KAATSU Equipment

Introducing the KAATSU Master, KAATSU Nano, and the KAATSU Cycle

KAATSU Master

Click here to order. kaatsu master The KAATSU Master is a robust, handheld, portable 1,134g (2.5 lbs.) touch-screen device used in hospitals and medical clinics in Japan as well as in fitness gyms, among sports teams, and by military personnel. It is intended for use by the Certified KAATSU Specialists who work with multiple users in a KAATSU studio or with players at a workout site.

The KAATSU Master provides amounts of compressed air to inflatable KAATSU Air Bands that are strapped around the upper arms or upper legs of the users. The KAATSU Master precisely controls and monitors inflation to the KAATSU Air Bands in order to optimally moderate blood flow in the arms and legs at different levels for low-intensity exercise appropriate to each individual as part of a muscle training, sports-specific or rehabilitation program.

The KAATSU Master contains powerful dual air compressors so the KAATSU Air Bands on each limb can be inflated to different pressures. This is especially important when the users are injured or undergoing rehabilitation on one side, or there is an imbalance on one side versus the other. There are several controls in the device and in the software that allow for the immediate deflation of the KAATSU Air Bands.

The KAATSU Master can be used with standard electrical outlets or run continuously for 2.5 hours on a rechargeable battery. It has memory capacity to store information on 200 individual KAATSU sessions for up to 300 users. This data includes the specific pressures used, the amount of time spent doing KAATSU, the capillary refill time, and the type of exercises, can be uploaded to and analyzed at the KAATSU database.

The KAATSU Master can be automated for specific individual workouts through the KAATSU Cycle function. The maximum time for KAATSU can also be set on both the arms (15 minutes) and legs (20 minutes). Personal information is displayed on a touch screen that also enables viewing of video files.

The KAATSU Master can work with both KAATSU Air Bands and KAATSU Pneumatic AquaAirBands. The KAATSU Air Bands can be disconnected from the KAATSU Master so that the users can workout independently from the KAATSU Master. It can create pressure as high as 500 SKU (Standard KAATSU Units).

KAATSU Nano Package

For Individual Use | For Commercial Use

Individual vs. Commercial:  What’s the difference?
While the KAATSU Nano Package (FOR INDIVIDUAL USE) and the KAATSU Nano Package (FOR COMMERCIAL USE) both include access to the KAATSU Certification Training and Exam, those who purchase the commercial package are eligible for an additional benefit.  Upon passing the KAATSU Certification Exam, those who purchase the commercial use package are eligible to have receive recognition in the form of having their name and e-mail listed on the KAATSU Specialists page, which represents significant promotional value for the development their own KAATSU business model.

KAATSU NANO The KAATSU Nano is a handheld, portable 263g (9.7 oz.) touch-screen device that works with both KAATSU Air Bands and KAATSU Pneumatic AquaAirBands Bands. This is an auxiliary lightweight device intended to be used by one individual at a time while they remain connected to the KAATSU Nano throughout their exercises. It is convenient for outdoors and travels easily including perfect for use airplanes. It is intended for use by the Certified KAATSU Specialists who work with individual users in a KAATSU studio or with players at a workout site.

The KAATSU Nano provides amounts of compressed air to inflatable KAATSU Air Bands that are strapped around the upper arms or upper legs of users. The KAATSU Nano precisely controls and monitors inflation to the KAATSU Air Bands in order to optimally moderate blood flow in the arms and legs at different levels for low-intensity exercise appropriate to each individual as part of a muscle training, sports-specific or rehabilitation program. It can create pressure as high as 400 SKU (Standard KAATSU Units).

The Nano contains dual air compressors so the KAATSU Air Bands on each limb can be inflated to different pressures. This is especially important when the users are injured or undergoing rehabilitation on one side, or there is an imbalance on one side versus the other. There are several controls in the device and in the software that allow for the immediate deflation of the KAATSU Air Bands.

The Nano can be used with standard electrical outlets or run continuously for 2.5 hours on a rechargeable battery. The Nano has memory capacity to store information on 10 individual KAATSU sessions for up to 10 users. This data includes the specific pressures used, the amount of time spent doing KAATSU, the capillary refill time, and the type of exercises, can be uploaded to and analyzed at the KAATSU database. The Nano can be automated for specific individual workouts through the KAATSU Cycle function.

The maximum time for KAATSU can also be set on both the arms (15 minutes) and legs (20 minutes). Personal information is displayed on a touch screen that also enables viewing of video files. The KAATSU Nano can work with both KAATSU Air Bands and KAATSU Pneumatic AquaAirBands Bands.

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Kaatsu training is blowing fitness researchers’ minds

By Jon R. Anderson, Staff writer
1:08 p.m. EST February 6, 2015

What if you could get a total-body, muscles-maxed workout, the kind that usually takes hours under heavy, sweat-soaked weights or pounding miles of road and trail, all in less than 30 minutes?

Better yet, what if — after that kind of workout — not only do you not feel any of the typical soreness that comes with pushing your body to total muscle failure, but you’re ready to do it again within just a few hours?

Click here to access the full story.

Pre-Loaded Micro SD Cards

Micro SD Cards

Each KAATSU unit comes with a Micro SD card (and an adapter) which is preloaded with KAATSU Training videos. The Micro SD Card is also where KAATSU Client performance data is stored until it is uploaded by the KAATSU Specialist to www.KAATSUPerformance.com.

KAATSU Connectors

Each KAATSU unit is shipped with a pair of connectors (i.e., the tubing) which connects the KAATSU Air Bands and/or the KAATSU Aqua Bands to the KAATSU Units.

Each KAATSU unit is shipped with a pair of connectors (i.e., the tubing) which connects the KAATSU Air Bands and/or the KAATSU Pneumatic AquaAirBands to the KAATSU Units. These connectors plug into the left and right ports on the side of the KAATSU Master and KAATSU Nano units.

Special Packaging

Each KAATSU unit (whether the KAATSU Master or the KAATSU Nano) is shipped in specialized packaging to insure that your unit arrives in perfect working order.

Each KAATSU unit (whether the KAATSU Master or the KAATSU Nano) is shipped in specialized packaging to insure that your unit arrives in perfect working order. The bubble wrap packing that you see in this photo is specially designed to resist the effects of static electricity during shipping.

Protective Film

The touch screen of your KAATSU unit is covered with a flexible, protective film which you can remove upon receiving your package.

The touch screen of your KAATSU unit is covered with a flexible, protective film which is easily removed.

Power Adaptor

Your KAATSU unit comes with a power adaptor which you can use to charge the unit in advance or use it while the unit is working.

Your KAATSU unit comes with a power adaptor which you can use to charge the unit in advance or use it while the unit is working.

KAATSU Mesh Bags

The branded KAATSU Mesh Bag comes with your purchase of the KAATSU Bands when you order either the KAATSU Air Bands or the KAATSU Aqua Bands.

The branded KAATSU Mesh Bag comes with your purchase of either the KAATSU Air Bands or the KAATSU Pneumatic AquaAirBands.

KAATSU Cycle

One of the most important distinctions to make in KAATSU is the difference between KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Training.  Whereas KAATSU Training can entail either slow or rigorous motion with or without resistance, KAATSU Cycle can be done without any motion or with very slow motions.  Therefore, a hallmark of the KAATSU Cycle is that — even when there is motion — it is always “low impact” by design.  READ MORE…

 

KAATSU Air Bands: Usage and Maintenance

The video below demonstrates the proper usage and maintenance of the KAATSU Air Bands.

KAATSU Air Bands

North American pricing:
US $329 for Valved AirBands

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KAATSU Air Bands

The KAATSU Air Bands come in 3 sizes: small, medium and large for both the arms and legs. The Arm Bands are shorter and thinner than the longer and wider Leg Bands.

Controls on both the KAATSU Master and KAATSU Nano allow for different amounts of compressed air when using the Arm Bands versus the Leg Bands.

The Arm Bands and Leg Bands can be inflated to different pressures depending if the users are injured or undergoing rehabilitation on one limb. The KAATSU Air Bands are specifically constructed to inflate only towards the limb during KAATSU training or rehabilitation. Velcro on the inside holds the Air Bands in place.

The KAATSU Air Bands are sold as a set, which includes 2 Arm Bands and 2 Leg Bands, but only one pair of bands (either arms or legs) can be used at one time. The Bands should be placed as close as possible to the proximal ends of the limbs and placed over clothing, not on bare skin.

The bands are connected to either the KAATSU Master or KAATSU Nano via translucent Air Tubes and Connectors. The inflation of the bands is precisely controlled by sensors in either the KAATSU Master or KAATSU Nano.

The KAATSU Air Bands can be immediately deflated by various controls on both the KAATSU Master and KAATSU Nano. Alternatively, the bands can be easily removed by pulling the Velcro tabs to take off.

 

What size of KAATSU Air Bands should you use?

KAATSU Air Bands are available in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Measure the circumference of the top of your arm (right by your armpit) and the circumference of the top of your leg (right alongside your groin). Those circumferences will determine the appropriate size for your KAATSU Air Bands.

ARMS

Small: 18 〜 28 cm (7.06 〜 11.02 inches)
Medium: 28 〜 38 cm (11.02 〜 14.96 inches)
Large: 38 〜 48 cm (14.96 〜 18.89 inches)

LEGS

Small: 40 〜 50 cm (15.74 〜 19.68 inches)
Medium: 50 〜 60 cm (19.68 〜 23.62 inches)
Large: 60 〜 70 cm (23.62 〜 27.55 inches)

If you exceed 48 cm in circumference on your upper arms or 70 cm in circumference on your upper legs, then special order KAATSU Air Bands are recommended.

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Air Band Video #1

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