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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Siim Land Talks KAATSU
Siim Land is an author, speaker, high performance coach and biohacker who talked about KAATSU with John Doolittle and Steven Munatones this week on his podcast.
Who is Siim Land? Learn more below.
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Monday, October 24, 2022
KAATSU B1 and KAATSU C3 Presented at the 2022 AUSA Exposition
The Bluetooth-enabled KAATSU B1 and the ruggedized go-to KAATSU C3 were presented at the annual AUSA (Association of the US Army) Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. "Building the U.S. Army of 2030" was the theme of the exposition attended by over 33,000 people from over 80 countries.
Hundreds of military representatives tried the KAATSU B1 and KAATSU C3 models for the first time. They were pleasantly surprised and intrigued by the resultant physiological effects and outcomes of the KAATSU Air Bands and myriad protocols explained by the KAATSU Master Specialists.
As the sports scientists and military community both delve deeper into the advantages, profound simplicity, and unheard of outcomes of the KAATSU technology and our non-intuitive protocols, their collective knowledge and acceptance will help many others around the world better understand the numerous applications that can improve athletic performance, rehabilitation, recovery, balance, and strength gains for tactical, elite, competitive and recreational athletes - as well as for those of any age and walk of life," said Steven Munatones, CEO of KAATSU Global.
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KAATSU Protocols Decision Trees
Fundamentally, there are four distinct areas where KAATSU can be effectively used: Athletic Performance + Rehabilitation + Recovery + General Wellness. The various decision tress are posted below.
Friday, October 21, 2022
GI Joe Repeats KAATSU History
While Dr. Sato pioneered the use of elastic, stretchable, narrow bands and specific protocols for muscle and strength building in 1966, it took an unexpected bone break to serve as the catalyst to create the concept of KAATSU Cycle sets - that has since been used for athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery.
Dr. Sato had to modify the existing KAATSU Constant modality when he was suffering from a broken ankle. He was able to rehabilitate from his injuries by doing repeated Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets without placing his foot in a cast or doing traditional physical therapy.
Dial forward to the summer of 2022 where Green Beret and Purple Heart recipient "GI Joe" Lowrey feel and broke his ankle and tore his ligaments. The orthopedic surgeon set his bone, but did not order a cast because GI Joe wears braces due to a previous war injury resulting in hemoplegia.
GI Joe recalls his injury and rehab, "I used my KAATSU B1 device to help heal my fractured medial maliolus after suffering a fall with the passive Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets as it’s known.
It has helped my ankle heal quickly as it was very swollen and painful after this injury. This was very important because I was told I couldn’t be on feet or to stay in my wheelchair. How can someone accept this diagnosis?
Being that the Department of Veterans Affairs was not able to see me for a long time and without a actual physician, this is very important to me to not only to have outstanding friends at KAATSU Global, but also folks who continue to provide health care for me and my healing needs.
I very much need the assistance in my life at this time to regain my quality of life. Thanks to and mostly with the help of Christ Jesus and his healing powers, I’ve been able to miraculously heal from this terrible injury that had put a damper on my mood. Any rehab setbacks tend to do this for folks like myself, hard chargers.
I can’t say enough about this simple piece of KAATSU equipment, but the technology is a game changer in the rehab space. I’ve been under rehab for a long time due to my underlying traumatic brain injury due to a gunshot wound to my head that forced me to live in rehab hospitals for many years before finding KAATSU.
All these remarkable benefits stem from using this training device that I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking to enhance their quality of life after any injury they may have sustained wether it be an acute injury or just trying to improve their well-being."
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KAATSU Changes - Big And Small
When many elite coaches who work with professional and Olympic athletes start doing KAATSU, they are generally not initially interested in building raw power or strength. Rather, they are more focused on slight improvements in various key movements that are impossible to develop or enhance in the weight room. This focus on slight improvements in movements is also true with Olympic runners, swimmers, divers, skiers, bobsledders, gamers, shooters, fencers, MMA fighters, wrestlers, boxers, pionists, violinists, etc.
But when KAATSU is used by very weak people, those with disabilities, paraplegics, quadriplegics, or amputees, the efficiency and effectiveness of KAATSU is a clear and evident outcome. Incremental improvements in their movements, strength, ability, balance, and coordination are quickly seen and appreciated. These slight improvements - over time - enables these individuals to dramatically improve their quality of life.
For example, if a person has a stroke and has lost their ability to legibly sign their name, put on makeup, or comb their hair, they use the Progressive KAATSU Cycle while practicing that particular movement. This repetition leads to their vascular tissue being engorged in blood and a robust hormonal response to be generated. This dual biochemical reaction in their bodies gradually enables them to achieve their quality of life goals.
In the same way, a competitive or elite athlete can make those incremental improvements in critically vital movements that are key to their success in whatever sport or activity they are focused on.
In summary, KAATSU benefits and movements can either be big or small.
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Saturday, October 15, 2022
KAATSU Protocols for Pre- and Post-Hip Surgery
For what? prehab and rapid rehab recovery in order to regain mobility and flexibility, and maintain strength
Some surgeries are minimally invasive and others are much more so, like hip surgeries.
The fundamental post-surgerical KAATSU protocols for those who have had hip surgery involve traditional physical therapy combined with Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets performed before, during, and after each physical therapy session.
Before Physical Therapy
Before a post-surgerical patient begins their traditional physical therapy, they can do 3-6 sets of the Progressive KAATSU Cycle mode (from low pressure to higher pressure), both on their arms and legs.
This is due to the systemic effects of KAATSU and the biochemical reactions that occur as the result of Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets.
During Physical Therapy
During physical therapy, the patient continues to do the traditional modalities that their therapist prescribes. They can do these movements and exercises with the low-to-medium KAATSU Cycle pressures on (i.e., 30 seconds of compression followed by 5 seconds of decompression, as the compression gradually and incrementally increases).
* The decompressed KAATSU Air Bands are manually placed on the limbs with standard one-finger tightness
* The decompressed KAATSU Air Bands are then inflated slowly, gradually, repeatedly, and incrementally
* In the beginning of the session, patients can do the following KAATSU 3-point exercises during the compression and decompression phases: toe curls + ankle dorsiflexion + ankle plantar flexion
* As they warm-up, patients can do KAATSU Walking, gradually increasing the distance during each session
* As they heal and progress with their physical therapy, they can add quarter squats and calf raises and other movements and exercises, as well as increase their walking distance
* The session can continue after removing the KAATSU Air Bands as they finish with traditional physical therapy
* The patients can use their KAATSU equipment at home or at the facility after their physical therapy session is over, doing low-to-medium Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets on their arms - and their legs, if they wish
* In the early stages of intervention, only one KAATSU Air Band is placed on their affected leg. As they heal and progress, both KAATSU Air Bands are placed on both their affected and healthy legs.
* Throughout the rehabilitation and recovery period, patients can use the KAATSU Air Bands are both their arms without restriction, doing standard training movements in the Progressive KAATSU Cycle mode placed on both arms
These Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets help enhance the natural healing process due to the systemic effects of KAATSU.
Steven Munatones says, "One thing that we have seen time and time again with surgeries on the upper and lower limbs is how quickly the patients' skin and wounds heal. The skin around the wound heals so quickly with repeated KAATSU Cycle sets that the skin grows over the sutures - much faster than what is normally expected by physicians.
When physicians schedule the normal removal of the sutures, patients utilizing Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets will often experience faster than normal healing of wounds and incisions. So, a patient should inform their attending physician of this phenomenon."
Additional Helpful Hints
* Patients can augment their traditional physical therapy with Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets up to 3 times per day in the comfort of their home or before or during their physical therapy sessions in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
* Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets consist of repeated 30 seconds of inflation of the KAATSU Air Bands followed by 5 seconds of deflation. There is a slight increase in pressure during each subsequent inflation interval.
* 3-6 Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets are first done on their arms and then followed by 3-6 additional Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets on their legs.
* All standard KAATSU protocols (i.e., Do's and Don'ts) should be strictly followed:
-- remain well hydrated before and during the KAATSU sessions
-- 'one-finger tightness' is recommended when applying the KAATSU Air Bands on your arm and leg bands
-- always start KAATSU on the arms, then do KAATSU on the legs
-- arm and leg skin tone should turn darker than the normal skin color (i.e., pinker or redder) as the limb's vascular tissue becomes engorged with blood
-- breathe normally while doing KAATSU; holding of one's breath is strictly prohibited
-- always feel comfortable doing KAATSU; never feel uncomfortable or lightheaded
-- always start off with conservative pressure and gradually increase
-- do simple movements during KAATSU Cycle sets; intense, vigorous exercises are not required
-- do Single-limb KAATSU Cycle sets on the affected leg in the initial stages and then incorporate the Standard (Dual-limb) KAATSU Cycle sets on both legs later
-- do simple Standard KAATSU 3-Point Exercises on the arms (e.g., Hand Clenches, Biceps Curls, Triceps Extensions)
-- Additionally, isometric exercises and muscle contractions can also be performed
-- avoid any painful or sudden movements. KAATSU is best done with slow, easy, gentle movements
-- The skin and underlying tissue quickly repair and recover - so much so that patients who do post-surgery KAATSU will have to get their stitches removed much more quickly than those patients who do not do KAATSU
"You always want to start off with your arms," said Munatones. "That is key for optimization of the effects on your lower body, although that may seem counter-intuitive. Also, seemingly counter-intuitive is to start slowly with the KAATSU pressure. There is no need to start off with high pressure; in fact, that is not recommended. You always need to start with light, conservative pressure. You can start off with low pressure on the first one or two sets - each set is between 5-6 minutes. Then you gradually increase the pressure on the subsequent sets.
These protocols and recommendations are standard no matter what KAATSU equipment is used (i.e., KAATSU Cycle 2.0, KAATSU Master 2.0, KAATSU C3, KAATSU B1, KAATSU M3 models).
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
KAATSU Can Help Save The Future Of Humanity - It's Time To Give A Sit
Schools and children are decreasing their amount of required and desired physical activity.
These all serve to create a culture of convenience where the need for movement and the desire to exercise dramatically decrease as a result.
As a result, society is facing a 90% increased risk of death from cardiovascular events, 112% increased risk of diabetes, 147% increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes.
Prolonged sitting is the #1 contributor to chronic diseases. The need for manual labor is being significantly reduced in all phases of human existence. Mankind’s increasingly rapid transformation from a physical demanding life to lifestyles with few physical challenges has consequences.
And the transformation will only continue throughout the 21st century.
It is time to give a sit...with KAATSU
KAATSU is quick, easy, convenient, effective. It is almost too good to be true, but KAATSU is our best health and wellness alternative as sitting has become the most prevalent activity of the human race.
How does KAATSU work while we sit?
The KAATSU Air Bands are not a tourniquet or blood pressure cuff, although they may look like cuffs or tourniquets.
The KAATSU Air Bands serve to achieve the opposite than blood pressure cuffs; KAATSU equipment safely and conveniently allow the arterial blood flow (from our torso to our limbs) to naturally continue to flow unimpeded. At the same time, the position and inflation of the KAATSU Air Bands slowly, gradually, repeatedly, temporarily, and gently slows down the venous blood flow (from our limbs back to our torso). When the blood engorges the capillaries and veins of our limbs, this replicates the physiological effects of exercise, both from a vascular and hormonal perspective.
KAATSU is a brilliant, simple solution to a growing pervasive problem.
How does KAATSU work in reality - in a work cubicle, office, or at home?
KAATSU equipment can be placed on the upper arms or upper legs while sitting and offers is a convenient, easy-to-use, safe modality that leads to muscle toning, increased calorie burn, and positive hormonal responses.
This is extremely important and effective when people are unmotivated, unwilling, or unable to exercise - or when conventional training (e.g., weightlifting, running) is contraindicated due to the stress of exercising with high resistance or intensity, especialy for people facing obesity, musculoskeletal conditions, and chronic disorders.
Below are examples of simple KAATSU exercises for the lower body that can be performed in the office or in the comfort of your home.
Healthy does not have to be hard.
KAATSU provides the convenience, ease, and positive outcomes. As a result of regularly doing KAATSU for 20-30 minutes per session while doing office work, writing emails, or reading at work, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle can be effectively reversed without requiring vigorous, intense, or prolonged exercise.
The Progressive KAATSU Cycle mode is automatic; the bands are inflated for 30 seconds, followed by a deflation of the bands for 5 seconds. This “cycle” is repeatedly done, starting at a low pressure and increasing to higher pressures. This incremental and repeated compression and decompression of the KAATSU Air Bands safely and comfortably leads to the increased elasticity of the vascular tissue – essentially replicating a warm-up and workout for those who lead sedentary lifestyles or who are older or injured or otherwise compromised or unmotivated to exercise as the medical community recommends.
As a result, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle are conveniently reversed without requiring vigorous, intense, or prolonged exercise.
Instead of going outside the office or outdoors, instead of changing out of your work attire, instead of potentially messing up your make-up or hair, instead of wrinkling or perspiring in your work clothes, KAATSU technology presents the ultimate in convenience and effectiveness.
KAATSU enables workplace wellness to take place in work cubicles, offices and on business trips anywhere from hotels or airport lounges with its myriad portable products from the KAATSU Nano to the PERL Wearables.
Similar to standard corporate wellness programs that support healthy or motivated employees to exercise or conduct stress-reducing behavior that is considered a risk factor for poor health, either at on- or off-campus locations, KAATSU offers a unique, innovative means to obtain the benefits of everything from easy stretching to vigorous exercises within work cubicles and at the employee's desks as shown below:
Simple KAATSU exercises using KAATSU devices can be performed by anyone anywhere anytime, including in offices and work cubicles in addition to in hotels and airports during business trips.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
How Old Can You Do KAATSU? Can Children Use KAATSU?
Fundamentally, the answer is yes.
However, it is the policy of KAATSU Global, Inc. to limit KAATSU's use to teenagers over the age of 13. Officially, KAATSU User Manuals state, "If you are under the age of 14, we recommend you do not use KAATSU." In the KAATSU Specialist training program, the guidelines state, "Do not use if you are under 14 years old."
These recommendations are due to a small number of overly ambitious adults who place KAATSU Air Bands on their children with too high pressures in the KAATSU Constant mode for much too long durations. In their zeal to see athletic success for their young children, parents and coaches occasionally believe "more is better" with KAATSU (as with other training modalities from their perspective). That is, a higher pressure is better than a lower pressure. Or the KAATSU Constant mode produces better results than the KAATSU Cycle mode. Or 60 minutes of KAATSU is better than 20 minutes of KAATSU.
None of these are true - and can be detrimental or, at the very least, sub-optimal to standard, proven-over-decades protocols of KAATSU:
* Primarily or exclusively use the Cycle mode
* Start off with low pressures and gradually, only incrementally increase the pressure
* Focus on the Progressive Cycle mode - continue to work through the deflation phases if you wish
* Limit the KAATSU Constant mode to 10 minutes
* Be very well hydrated before and during KAATSU
* Always - without failure - confirm your CRT (Capillary Refill Time) is short (ideally under 1 second and minimally under 3 seconds)
* Always see a pinkness and slight vein distention in the limbs where the KAATSU Air Bands are placed
* Always feel comfortable - never induce pain or lightheadedness - while doing KAATSU Cycle sets
If these guidelines are strictly followed, there are no physiological reasons why individuals younger than 14 should avoid using KAATSU.
For example, athletes younger than 14 can very effectively use KAATSU for recovery after workouts and between/after competitions, or for rehabilitation of bones breaks, ligament tears, tendon ruptures, lacerations, muscle strains or tears, or for jet lag mitigation.
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Monday, October 10, 2022
Recovery From A Marathon And Climate Change
Used by elite athletes between preliminary heats, semifinal heats, and their final heats at the Olympic Games and World Championships, KAATSU recovery protocols are also used by high school and collegiate athletes after intense workouts and extreme sports athletes on multi-day competitions by Tour de France cyclists and stage swimmers (see Taking KAATSU To The Extreme here).
Another KAATSU user, United Nations Patron of the Oceans and British swimmer Lewis Pugh has long excelled at ice swimming, marathon swimming, stage swimming, channel swimming, and various sorts of extreme swimming.
To call attention to and effecting change in a changing marine environment.
From the bottom of the Earth to the North Pole, Pugh has done numerous environmental swims. Tomorrow on October 11th, he will start an unprecedented 160 km stage swim across the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia to Hurghada, Egypt, ahead of the UN Climate Conference (COP27) that will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
He plans to finish on October 25th. His feat will require 15 days of non-stop swimming a bit over 10 kilometers each day. Recovery from each marathon swim of over 6.2 miles will be essential for his success.
To pioneer The Red Sea Swim while highlighting the impact of climate change on coral reefs which supports essential biodiversity. He explains, "The Red Sea is home to some of the world's most biodiverse coral reefs, and the most resistant to climate change. The swim will highlight the speed of the Climate Crisis ahead of COP27, where all nations will be encouraged to drastically cut their emissions."
Pugh is calling for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected by 2030.
Permissions to attempt this 2-week stage swim from Saudi Arabia to Egypt recently came through in October. Along the way, he will swim approximately 10 km every day and will pass Sharm el-Sheikh where world leaders will be gathering for COP27 in November.
Pugh will swim over some of the most precious coral in the world while avoiding the large tankers in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes leading to the Suez Canal and urging nations to drastically cut their emissions, to tackle the climate crisis, and protect the world’s oceans.
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer explains, "Coral reefs support 25% of all ocean life and are the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Earth. If we lose our coral reefs, we will not just drive many thousands of species into extinction, we will lose an entire ecosystem, on which we depend. This would be unprecedented in human history. Coral reefs are the nurseries of our oceans, and home to some of the most incredible life on earth. I refuse to accept that we could lose them in my lifetime."
While he is best known for swimming in the coldest waters in the world in Antarctica, North Pole, and high up on Mount Everest, Pugh will now swim in very warm water. "I've been swimming in the world's oceans for 35 years, and during that time I've seen them change dramatically. The biggest changes I've seen are in the Polar Regions, and in coral reefs. Both are affected by rising temperatures: the poles are melting, and the coral is dying. Ice and coral are the Ground Zeros of the Climate Crisis. These changes are happening before our very eyes; as evidence of global warming, they are indisputable.
Scientists warn that if we heat our planet by more than 1.5°C, we will lose 70% of the world's coral reefs. If we heat it by 2°C, 99% of coral reefs will die. We are currently on track for at least 2.2°C increase."
UN Secretary General António Guterres calls the Climate Crisis "a code red for humanity". Pugh emphasizes that "coral reefs are the barometers that illustrate clearly what happens when we heat our planet. Every fraction of a degree now matters."
If ever an area needed to be properly protected, this is it. Half the world’s coral reefs are believed to have died since the 1950's due to warming sea temperatures, combined with overfishing, pollution and reef disturbance. Red Sea coral is different. Researchers have found that the coral in the Red Sea is more resilient to warming and acidification than coral in other places, such as the Great Barrier Reef, where bleaching events are increasingly common.
If temperatures continue to rise as predicted, the coral of the Red Sea could be the last surviving coral on earth, so it is imperative that we protect it from other threats."
The Lewis Pugh Foundation is partnered with HEPCA – the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association - to promote and organize his Red Sea Swim. HEPCA is a passionate and proactive network of scientists, professional divers, industry experts, and community members working to protect the resources of the Red Sea.
HEPCA are calling for the Great Fringing Reef of the Egyptian Red Sea to be declared a multiple-use protected area. There is clear scientific evidence that the Great Fringing Reef, which is characterized by high resilience and tolerance to climate change, could be the last refuge for coral reefs worldwide. One of HEPCA's projects is to reduce the pressure on the coral reefs around Hurghada, where the number of dives at some sites has reached more than 200,000 annually (the recommended carrying capacity is 5,000 - 22,000 dives in a single dive spot).
Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) make the oceans more resilient to climate change. At the UN Climate Conference (COP27) in Sharm el Sheikh this November, Lewis will call for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected by 2030, stressing to world leaders the role healthy oceans play in mitigating against the Climate Crisis. He hopes government officials will move beyond long-term commitments towards immediate urgent action.
Lewis Pugh Foundation Partners
- The United Nations Environment Programme coordinates responses to environmental issues within the United Nations system. Its programmes focus on climate, nature, pollution, and sustainable development. Lewis Pugh became UNEP Patron of the Oceans in 2014.
- Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA) is focussed on protecting the resources of the Red Sea.
- The Ocean Agency is a strategic creative NGO working to accelerate ocean science and fast-track ocean conservation.
- Legal and General Investment Management regularly voted one of the world's most sustainable investment managers. CEO Michelle Scrimgeour says, “The danger of a climate catastrophe is real. We are proud to support Lewis’s efforts to raise awareness and push for positive change. By working collaboratively with others in our industry, with companies and policymakers, we will see the rapid action needed to deliver the transition. Inaction is not an option."
In 2018, Pugh swam the length of the English Channel from Land's End to Dover calling for the UK to protect 30% of oceans by 2030. After the swim the UK become the first major economy to commit to this target, and urged other nations to do the same. To date, 128 nations have joined this call, making it the largest conservation drive in history.
The COP27 (UN Climate Change Conference) will be held November 7th - 18th in Sharm el Sheikh.
For more information on the Lewis Pugh Foundation, visit here.
For more information on The Red Sea Swim, visit here.
Photo courtesy of Steve Benjamin of the Lewis Pugh Foundation.
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Sunday, October 9, 2022
KAATSU at The Cutting Edge of Longevity at RAADFest
KAATSU Showcased at RAADFest in San Diego
KAATSU Global, the pioneer of the global Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) market, was demonstrated and exhibited at the RAADFest in San Diego, California on October 6th - 9th. The theme of the conference - Come To The Cutting Edge of Your Longevity - fit very well with the physiological outcomes of KAATSU users - that included popular speaker, and two-time Olympic gymnast Stephen McCain.
KAATSU was one of a number of pioneers who are providing next-generation solutions for living longer and healthier.
On the heels of presentations made at the 37th World Congress of Sports Medicine under the guidance of Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, Chairman of the International Scientific Committee and member of the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Steven Munatones and Pete Hogan will demonstrate and explain a host of KAATSU applications and protocols in the areas of athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery from training, competition, and jet lag. The new KAATSU B1 tubeless device, controlled by a smartphone app, was demonstrated to people of all ages and walks of life.
KAATSU Master Specialist Pete Hogan and Steven Munatones explained the groundbreaking effects of the Progressive KAATSU Cycle modality on metabolism, perceptual, mood and cognitive responses to resistance exercise and its practical applications with jet lag mitigation, rehabilitation, and post-exercise recovery.
The benefits of the KAATSU Cycle were recently published and contribute to the growing body of evidence of BFR (blood flow restriction). "It is gratifying to know that Professor Pitsiladis, Dr. Nikolaidi, Dr. Giannopoulou and Dr. Guppy are exploring the benefits and outcomes of the patented KAATSU Cycle modality and our proprietary protocols. As they delve deeper into the advantages and profound simplicity of the KAATSU technology, their knowledge will help many others in Europe and around the world better understand the numerous applications that can improve athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery for elite, competitive and recreational athletes - and those of any age," said Munatones.
KAATSU is the world’s most intelligent automated pressure system for training, health, rehabilitation, and recovery. Invented in 1966 by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato of Tokyo, Japan, and protected by 47 patents, KAATSU next-generation equipment and protocols, including its progressive cycle modality, have a unique and unprecedented safety track record used in over 100 million individual KAATSU sessions in 49 countries around the globe.
For more information on the RAADFest, visit here.
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Saturday, October 8, 2022
KAATSU (at Health) Rocks
KAATSU Showcased at Health Rocks Festival in San Diego
KAATSU Global, the pioneer of the global Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) market, will be exhibited at the inaugural Health Rocks Festival in Escondido, California on October 8th - 9th. The Congress is organized by Palomar Health, a large primary and specialty care provider that serves San Diego County in Southern California.
On the heels of presentations made at the 37th World Congress of Sports Medicine under the guidance of Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, Chairman of the International Scientific Committee and member of the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Steven Munatones and Pete Hogan will demonstrate and explain a host of KAATSU applications and protocols in the areas of athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery from training, competition, and jet lag. They will also launch the new KAATSU B1 tubeless device that is controlled by a smartphone app.
The demonstration will be held in the midst of live music, a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, free health screenings, meet-and-greet with Olympic gold medalists, food trucks, beer garden and wine bar, and a host of games, giveaways, and contests.
Hogan and Munatones will explain the unprecedented effects of the Progressive KAATSU Cycle modality on metabolism, perceptual, mood and cognitive responses to resistance exercise and its practical applications on jet lag mitigation and post-exercise recovery.
The benefits of the KAATSU Cycle were recently published and contribute to the growing body of evidence of BFR (blood flow restriction).
"It is gratifying to know that Professor Pitsiladis, Dr. Nikolaidi, Dr. Giannopoulou and Dr. Guppy are exploring the benefits and outcomes of the patented KAATSU Cycle modality and our proprietary protocols. As they delve deeper into the advantages and profound simplicity of the KAATSU technology, their knowledge will help many others in Europe and around the world better understand the numerous applications that can improve athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery for elite, competitive and recreational athletes - and those of any age," said Munatones.
KAATSU is the world’s most intelligent automated pressure system for training, health and recovery. Invented in 1966 by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato of Tokyo, Japan, and protected by 47 patents, KAATSU next-generation equipment and protocols, including cycle, have a unique and unprecedented safety track record used in over 100 million individual KAATSU sessions in 49 countries around the globe.