Waist Workouts With KAATSU

Waist Workouts With KAATSU

For who? Work-at-home employees, student-athletes, retirees, Baby Boomers
For what? Functional movement, strength, flexibility, mobility, KAATSU At Home

As we age, fat especially around the waistline seems to be more easily and quickly accumulated. It also becomes increasingly difficult to lose this fat.

But KAATSU the Original BFR can be effectively and efficiently used to tone your waist in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and beyond.

Some typical waist-slimming and waist-toning exercises are ideally performed after a KAATSU warm-up. A warm-up consists of the KAATSU 3-Point Exercises performed in the KAATSU Cycle mode.

The KAATSU 3-Point Exercises with the KAATSU Air Bands on your legs includes Toe Curls + Toe Raises + Heel Raises while sitting for weaker users or Toe Curls + Toe Raises + Standing Leg Curls + Quarter Squats for stronger users.

Waist-slimming exercises include the following:

1. Sit-ups

  • Snugly place the KAATSU Air Bands on your arms.
  • Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your toes flat on the ground.
  • Concentrate on your abdominal muscle and slowly raise your body while exhaling.
  • Lift your body as high as possible 5 – 20 times using only your abdominal muscle while your arms are relaxed.

2. Side Bends

  • Snugly place the KAATSU Air Bands on your arms.
  • Stand with your legs slightly wider than your shoulders.
  • Hold a plastic water bottle or light dumbbell in one hand.
  • Relax your shoulders and place your other hand on your hip.
  • Slowly lean toward the side with your hand on your hip and then return to the standing position.
  • Repeat 5 – 20 times on one side.
  • Then repeat the same exercise on the other side after you switch the water bottle to your other hand.
  • Repeat this exercise daily or, optimally, twice per day (both in the morning and afternoon or evening).

3. Trunk Twists

  • Snugly place the KAATSU Air Bands on your arms.
  • Stand with your legs slightly wider than your shoulders.
  • Relax your shoulders and place both hands on your hips.
  • Slowly twist your body to one side, return to the original position, and then slowly twist to the other side.
  • Repeat 5 – 20 times on both sides.
  • Then repeat the same exercise on the other side after you switch the water bottle to your other hand.
  • Repeat this exercise daily or, optimally, twice per day (both in the morning and afternoon or evening).

Key Point

  • The KAATSU Air Bands should be place snugly on your arms. Snugly means that you can put one finger between the KAATSU Air Bands and your skin – but not two or three fingers. If you can put two or three fingers between the bands and your skin, the bands should be manually tightened a bit more.