KAATSU is blood flow moderation exercise and means “additional pressure” in Japanese. This advanced training technique uses a regulator and pneumatic bands to safely restrict blood flow to the arms and legs. Your CRT (capillary refill time) is continuously monitored so your blood flow is never occluded. By manipulating the circulation when exercising, the brain is tricked into believing that the body is undergoing a strenuous workout. With light weights or even just body weight exercises, the muscles experience rapid fatigue in a short period of time. Because there’s NO muscle damage after KAATSU workouts you make consistent gains in strengthening and toning your muscles.
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