KAATSU the Original BFR here and on Facebook, KAATSU Global Twitter, Original BFR Twitter, and Instagram.

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Dr. Sato, Inventor of KAATSU Training, Discusses Outcomes Due To KAATSU

For who? Competitive and recreational athletes, Baby Boomers, business executives, retirees
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement, hormonal response



Professor Sir Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, MD, PhD is the inventor of KAATSU. This is a multi-part playlist of information about KAATSU by Dr. Sato from his headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

KAATSU equipment and protocols can improve blood circulation and improve muscle tone. KAATSU is the Original BFR (Blood Flow Restriction), invented in 1966 while the KAATSU Cycle was invented in 1973.

The KAATSU products are engineered and designed in Southern California while the initial testing and research were conducted by Dr. Sato and cardiologists Dr. Nakajima and Dr. Morita at the University of Tokyo Hospital with over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients between 2004 and 2014.

KAATSU is the pioneer in the emerging global BFR market. The carefully controlled, easy-to-use pneumatic KAATSU bands automatically and safely optimizes blood circulation for muscle tone, strength, mobility, rehabilitation, and recovery.

KAATSU devices (KAATSU Master 2.0, KAATSU Cycle 2.0, KAATSU C3, KAATSU B1, KAATSU AI) included a handheld automated compressor and universal pneumatic, stretchable bands which are placed around the arms or legs. Arm bands and leg bands are used separately during each session.

The KAATSU Air Bands inflate and deflate in a patented sequence based on algorithms that are optimal for each user, no matter their age or physical abilities. KAATSU protocols are convenient, easy-to-do, and time-effective. KAATSU equipment offer unparalleled performance, precision, and safety for users of all ages, fitness levels, and walks of life - and can be used anywhere anytime to help you...

Recover Faster, Rehab Stronger, Perform Better

For more information, visit the www.kaatsu.com website to learn more about BFR, Blood Flow Restriction, BFR exercise, BFR science, and KAATSU protocols and how KAATSU differs from B Strong, Delfi Portable Tourniquet System for Blood Flow Restriction, Smart Cuffs, and other BFR brands and low-cost occlusion bands.

The primary differences between KAATSU and the other BFR bands is:

(1) KAATSU utilizes the patented Cycle function
(2) different pressures can be simultaneously used on different limbs
(3) KAATSU equipment and protocols were proven safe and effective after a decade of clinical use and research on over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients at the University of Tokyo Hospital (2004 - 2014)
(4) KAATSU is used by cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and physicians in various specialties
(5) KAATSU Air Bands do not occlude arterial flow
(6) KAATSU is meant to be gentle and convenient in order to do anywhere anytime
(7) KAATSU is used worldwide by people up to the age of 104
(8) more research has been conducted in more countries on KAATSU than any other BFR device
(9) the seminal, groundbreaking research on BFR was conducted and published by KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in the 1990s
(10) KAATSU Air Bands are waterproof and the KAATSU C3 is ruggedized for military applications

Learn more about KAATSU the Original BFR here and on Facebook, KAATSU Global Twitter, Original BFR Twitter, and Instagram.

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Working On Your Glutes And Posture With KAATSU Sitting And KAATSU Standing

For who? Women, athletes, Baby Boomers, KAATSU users
For what? Muscular tone, posture, strength, functional movement, hormonal response, stress relief

Sitting is called the Silent Addiction of the 21st century.

We all sit way too much.

A majority of humans sit more than ever before in human history. Sitting for long periods of time - as we do in our offices and homes - leads to a number of health concerns. The problems with sitting too much include obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels.

So what can KAATSU Sitting do? What can KAATSU Standing accomplish?

KAATSU Sitting and KAATSU Standing can lead to strong glutes, good posture, improved energy throughout the day, and a confident walking gait - like 56-year-old aesthetician Tina Newman in the photo on the left.

KAATSU Sitting and KAATSU Standing can very effectively replicate the effects of movement and exercise. We can do KAATSU Sitting in the course of our day without impacting our work or responsibilities. By tightening the KAATSU Air Bands around your legs, whether you are in the office or at home, whether you are typing emails or watching television, you can literally workout and tone your muscles.

KAATSU Sitting 101

* Snugly tighten the KAATSU Air Bands around your upper legs, right against your groin with "one-finger tightness" (so you can put one finger between the bands and your legs, but not two fingers).
* Always be well hydrated before and during your KAATSU sessions.
* Only do Progressive KAATSU Cycles (i.e., start off with the lowest pressure settings and then gradually increase after each set).
* Do no more than 6 consecutive sets of KAATSU Cycles, but you can do this twice per day as your body becomes acclimated to KAATSU.

KAATSU Sitting At A Desk

* With the KAATSU Air Bands on your upper legs and the KAATSU Cycles on, keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest.
* Do not cross your legs. Your ankles should be directly in front of your knees.
* Maintain a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat.
* Keep your knees at or below the level of your hips.
* If necessary, adjust the backrest of your chair in order to support your low- and mid-back or, alternatively, use a back support.
* Keep your shoulders relaxed and keep your forearms parallel to the ground (if you are typing, using your smartphone, reading or listening to music).
* Occasionally stretch your upper body.
* Alternatively and occasionally if you are in your office or at home relaxing, you can also throw in KAATSU Standing sessions.

KAATSU Standing

* With the KAATSU Air Bands on your upper legs and the KAATSU Cycles on, bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet.
* Keep your knees slightly bent.
* Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart.
* Let your arms hang naturally down the sides of the body.
* Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled down and backward.
* Tuck your stomach in.
* Keep your head level. Your earlobes should be in line with your shoulders. Do not push your head forward, backward, or to the side.
* Occasionally shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or one foot to the other.
* Repeatedly squeeze your glutes if you like.

KAATSU Sitting In The Office

KAATSU Sitting and KAATSU Standing are two very effective modalities that not only offset the ravages of too much sitting and help develop the lower body musculature, but also are time-effective, convenient means to accomplish lower body and core toning while working or relaxing.







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Friday, June 4, 2021

The History of KAATSU and How The Original BFR Came About

For who? Competitive athletes, Baby Boomers, KAATSU users
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement, hormonal response, balance, skin elasticity



Professor Sir Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, MD, PhD of Tokyo, Japan is the inventor of KAATSU and the pioneer of the BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) market.

This video summarizes the history of KAATSU until 2010. The video explains how KAATSU can improve blood circulation, stimulate a significant hormonal response, and improve muscle tone.

KAATSU is the Original BFR was invented in 1966. The KAATSU Cycle was invented in 1973. Its research at the University of Tokyo began in 1995 with Naokata Ishii, PhD. and its first patent was issued in 1997.

The KAATSU products have been engineered and designed in Southern California since 2014 while the initial testing and research were conducted by Dr. Sato and cardiologists Dr. Toshiaki Nakajima and Dr. Toshihiro Morita at the University of Tokyo Hospital (with over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients between 2004 and 2014. The physicians studied, tested, researched and set the protocols at the 22nd Century Medical Center in the Department of Ischemic Circulatory Physiology, Kaatsu Training, University of Tokyo.

The carefully controlled, narrow, elastic, easy-to-use pneumatic KAATSU bands automatically and safely optimizes blood circulation for muscle tone, strength, mobility, rehabilitation, and recovery.

KAATSU devices (KAATSU Master 2.0, KAATSU Cycle 2.0, KAATSU C3, KAATSU B1, KAATSU AI) included a handheld automated compressor and universal pneumatic, stretchable bands which are placed around the arms or legs. Arm bands and leg bands are used separately during each session.

The KAATSU Air Bands inflate and deflate in a patented sequence based on algorithms that are optimal for each user, no matter their age or physical abilities. KAATSU protocols are convenient, easy-to-do, and time-effective. KAATSU equipment offer unparalleled performance, precision, and safety for users of all ages, fitness levels, and walks of life - and can be used anywhere anytime to help people...

Recover Faster, Rehab Stronger and Perform Better

For more information, visit www.kaatsu.com to learn more about BFR, Blood Flow Restriction, BFR exercise, BFR science, and KAATSU protocols and how KAATSU differs from B Strong, Delfi Portable Tourniquet System for Blood Flow Restriction, Smart Cuffs, and other BFR brands and low-cost occlusion bands.

The primary differences between KAATSU and other BFR bands is:

(1) KAATSU utilizes the patented Cycle function
(2) different pressures can be simultaneously used on different limbs, including the option of doing Single-Limb KAATSU
(3) KAATSU equipment and protocols were proven safe and effective after a decade of clinical use and research on over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients at the University of Tokyo Hospital (between 2004 and 2014)
(4) KAATSU is used by cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and physicians in various specialties as well as physical therapists, chiropractors, trainers and coaches
(5) KAATSU Air Bands do not occlude arterial flow
(6) KAATSU is meant to be gentle and convenient in order to do anywhere anytime
(7) KAATSU is used worldwide by people up to the age of 104
(8) more research has been conducted in more countries on KAATSU than any other BFR device
(9) the seminal, groundbreaking research on BFR was conducted and published by KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in the 1990s
(10) KAATSU Air Bands are waterproof and the KAATSU C3 is ruggedized for military applications

You can also learn more about KAATSU the Original BFR on the KAATSU Blog, Facebook, KAATSU Global Twitter, Original BFR Twitter, and Instagram.

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Dr. Sato, The KAATSU Inventor, Discusses Benefits of KAATSU

For who? Competitive athletes, Baby Boomers, KAATSU users
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement, hormonal response



Professor Sir Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, MD, PhD is the inventor of KAATSU. This is a multi-part playlist of information about KAATSU by Dr. Sato from his headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

KAATSU equipment and protocols can improve blood circulation and improve muscle tone. KAATSU is the Original BFR (Blood Flow Restriction), invented in 1966 while the KAATSU Cycle was invented in 1973.

The KAATSU products are engineered and designed in Southern California while the initial testing and research were conducted by Dr. Sato and cardiologists Dr. Nakajima and Dr. Morita at the University of Tokyo Hospital with over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients between 2004 and 2014.

KAATSU is the pioneer in the emerging global BFR market. The carefully controlled, easy-to-use pneumatic KAATSU bands automatically and safely optimizes blood circulation for muscle tone, strength, mobility, rehabilitation, and recovery.

KAATSU devices (KAATSU Master 2.0, KAATSU Cycle 2.0, KAATSU C3, KAATSU B1, KAATSU AI) included a handheld automated compressor and universal pneumatic, stretchable bands which are placed around the arms or legs. Arm bands and leg bands are used separately during each session.

The KAATSU Air Bands inflate and deflate in a patented sequence based on algorithms that are optimal for each user, no matter their age or physical abilities. KAATSU protocols are convenient, easy-to-do, and time-effective. KAATSU equipment offer unparalleled performance, precision, and safety for users of all ages, fitness levels, and walks of life - and can be used anywhere anytime to help you...

Recover Faster, Rehab Stronger, Perform Better

For more information, visit the www.kaatsu.com website to learn more about BFR, Blood Flow Restriction, BFR exercise, BFR science, and KAATSU protocols and how KAATSU differs from B Strong, Delfi Portable Tourniquet System for Blood Flow Restriction, Smart Cuffs, and other BFR brands and low-cost occlusion bands.

The primary differences between KAATSU and the other BFR bands is:

(1) KAATSU utilizes the patented Cycle function
(2) different pressures can be simultaneously used on different limbs
(3) KAATSU equipment and protocols were proven safe and effective after a decade of clinical use and research on over 7,000 cardiac rehab patients at the University of Tokyo Hospital (2004 - 2014)
(4) KAATSU is used by cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and physicians in various specialties
(5) KAATSU Air Bands do not occlude arterial flow
(6) KAATSU is meant to be gentle and convenient in order to do anywhere anytime
(7) KAATSU is used worldwide by people up to the age of 104
(8) more research has been conducted in more countries on KAATSU than any other BFR device
(9) the seminal, groundbreaking research on BFR was conducted and published by KAATSU inventor Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in the 1990s
(10) KAATSU Air Bands are waterproof and the KAATSU C3 is ruggedized for military applications

You can also learn more about KAATSU the Original BFR here and on Facebook, KAATSU Global Twitter, Original BFR Twitter, and Instagram.

Copyright © 2014 - 2021 by KAATSU Global