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“It’s the most revolutionary training methodology I’ve ever seen.”

Bode Miller, 6-time Olympic Medalist

dr-sato-at-harvard-01 KAATSU Training goes to Harvard University.
Dr. Yoshiaki Sato, 67-year old inventor of KAATSU Training, attended the 2015 KAATSU International Society Symposium at Harvard University in November of this year and is looking forward to next year’s event.
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Active KAATSU Users…

  • NASA
  • Players in the NFL
  • Players in the NBA
  • Players in Major League Baseball
  • Players in the National Hockey League
  • West Point
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Kentucky
  • Ohio University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Franklin College
  • University of North Texas
  • Olympic skiers including gold medalists
  • Athletes at the Center of Excellence, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association
  • Andre Metzger, 2-time NCAA champion wrestler
  • Szolnoki Vízilabda Sport Club, a Hungarian professional water polo team
  • The Yard Strength, Hermosa Beach
  • Taco Bell (corporate headquarters)
  • John Sullivan, Psy.D., sports scientist
  • Jeremy Stubin of The Yard
  • Jeff Nichols, former Navy SEAL of Virginia High Performance
  • Mike Brungardt
  • John Murray of Murray Athletics
  • David Androile of MIT
  • Robert Strauss, Mexican Olympian
  • Roy Burch, two-time Olympian from Bermuda
  • Ous Mellouli, 3-time Olympic medalist
  • Diana Nyad
  • Dirk Reinicke, Swiss Olympic Swim Team coach
  • Swiss Olympic swimmers
  • Dr. Arthur Ting, orthopedic surgeon
  • Dr. Lyle Nalli, podiatrist
  • Eric Karros, LA Dodger and Fox Sports
  • Todd Tisue, big-wave surfer
  • Peter Lansbury, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School professor of neurology
  • Alan Mikesky, Ph.D. of IUPUI
  • Allen Farrell, Harvard Law Professor
  • Gators Swim Club of Massachusetts
  • Washington Redskins
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Oakland Raiders
  • New York Jets
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Washington Wizards
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • New York Knicks
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • North Melbourne Kangaroos
  • Leicester City Football Club
  • USA Rugby
  • Western Australia Institute of Sport
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Fairfield College
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of Manitoba
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Naval Special Warfare
  • Fort Bragg
  • MIT
  • Institute of Human & Machine Cognition


Basic questions and answers about KAATSU Training


Who uses KAATSU?

People who use KAATSU include professional athletes in all four major pro leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL), NCAA champions and Olympic medalists in various sports, but the largest percentage of KAATSU users are aging Baby Boomers for health and rehabilitation purposes.

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What is KAATSU?

KAATSU is the next evolution of fitness. KAATSU consists of 4 pneumatic bands that go around your upper arms and upper legs. The compression of these bands is controlled for safety by an easy-to-use, lightweight control unit with a touch screen panel and memory.

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Where can you do KAATSU?

KAATSU can be easily and conveniently used at work, at school, at home and during travel or for recovery from a hard workout. KAATSU is only used for a maximum of 20 minutes per session, but most people only KAATSU between 5-10 minutes per use.

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When (how often) can you do KAATSU?

It is recommended to use KAATSU at least twice per week, but it can be used daily by people of any age and background.

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Why is KAATSU beneficial?

KAATSU is used to maintain or increase muscular strength and size without using heavy weights or resistance as well as stimulate the secretion of Growth Hormones.

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How does KAATSU work?

The KAATSU equipment applies compression on the upper arms and upper legs. KAATSU (which means “additional pressure” in Japanese) serves the opposite of a tourniquet. The compression engorges the limbs with blood that leads to a cascade of safe and natural physiological reactions in the body. KAATSU leads to a disturbance of homeostasis where simple exercise becomes difficult or cannot be sustained. This leads to a failure signal sent to the central nervous system and the subsequent secretion of Growth Hormones. KAATSU is the body’s safe way to replicate vigorous exercise due to the natural physiological reaction of doing simple movement while the limbs are engorged with blood.

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Can You Work Out Less,
Get More Results?

Kaatsu training is drawing more adherents with promises of more gain, less pain

By Eleanor Warnock and Rachel Bachman
Dec. 21, 2015 11:17 a.m. ET


American skier Todd Lodwick suffered a shoulder injury in a crash about a month before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The six-time U.S. Olympian in Nordic combined, an event that pairs cross-country skiing and ski jumping, faced final…

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KAATSU on Wall Street Journal™  Video

Could the Kaatsu Workout Be the Most Efficient Exercise?

12/21/2015 11:00AM

Japanese bodybuilder Yoshiaki Sato says he has a way for Hollywood’s aging action stars to stay as youthful and fit as ever. It’s a workout regime that promises to deliver the benefits of a three-hour workout in only 30 minutes.
Photo: Miho Inada/The Wall Street Journal
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“KAATSU Training is blowing fitness researchers’ minds.”

Jon R. Anderson, Staff Writer