74-year-old Tap Nixon On KAATSU, Day 4

74-year-old Tap Nixon, a former basketball player, hurt his left shoulder that has restricted his range of motion and eliminated his ability to shoot basketballs. He talks about the effects of KAATSU after today’s KAATSU session.

He did his first 15-minute session of KAATSU on April 9th, a second 15-minute session on April 11th, a third 20-minute session on April 12th, and a fourth 20-minute session on April 17th 2018.

He did 5 KAATSU Cycles (totaling 15 minutes) on the KAATSU Master device using KAATSU Air Bands at a Base SKU pressure of 30 SKU and an Optimal Pressure of 260 SKU on his arms. He added two KAATSU Cycles on his legs of 35 Base SKU and 320 Optimal SKU on his legs.

During the KAATSU Cycles on his arms, he did the standard KAATSU 3-Point Exercises (Hand Clenches + Biceps Curls + Triceps Extensions) while the pressure was on and he rested while the pressure was off. He used 2 lb dumbbells to do Biceps Curls during one of the KAATSU Cycles.

When the KAATSU Air Bands were on his legs during the first KAATSU Cycle, he just sat. During the second KAATSU Cycle, he did leg extensions on his left leg while sitting and contracting his quadriceps.

His improved range of motion of his left shoulder is markedly significant from Day One [see here].

The strategy for Tap is to do 6 sessions within the first two weeks, focusing on his left arm. The subsequent 2-week period will focus on his left leg where he had two hip surgeries. The final 2-week period will focus on his mobile agility and shooting ability on a basketball court. This is his goal: move fluidly without a limp and shoot basketballs.

For his full progression over two weeks, visit here.

For an explanation on what is happening physiologically, click here.