One of the most important distinctions to make in KAATSU is the difference between KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Training.
THE KAATSU CYCLE MANUAL
Click here to access the KAATSU Cycle Manual and learn how to use it in a step-by-step, user-friendly training.
KAATSU Cycle: “Low Impact” by Design
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.
About KAATSU Cycle
- The patented KAATSU Cycle is different from regular KAATSU Training
- The KAATSU Cycle can be done anywhere – at the office, at school, in an airplane, at home, or before or after a hard workout.
- The KAATSU Cycle can be done with either the KAATSU Master or KAATSU Nano and the KAATSU Air Bands.
- The KAATSU Full Cycle consists of 8 cycles of 20 seconds of pressure followed by 5 seconds of no pressure for a 3 minute and 20 second session.
- The KAATSU Short Cycle consists of 4 cycles of 20 seconds of pressure followed by 5 seconds of no pressure for a 1 minute and 40 second session.
- On the arms, the KAATSU pressure starts at a low level and then gradually increases by 10 SKUs (Standard KAATSU Units) until your optimal pressure is reached on the last cycle.
- On the legs, the KAATSU pressure starts at a low level and then gradually increases by 20 SKUs (Standard KAATSU Units) until your optimal pressure is reached on the last cycle.
- The KAATSU Cycle can be repeated 2-3 times in a single session.
KAATSU Cycle is great for…
- exercising in the office
- exercising without the need to change out of your work clothes
- exercising without the need to worry about perspiration
- exercising in your airplane seat or on long rides in a car, bus or train
- reducing atrophy when injured
- warming up for KAATSU Training
- warming down from an intense workout or weight-training session
During the KAATSU Cycle, you can…
- simply sit still while reading, watching television, writing emails
- do the standard KAATSU 3-point exercises for your arms: open and close your fist, and bicep curls and tricep extensions without resistance
- do the standard KAATSU 3-point exercises for your legs: toe curls, toe raises, and heel raises) while sitting down stretch or calisthenics
- isometric exercises
- walk around