For who? Women, athletes, Baby Boomers, KAATSU users
For what? Muscular tone, posture, strength, functional movement, hormonal response, stress relief
Sitting is called the Silent Addiction of the 21st century.
We all sit way too much.
A majority of humans sit more than ever before in human history. Sitting for long periods of time – as we do in our offices and homes – leads to a number of health concerns. The problems with sitting too much include obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels.
So what can KAATSU Sitting do? What can KAATSU Standing accomplish?
KAATSU Sitting and KAATSU Standing can lead to strong glutes, good posture, improved energy throughout the day, and a confident walking gait – like 56-year-old aesthetician Tina Newman in the photo on the left.
KAATSU Sitting and KAATSU Standing can very effectively replicate the effects of movement and exercise. We can do KAATSU Sitting in the course of our day without impacting our work or responsibilities. By tightening the KAATSU Air Bands around your legs, whether you are in the office or at home, whether you are typing emails or watching television, you can literally workout and tone your muscles.
KAATSU Sitting 101
- Snugly tighten the KAATSU Air Bands around your upper legs, right against your groin with “one-finger tightness” (so you can put one finger between the bands and your legs, but not two fingers).
- Always be well hydrated before and during your KAATSU sessions.
- Only do Progressive KAATSU Cycles (i.e., start off with the lowest pressure settings and then gradually increase after each set).
- Do no more than 6 consecutive sets of KAATSU Cycles, but you can do this twice per day as your body becomes acclimated to KAATSU.
KAATSU Sitting At A Desk
- With the KAATSU Air Bands on your upper legs and the KAATSU Cycles on, keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest.
- Do not cross your legs. Your ankles should be directly in front of your knees.
- Maintain a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat.
- Keep your knees at or below the level of your hips.
- If necessary, adjust the backrest of your chair in order to support your low- and mid-back or, alternatively, use a back support.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and keep your forearms parallel to the ground (if you are typing, using your smartphone, reading or listening to music).
- Occasionally stretch your upper body.
- Alternatively and occasionally if you are in your office or at home relaxing, you can also throw in KAATSU Standing sessions.
- With the KAATSU Air Bands on your upper legs and the KAATSU Cycles on, bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet.
- Keep your knees slightly bent.
- Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart.
- Let your arms hang naturally down the sides of the body.
- Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled down and backward.
- Tuck your stomach in.
- Keep your head level. Your earlobes should be in line with your shoulders. Do not push your head forward, backward, or to the side.
- Occasionally shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or one foot to the other.
- Repeatedly squeeze your glutes if you like.
KAATSU Sitting In The Office
KAATSU Sitting and KAATSU Standing are two very effective modalities that not only offset the ravages of too much sitting and help develop the lower body musculature, but also are time-effective, convenient means to accomplish lower body and core toning while working or relaxing.