Showing posts with label B Strong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label B Strong. Show all posts

Thursday, April 15, 2021

B Strong with KAATSU

For who? Students, competitive athletes, Baby Boomers, retirees
For what? Functional movement, strength, muscle tone, mobility, balance

One of the world's most popular actors and highly diversified entrepreneurs, Mark Wahlberg leads a remarkable life. Even his fitness regime is unusual and specialized. Wahlberg explains about BFR training on Instagram, "B Strong training bands restricts the blood flow."

Wahlberg is fit, rich and successful as a producer, business leader and father. He works out intensely between 3:40 - 5:15 am with heavy weights and B Strong training bands that he shows off on his new HBO Max special Wahl Street.

But is everyone that motivated, driven, and focused?

"I wish I could get up at 2:30 am like Mark and hit it hard all day long," says Steven Munatones. "He is so focused and achieves what he sets his mind to. He is a great actor and is so successful in everything he touches. But for more common people, fathers and mothers across America who do not have staff and have to report to others - not give orders and set their own schedules, there is KAATSU."

Most people would prefer not to lift heavy weights and be so intense in the weight room on a daily basis. But in a heartbeat, many men would gladly switch their dad bod to Wahlberg's physique.

That is where KAATSU comes into play. If a working middle manager wants to gain some muscle tone with a minimum of effort and a maximum of safety, KAATSU is it. If a middle-age man wants to see a little more definition in their upper body and a little less softness in their torso, KAATSU is the ideal. If people are too exhausted after work - or too sleepy before work - then doing KAATSU at their desk or on their sofa is the answer.

The KAATSU Cycle presents a new paradigm for the overstressed and overly busy employees and for people with hectic, chaotic lives sandwiched between their children and parents. The same goes for people who are recovering from surgery or limited mobility in their limbs.

While Wahlberg pushes himself to the max with heavy weights and B Strong bands, KAATSU, the original BFR and inspiration for B Strong, can be done anywhere anytime by anyone. That is a seismic difference. The choice for individuals from the U.S. military and those going to the Paralympics or Warrior Games, KAATSU is safe and effective, but more importantly, KAATSU is extremely convenient and easy to use.

"Your legs are stronger than life..." said New York Mets star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes about his use of KAATSU on an ESPN special. Cespedes explained his condition after a tough KAATSU leg workout with sports broadcaster Jessica Mendoza in an ESPN interview.

Mendoza tried KAATSU with Cespedes and Mike Barwis, an early adopter of KAATSU, at the Barwis Methods Training Center in Port St Lucie, Florida.

Personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and exercise physiologists believe that optimal muscle building requires lifting of weights or doing resistance exercises. This leads to DOMS (Delayed-onset muscle soreness) that is felt after a hard workout and acute muscle soreness that is felt during or immediately after a workout. Conventional wisdom is that the heavier the weight and/or the more repetitions or time in the gym, the larger and faster muscles will develop.

The muscle-building process leads to DMOS where the muscle fibers are damaged while weight lifting, and leads to the secretion of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) that results in muscle recovery, growth and size.

But not everyone has the luxury of time and opportunity to workout like Wahlberg and Cespedes.

In that case, KAATSU is the answer.

The preciseness and specificity, convenience and ease-of-use that are enabled by KAATSU equipment is an unparalleled opportunity for the average non-actor and non-professional athlete.

Performed regularly for less than 20 minutes per day while sitting down or simply walking, incremental increases in performance and in the Quality of Life can make significant changes in the lifestyles of anyone looking for an edge - or a reduction in pain levels due to injuries.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Post-Natal KAATSU

For who? Mothers
For what? Pregnancy, childbirth, functional movement, mobility, flexibility, balance, varicose veins

A full postpartum recovery from pregnancy and childbirth is transformative and takes months. While time and patience are required, KAATSU can play an extremely convenient and effective role in post-natal recovery.

A lack of time and a lack of sleep are just two major obstacles to returning back to normal, both physiologically and emotionally.

KAATSU equipment can be used anytime and anywhere - and presents an entirely new paradigm for young mothers. KAATSU Air Bands can - and should - be used exclusively in the KAATSU Cycle mode while mothers are:

* regularly breastfeeding
* gently rocking their baby to sleep
* pushing their child in a stroller
* doing housework from folding clothes to tidying up
* preparing meals
* typing emails or text
* or simply playing with and watching the baby

The KAATSU Cycle mode's gentle, rhythmic, automated pressure on-pressure off on the arms or legs, even without movement, is exercise that specifically results in improved vascular tissue elasticity, underlying muscle tone, and skin tightness. Post-natal KAATSU does not have to be - and should not be - vigorous, difficult or time-consuming for the mother. No specific workout exercises need to be done to see results. Simple movement with KAATSU Air Bands on that mothers normally do with their child are sufficient.

The compression and decompression of the KAATSU Air Bands can be integrated into mother's normal lifestyle and schedule that effectively and efficiently produces results. KAATSU should not be seen as a workout, but simply a part of one's schedule, conveniently done 1-2 times per day.

The KAATSU Air Bands can be used as stand-alone tools to achieve the results that mothers want, but the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 can also be used in combination with other fitness equipment (e.g., treadmills) or movements, from ab vacuum repetitions to Pilates and different kinds of isometic exercises.

KAATSU can be used to relieve such hard-to-fix issues as diastasis recti that can lead to unstable anterior support that, in turn, creates back problems and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

KAATSU even has a role in postpartum depression where insomnia and stress are encountered because KAATSU can help balance hormones and improve sleep.

And, of course, with mother and father trying to find a balance with their various responsibilities, spouses can workout very effectively with a minimum of time.

While the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 with four KAATSU Air Bands and an online education program is US$899 + shipping costs, KAATSU Global offers a monthly payment plan (see here) that makes a purchase more affordable for many.

Some questions that mothers may ask include:

Q1. Does use of KAATSU make a difference between a vaginal birth versus a Cesarean delivery (C-section)?
A1. Mothers who have had either type can benefit from KAATSU Cycles. The systemic effect of KAATSU is incredibly powerful for healing for recovery from stitches or small connective tissue tears. The hormonal response is also extremely valuable on many levels.

Q2. How does use of KAATSU impact the mother's milk supply?
A2. Very well.

Q3. How does use of KAATSU affect new varicose veins? Will KAATSU make it worse?
A3. With an increased vascular elasticity, KAATSU will help improve the appearance of the vascular veins.

Q4. How often should or can KAATSU be used?
A4. At least daily is good. Twice per day, using arms first and legs second during each daily KAATSU session, is optimal for most mothers if time is available.

Q5. How intense does KAATSU have to be to get results?
A5. KAATSU Cycles should be done comfortably and easily. There is no need to workout intensely or move vigorously while doing KAATSU Cycles during this post-natal period. Intensity and complexity of movement can increased over time (e.g., post 6-8 weeks of birth).

Q6. Will KAATSU lead to immediate results? How long can visible result take?
A6. KAATSU starts to immediately impact the vascular elasticity of your capillaries, veins and arteries. The frequency of usage will impact how soon results will start to be experienced and seen. But generally within a few weeks (e.g., 14-28 KAATSU sessions), aesthetic results will be visible.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

KAATSU Selected As Equipment Of Choice By China

For who? athletes, scientists, coaches
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement, mobility, flexibility, recovery

As KAATSU the original BFR continues to get increasingly popular and mainstream around the world, both in the realms of athletic performance and rehabilitation, one major sports organization - the Chinese Olympics Committee - conducted a long-term comprehensive comparison testing against all the major brands and equipment types in the KAATSU and BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) market space.

The Chinese Olympics Committee obtained, studied, tested, researched and observed use of KAATSU and BFR equipment including the Delfi Personalized Tourniquet System for Blood Flow Restriction, the B STRONG Training System, and other occlusion bands and blood flow restriction equipment sold globally.

The Chinese scientists, exercise physiologists, coaches and physicians took their time and used significant resources to comparatively test and objectively judge the effectiveness and efficiency of multiple types of equipment.


* The Chinese Olympic Committee governs Chinese athletes' participation in the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
* Beijing will be the first city in the world to host both a Summer Olympics (in 2008) and a Winter Olympics (in 2022).
* At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China was ranked #2 in the overall medal count with 100 medals behind the USA with 112.
* At the 2012 London Olympics, China was ranked #2 in the overall medal count with 91 medals behind the USA with 104.
* At the 2016 Rio Olympics, China was ranked #2 in the overall medal count with 70 medals behind the USA with 121.

Among sports fans and even casual Olympic viewers, Olympic medals are perceived as important in terms of national prestige and a measure of international athletic prowess, a reflection of one's country. All of the major countries that compete for medals in the Olympic competition invest in the training and preparation of their athletes by funding coaches, exercise physiology programs, nutrition plans, facilities, and travel to international competitions.* It is a very serious investment of time, effort and resources.

So with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Olympics coming up within the next Olympic quadrennial, the Chinese Olympic Committee is investigating all the latest equipment, sports science, training and rehabilitation modalities, and techniques. One of those areas in which was comprehensively studied and tested was blood flow restriction.

The Chinese Olympics Committee recently decided that KAATSU was the best modality and equipment in its field.

"The decision was not surprising as KAATSU is the original form of blood flow modification. It has been tested the longest and most comprehensively - in hospitals, in clinics, in the field of play and among athletes and people of every age and ability," said Steven Munatones. "So when we received word from the Chinese Olympics Committee of KAATSU's selection as its equipment and modality of choice, we took their decision in stride.

It is also perfect timing as our next-generation products including the KAATSU Master 2.0, KAATSU Cycle 2.0, and KAATSU Wearables are coming on line and gaining global awareness and popularity

* The medal count at the 2016 Rio Olympics United States was as follows:
1. USA - 121
2. China - 70
3. Great Britain - 67
4. Russia - 56
5. Germany - 42
5. France - 42
7. Japan - 41
8. Australia - 29
9. Italy - 28
10. Canada - 22
11. South Korea - 21
12. Netherlands - 19
12. Brazil - 19
14. New Zealand - 18
15. Spain - 17
16. Hungary - 15
17. Kenya - 13
18. Jamaica - 11
18. Cuba - 11
20. Croatia 10

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