9. Using the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 – KAATSU 3-Point Exercises for Your Arms

For who? Tactical athletes, physical therapists, KAATSU Specialists
For what? Recovery

Hand clenches illustrationKAATSU 3-point Exercises are a fundamental part of the standard KAATSU protocol for the arms.

The KAATSU 3-point Exercises were invented in the 1970s by Dr Sato. These simple exercises have been performed safely and effectively among millions of individual KAATSU sessions among people of all ages and abilities with myriad physical conditions or ailments.

The KAATSU 3-point Exercises can be performed while you are either doing KAATSU Cycles (tethered or connected to the KAATSU Cycle 2.0) or KAATSU Training (untethered or disconnected to the KAATSU Cycle 2.0).

KAATSU Arm 3-point Exercises

bicep curls illustrationThe KAATSU 3-point Exercises for the arms involves Hand Clenches, Biceps Curls and Tricep Extensions [illustrations on left].

Each set of exercises can be done 3-4 times each with a maximum of 20 seconds rest between each set. Ideally, the number of repetitions for each exercise decreases before you reach muscular or technical failure* (or fatigue).

That is, an ideal set would be 25-30 repetitions on set #1, 10-15 repetitions on set #2, and 5-10 repetitions on set #3. Even if only 1-2 repetitions are completed on the last set, this failure signal sent to the central nervous system is one of the desired outcomes of KAATSU.

* Technical failure is defined when you start to do improper technique tricep extensions illustrations(movement) due to an increasing sense of fatigue. At this point, the set should be stopped.