For who? Baby Boomers, retirees, competitive athletes, KAATSU Specialists
For what? Strength, stamina, functional movement
After people receive their new KAATSU equipment, they often ask for guidance looking for specific exercises to do with KAATSU the Original BFR.
Q1. How do I use the KAATSU Cycle 2.0?
Q2. What exercises should I do?
Q3. How am I supposed to workout?
The answers and recommendations entirely depend on what goals you are looking to achieve.
C1. I just want to get fit.
C2. I want to get stronger.
C3. I want to reduce the pain in my shoulders.
Each of these goals can require a number of specific exercises performed daily under the guidance of a personal trainer. Or, alternatively and strategically, you are easily use the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 for systemic gains in strength, muscle tone, flexibility and mobility.
The easiest and most convenient form of KAATSU exercises for the upper body are the Standard KAATSU 3-Point Exercises for the arms. As you turn the KAATSU Cycle 2.0 on, simply do repeated sets of Hand Clenches (i.e., repeatedly and slowly opening and closing your hands while spreading out your fingers), Biceps Curls (i.e., with a clenched fist, bring your hand slowly and repeatedly up towards your shoulder), and Triceps Extensions (i.e., with a clenched fist, move your hand slowly and repeatedly downwards and backwards).
You can also do any number of upper body stretches or calisthenics including standing close to a wall and pushing your body away from the wall (i.e., Wall Push-ups). You can do the Wall Push-ups during the 30 seconds when the KAATSU Air Bands are inflated with air – and then rest while the bands are deflated. You can also do Desk Push-ups or Regular Push-ups, which will be significantly more difficult, depending on the level of intensity that you wish.