What is the difference between KAATSU and traditional strength training?
KAATSU allows a stronger systemic anabolic stimulus with lighter weights in a shorter time. Strength and muscle gains can be achieved faster with KAATSU.


Is KAATSU an occlusion training?
No, correctly applied KAATSU alters blood flow pattern, it does not occlude the blood vessels. Occlusion is avoided by KAATSU as a safety rule under all circumstances.


How many times a week should I use KAATSU?
The KAATSU Cycle can be used from 2 times a week up to 3 times a day. KAATSU training can be used 2-5 times a week.


How do I train my core muscles with KAATSU ?

All abdominal exercises can be combined with KAATSU! The strong secretion of growth hormone in the KAATSU is a body-wide effect, so that all parts of the body benefit from it. Using appropriate full-body exercises, such as push-ups, also the muscles close to the trunk receive an effective training stimulus.


Can I use KAATSU after injuries such as bone fractures or muscle tendon tears?
Yes, there are even specific KAATSU training protocols for the fastest possible healing of fractures and tissue injuries.


How long does a KAATSU training take?
5 to 10 minutes are usually enough.


What kind of exercises are suitable for KAATSU?
A special KAATSU feature is the use of very light resistance (eg rubber bands, dumbbells in the single-digit kilogram range, body weight exercises). Bodyweight exercises should be performed at the beginning under facilitated conditions. In competitive sports it is possible to do the sport under KAATSU conditions. Special training protocols are necessary for this.


Can KAATSU also be used in the water?
Yes, the special KAATSU Aquabands have been developed for this purpose.


What’s the difference between the KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Training?
The KAATSU Cycle is a series of KAATSU-on (tape printing) and KAATSU-off (no tape printing). These interval-like pressure cycles modify the blood flow circulation without muscle contraction and are useful, for example, in rehabilitation phases in which no muscle contractions are possible or contraindicated. The KAATSU Cycle can also be used to accelerate regeneration by speeding the removal of metabolic intermediates via the veins. KAATSU Training, on the other hand, includes sports activities under KAATSU conditions, such as walking, running, cycling, swimming or strength training.


What is the right pressure at KAATSU ?
The optimal pressure is subject to daily fluctuations and varies greatly from person to person. Other factors include age, fitness level, limb circumference, hydration status, and previous KAATSU experience. The KAATSU training system has a special algorithm that adjusts the optimum pressure for each person.


Are there any potentially dangerous effects?
KAATSU is a very safe training method with a proper KAATSU application with the patented equipment provided and under the guidance of a certified KAATSU specialist. An occlusion training (complete bonding) with converted equipment, however, is classified as potentially dangerous.


Are there age restrictions for KAATSU ?
In Japan, 4-year-old children and 101-year-olds have already been trained with KAATSU.


What does KAATSU mean ?

KAATSU is a Japanese word and trademarked term where KA means “additional” and ATSU means “pressure”.