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WHAT IS KAATSU?
KAATSU is a revolutionary means of improving human performance, rehabilitation and recovery through increasing blood flow while producing a concurrent hormonal and metabolic response. Used by Olympic and professional athletes, tactical athletes in the military, older Baby Boomers, and injured people and paraplegics.

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Exclusivia Talks KAATSU with Steven Munatones

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Dr. Joseph Mercola with Steven Munatones: The History of Blood Flow Moderation Training
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Blood Flow Moderation (BFM) training was developed in Japan by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in 1966. There, it’s known as KAATSU, which translates into “additional pressure” KAATSU, known more generically as Blood Flow Modification, was introduced outside of Japan by Steven Munatones after a 13-year-long mentorship by Sato Aside from dramatically improving muscle tone, BFM is also a wonderful tool for post-surgical rehabilitation, allowing you to regain physical function in a fraction of the time that you would normally anticipate KAATSU is very safe, even for those with cardiovascular issues, and can also benefit those who are bedridden or paraplegic The original KAATSU device became commercially available in 2006 and was quite large, heavy and bulky, with a $16,600 price tag. Since then, the technology has improved, gotten much smaller and is far less expensive LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: KAATSU.COM
01:06:28
September 23, 2020
Gamal Awad Talks KAATSU
The husband-and-wife duo of U.S. Marines Major Gamal Awad and 2-time Olympian Hawley Bennett talked about their use of KAATSU with retired Navy SEAL captain and KAATSU Master Specialist John Doolittle. They regularly use the original KAATSU Nano unit with their KAATSU Air Bands. Awad and Hawley have used KAATSU to help with their rehabilitation from numerous injuries - all quite serious from broken pelvis bones to broken backs. They also use KAATSU in the course of their daily exercise routines. Awad talks of his daily need for KAATSU while Olympian Hawley talked about her own KAATSU journey in the podcast above. Awad is shown below on the day of his most recent injury - and soon thereafter during his recovery with his pink KAATSU Air Bands on his arms. To learn more about equestrian athlete Hawley who is looking to participate in her third Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo in 3-day eventing, visit hawleybennett.com. WHAT IS KAATSU? To learn more about KAATSU, visit KAATSU.COM.
31:58
September 9, 2020
Jonty Skinner Talks KAATSU
Certified KAATSU Specialist Jonty Skinner, a former world record holder and USA Swimming National and Olympic team coach, was recently inducted in the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He talks about his career and his path to the Hall of Fame above in the ASCA World Clinic in Washington D.C. His use of KAATSU and KAATSU Aqua was explained here on FloSwimming. WHAT IS KAATSU? Learn more about KAATSU at KAATSU.COM.
41:16
July 14, 2020
Tina Newman Talks KAATSU
KAATSU Skin Beauty From An Aesthetician's Perspective KAATSU has been used by skin care professionals and make-up artists for decades in Japan. Beauty care experts and aestheticians who cater to both young women and older women understand how increased blood flow in their clients' skin and face helps them on a number of wellness and cosmetic perspectives. In 2006, researchers from the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Metropolitan University studied what was anecdotally known by the KAATSU Beauty specialists. They published a formal study project titled, Effect of knee extension exercise with KAATSU on forehead cutaneous blood flow in healthy young and middle-aged women. In this study of women (average age 34.5 years), they concluded that the cutaneous blood circulation (circulation and blood supply of the skin) in the foreheads of test subjects were improved with unloaded unilateral knee extension exercises (i.e., 3 sets of 15 repetitions taking less than 75 seconds per set with a single KAATSU Air Band on their left upper leg without weights or resistance). The women performed the three-set series of exercises twice - for the first time, they did it without KAATSU, and for the second time with KAATSU with the KAATSU Air Band inflated initially to 140 SKU and ending eventually at 200 SKU. The blood flow in the foreheads of women was calculated from the blood velocity and red blood cell mass that was determined by laser blood flowmetry. This conclusion of how blood circulation in a KAATSU user's forehead is improved with relatively easy leg exercises that focus on the quadriceps and hamstrings seems either impossible or illogical. While the KAATSU users experienced no changes in blood lactate and hematocrit (i.e., volume percentage of red blood cells in blood), their norepinephrine levels increased. Norepinephrine is a naturally occurring chemical that acts as a stress hormone because the brain perceives that a stressful event has occurred. This natural biohack created by the KAATSU leg exercises helps improve the subjects' forehead cutaneous blood flow. The beauty care experts and aestheticians in Japan know that if KAATSU lower body exercises helps improve circulation and blood supply of the skin of the face, then KAATSU upper body exercises also do the same. source article... Learn more about KAATSU: kaatsu.com
40:38
June 3, 2020
Dave Carlson Talks KAATSU (Part 2)
Coach Dave Carlson gives daily shelter-in-place workouts to 15-16 year old freshmen and sophomores from Los Alamitos High School in Southern California. They all log in via their laptops or smartphones and are able to hear and see each other and their coach online. All high schools are closed and all sports practices and competitions are cancelled throughout Southern California in an attempt to limit the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the local population - a strategy that is becoming more and more widespread throughout the United States and many other countries. Carlson gives his student-athletes a series of upper body sets, lower body sets, core sets, and a technical skill workout - virtually as they participate on their smartphones and laptops. The entire workout is enhanced with KAATSU equipment in order to make their workouts as effective and efficient as possible. The students gather online in the early afternoon and have 5 minutes to catch up with together as they see everyone on the Google Meet platform. They laugh, share stories, and make each other smile. The virtual shelter-in-place workouts start with stretching exercises. Then Carlson goes through a series of upper body sets to strengthen the forearms, biceps, triceps, deltoids and lats. The entire workouts are done with either their KAATSU arm bands or KAATSU leg bands on. He also does some core work including balancing exercises and lower body exercises including squats and lunges with the KAATSU bands. He even adds in technical skills sets that teach the fundamentals of shooting a water polo ball. The students end the shelter-in-home workouts by themselves, laughing and enjoying each other's company—virtually—with no end in sight as they adapt to their new normal. SEE ARTICLE AND RELATED VIDEOS HERE: http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/03/shelter-in-place-workouts-at-home.html
27:17
May 29, 2020
Dave Carlson Talks KAATSU (Part 1)
Coach Dave Carlson gives daily shelter-in-place workouts to 15-16 year old freshmen and sophomores from Los Alamitos High School in Southern California. They all log in via their laptops or smartphones and are able to hear and see each other and their coach online. All high schools are closed and all sports practices and competitions are cancelled throughout Southern California in an attempt to limit the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the local population - a strategy that is becoming more and more widespread throughout the United States and many other countries. Carlson gives his student-athletes a series of upper body sets, lower body sets, core sets, and a technical skill workout - virtually as they participate on their smartphones and laptops. The entire workout is enhanced with KAATSU equipment in order to make their workouts as effective and efficient as possible. The students gather online in the early afternoon and have 5 minutes to catch up with together as they see everyone on the Google Meet platform. They laugh, share stories, and make each other smile. The virtual shelter-in-place workouts start with stretching exercises. Then Carlson goes through a series of upper body sets to strengthen the forearms, biceps, triceps, deltoids and lats. The entire workouts are done with either their KAATSU arm bands or KAATSU leg bands on. He also does some core work including balancing exercises and lower body exercises including squats and lunges with the KAATSU bands. He even adds in technical skills sets that teach the fundamentals of shooting a water polo ball. The students end the shelter-in-home workouts by themselves, laughing and enjoying each other's company—virtually—with no end in sight as they adapt to their new normal. SEE ARTICLE AND RELATED VIDEOS HERE: http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/03/shelter-in-place-workouts-at-home.html
28:02
May 22, 2020
Exclusivia Talks KAATSU with Steven Munatones
Steven Munatones has launched new products, services and technologies in the U.S. over the last 20 years. At TOTO Frontier, he licensed TOTO’s sanitary ware technologies outside of Japan. At RealLiveSports, he designed and marketed the ESPN Play by Play, a 2006 Toy of the Year. At Aruze Gaming America, he launched hybrid slot machine reel technology in the gaming industry. At the World Open Water Swimming Association, he utilized 9 years of national team coaching to help shape and promote the new Olympic sport of marathon swimming. The Harvard graduate and certified KAATSU Master Instructor co-founded KAATSU Global with Dr. Sato, the Japanese inventor of KAATSU, to introduce next-generation KAATSU equipment. LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: https://kaatsu-global.com
01:13:14
May 4, 2020
Exclusivia Talks KAATSU With John Doolittle
John Doolittle graduated from the US Air Force Academy back in the '90s. He served in the US Navy for 25 years where he was deployed as an officer in the SEAL teams. That's right, he's a Navy SEAL.  He's been in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan. He retired as a Navy captain after his last assignment, and then went on to become a certified KAATSU master instructor.  LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: https://kaatsu-global.com
25:20
May 4, 2020
Andre Metzger Talks "9 Hands"
Hall of Famer Andre Metzger is one of the most successful wrestlers in American history.  He has used KAATSU to help him recover from a wide variety of injuries.  He explains his concepts of The 9 Hands Principle which refers to his 2 hands, 2 knees, 2 knees, 2 elbows and head in wrestling - and its implications to the sport of swimming, a completely different sport.  He also talks about how athletes "Move with their minds and think with their body".  Whether it is KAATSU or The 9 Hands Principle, the complex applicability of both is astonishing to learn and appreciate. SEE THE VIDEOS... http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/04/andre-metzger-on-9-hands.html LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: https://kaatsu-global.com
33:40
May 4, 2020
Will Branum Talks KAATSU
A former U.S. Navy SEAL with 26 years of service, William Branum is the founder of Naked Warrior Recovery. At an early age in his home state of Mississippi, Branum knew he wanted to be part of a team that would push him beyond whatever limits he thought he had and still enjoy the outdoors and all it had to offer. He charged forward and became an Eagle Scout and joined the Navy immediately after high school graduation. After graduating from the famed Navy SEAL Training (BUD/S Class 208), he was stationed in Virginia Beach, then San Diego, and finally Oahu where he served on multiple SEAL Teams, taught SEAL Sniper School, and deployed around the globe. As with too many veterans, Branum suffered from numerous physical injuries and psychological symptoms that negatively impacted his well-being and quality of life. He talked about his use of KAATSU at home and in the Pacific Ocean, his company and THC-free CBD in the KAATSU At Home interview series with retired Navy SEAL captain John Doolittle and Steven Munatones. For information about Naked Warrior Recovery and Branum, visit here. SEE THE VIDEO: http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/04/kaatsu-at-home-with-will-branum-of.html LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: https://kaatsu-global.com
41:10
May 4, 2020
Chris Morgan with ASCA
Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan is the head coach of Gator Swim Club located in Massachusetts. During these times of lockdowns, quarantines, and shelter-in-place and stay-at-home ordinances, Morgan gives backyard pool swimming workouts, Zoom dryland training, and KAATSU Aqua workouts to his 300+ member team. SEE THE VIDEO... http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/04/chris-morgan-on-kaatsu-aqua.html LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU... https://kaatsu-global.com
16:52
May 4, 2020
Chris Morgan Talks KAATSU
Olympic swim coach Chris Morgan is the head coach of Gator Swim Club located in Massachusetts. During these times of lockdowns, quarantines, and shelter-in-place and stay-at-home ordinances, Morgan gives backyard pool swimming workouts, Zoom dryland training, and KAATSU Aqua workouts to his 300+ member team. SEE THE VIDEO... http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/04/chris-morgan-on-kaatsu-aqua.html LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU... https://kaatsu-global.com
42:37
May 4, 2020
Art Levine (Straight Talk) Talks KAATSU
Straight Talk is a weekly half hour talk show hosted by Art Levine and broadcast on cable systems in Long Beach and 40 surrounding cities reaching 650,000 cable viewers. In its 19th year on air, Straight Talk is the most watched and respected cable talk show in the greater Long Beach area. Levine interviewed Steven Munatones on July 27th 2019. SEE THE VIDEO... http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/04/straight-talk-with-art-levine-about.html  LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: https://kaatsu-global.com
37:32
May 3, 2020
Siim Land Discusses KAATSU
Estonian biohacker Siim Land is an author, public speaker, high performance coach, and content creator who has a popular podcast about optimizing health, performance, longevity, and well-being with many different biohacking techniques. Land's latest podcast is Slow Down Aging and Build Muscle With Kaatsu Training that can be heard here with KAATSU Global executives Steven Munatones and John Doolittle, a retired Navy SEAL Captain. http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/03/siim-land-discusses-kaatsu.html LEARN MORE: https://kaatsu-global.com
01:18:34
May 3, 2020
Dr. Mercola Talks KAATSU
"After careful review, it is clear to me that the KAATSU equipment is the best BFR equipment on the market, as it is the only one that allows you to do cycling or automatically cycling pressure on for 30 seconds and off for five seconds."  —Dr. Joseph Mercola KAATSU BLOG: http://www.kaatsublog.com/2020/03/dr-mercola-talks-kaatsu.html LEARN MORE ABOUT KAATSU: https://kaatsu-global.com
01:21:58
May 3, 2020
Ben Greenfield Fitness: The Official KAATSU Episode
Everything You Need To Know About How To Use Blood Flow Restriction For Muscle Gain, Injury Recovery, Testosterone, Growth Hormone & Much More! THE ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/transcripts/transcript-kaatsu LEARN MORE: https://kaatsu-global.com
01:26:10
May 2, 2020
Looking for a Great "After-Workout" Warm Down?
Looking for a great way to warm down after a heavy workout or sporting event? Try KAATSU. WHAT IS KAATSU? KAATSU is a revolutionary means of improving human performance, rehabilitation and recovery through increasing blood flow while producing a concurrent hormonal and metabolic response.  Used by Olympic and professional athletes, tactical athletes in the military, older Baby Boomers, and injured people and paraplegics. LEARN MORE: www.KAATSU-GLOBAL.com 
08:54
December 25, 2019
Blood Flow Moderation is NOT Blood Flow Restriction
EPISODE 003: Dr. David Chao explains the difference between Blood Flow Moderation (BFM) and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). WHAT IS KAATSU? KAATSU is a revolutionary means of improving human performance, rehabilitation and recovery through increasing blood flow while producing a concurrent hormonal and metabolic response.  Used by Olympic and professional athletes, tactical athletes in the military, older Baby Boomers, and injured people and paraplegics. LEARN MORE: www.KAATSU-GLOBAL.com 
15:20
December 21, 2019
KAATSU: Former U.S. Navy SEAL and Special Forces Operator John Doolittle
EPISODE 002: Former U.S. Navy Seal and Special Forces Operator John Doolittle describes the benefits of KAATSU. WHAT IS KAATSU? KAATSU is a revolutionary means of improving human performance, rehabilitation and recovery through increasing blood flow while producing a concurrent hormonal and metabolic response.  Used by Olympic and professional athletes, tactical athletes in the military, older Baby Boomers, and injured people and paraplegics. LEARN MORE: www.KAATSU-GLOBAL.com 
21:09
December 5, 2019
KAATSU: Green Beret Joe Lowrey
EPISODE 001: GREEN BERET JOE LOWREY Purple Heart recipient Joe Lowrey of Long Beach, California was injured in a firefight in Afghanistan and is rehabilitating with KAATSU in the comfort of his home.  His road to recovery is long, but has been enhanced with KAATSU. WHAT IS KAATSU? KAATSU is a revolutionary means of improving human performance, rehabilitation and recovery through increasing blood flow while producing a concurrent hormonal and metabolic response.  Used by Olympic and professional athletes, tactical athletes in the military, older Baby Boomers, and injured people and paraplegics. LEARN MORE: www.KAATSU-GLOBAL.com 
21:14
December 3, 2019