Outside Magazine recently published an article entitled, “Is Blood-Flow Restriction the Future of Performance?” Reporter Hayden Carpenter points that that Olympic athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin have started adopting the training technique to increase endurance, muscle mass, and more. The global revolution started in 2014 with KAATSU Global and its patented KAATSU equipment and proprietary, protocols.
Carpenter is a climber and a writer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
KAATSU® was invented in Japan by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in 1966 and was quietly used by a number of competitive, Olympic and professional athletes in Japan for decades before it was introduced in the United States in 2014. KAATSU’s line of products are engineered and designed in Southern California where KAATSU Global established itself as the pioneer and gold standard in the emerging Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) market that automatically and safely optimizes blood circulation for health, fitness, rehabilitation, and recovery.
KAATSU® equipment (KAATSU M3, KAATSU Nano, KAATSU Cycle 2.0, KAATSU C3, KAATSU B1) includes a small automated compressor and pneumatic, stretchable bands which are placed around your arms or legs. The bands inflate and deflate in a patented sequence based on algorithms that boost circulation, improve hormonal balance, and develop muscle tone in a time-effective manner with a minimum of effort.
KAATSU® equipment and proprietary protocols offer unparalleled performance, precision, and safety for users of all ages, fitness levels, and walks of life – and can be used anywhere anytime to help you Recover Faster, Rehab Stronger and Perform Better.
KAATSU® equipment and proprietary protocols are also widely used by Summer Olympic medalists in swimming, water polo, diving, track & field, wrestling, boxing, basketball, baseball, soccer, etc.