KAATSU Cycle Kit
(Specialist Certification Training and Exam Registration
+ KAATSU Cycle + KAATSU Air Bands)
Gain Access to the KAATSU Specialist Certification Training and Exam!
The KAATSU Cycle Kit enables you to secure your KAATSU Certification and your KAATSU Equipment in one convenient transaction.
If you need to order products separately, click here.
KAATSU Cycle vs. KAATSU Nano:
What is the Difference?
One of the most important distinctions to make in KAATSU is the difference between KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Training.
The Similarities and the Differences
- Both the KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Nano can be used by individuals.
- The form factor of the KAATSU Nano and KAATSU Cycle is the same.
- The $2,100 KAATSU Nano including ALL of the available KAATSU functions—specifically the KAATSU Cycle and KAATSU Training modalities.
- The $1,875 KAATSU Cycle is a KAATSU Cycle-only unit that specifically has 3 different KAATSU Cycle modalities (low + medium + high).
Which one is right for you?
- If you are younger and more fit, and want to intensely train or workout more vigorously, then the KAATSU Nano is recommended.
- If you are rehabilitating, older or in lesser (or weakened) physical shape, and only want to do light exercises or very simple non-impact exercises, then the KAATSU Cycle is recommended.
If you want to order the KAATSU Nano or KAATSU Master packages, click on the links below:
- KAATSU Nano Package (FOR INDIVIDUAL USE)
- KAATSU Nano Package (FOR COMMERCIAL USE)
- KAATSU Master Package
KAATSU Air Bands
The KAATSU Air Bands come in 3 sizes: small, medium and large for both the arms and legs. The Arm Bands are shorter and thinner than the longer and wider Leg Bands. Controls on both the KAATSU Master and KAATSU Nano allow for different amounts of compressed air when using the Arm Bands versus the Leg Bands. The Arm Bands and Leg Bands can be inflated to different pressures depending if the users are injured or undergoing rehabilitation on one limb.
The KAATSU Air Bands are specifically constructed to inflate only towards the limb during KAATSU training or rehabilitation. Velcro on the inside holds the Air Bands in place.
The KAATSU Air Bands are sold as a set, which includes 2 Arm Bands and 2 Leg Bands, but only one pair of bands (either arms or legs) can be used at one time. The Bands should be placed as close as possible to the proximal ends of the limbs and placed over clothing, not on bare skin. The bands are connected to either the KAATSU Master or KAATSU Nano via translucent Air Tubes and Connectors. The inflation of the bands is precisely controlled by sensors in either the KAATSU Master or KAATSU Nano.
The KAATSU Air Bands can be immediately deflated by various controls on both the KAATSU Master and KAATSU Nano. Alternatively, the bands can be easily removed by pulling the Velcro tabs to take off.
What size of KAATSU Air Bands should you use?
KAATSU Air Bands are available in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Measure the circumference of the top of your arm (right by your armpit) and the circumference of the top of your leg (right alongside your groin). Those circumferences will determine the appropriate size for your KAATSU Air Bands.
Small: less than 18 km (7.06 inches)
Medium: 18 – 28 cm (7.06 – 11.02 inches)
Large: 28 – 38 cm (11.02 – 14.96 inches)
Extra Large: 38 – 48 cm (14.96 – 18.89 inches)
Small: less than 40 cm (15.74 inches)
Medium: 40 – 50 cm (15.74 – 19.68 inches)
Large: 50 – 60 cm (19.68 – 23.62 inches)
Extra Large: 60 – 70 cm (23.62 – 27.55 inches)
If you exceed 48 cm in circumference on your upper arms or 70 cm in circumference on your upper legs, then special order KAATSU Air Bands are recommended.
A KAATSU Case Study
One month before the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Todd Lodwick suffered a devastating injury. The 2010 silver medalist broke his leg, shoulder and tore ligaments when a practice jump went terribly wrong. Doctors recommended surgery, but that would mean no Olympics.
However, there was one other option…
Todd Lodwick chose KAATSU, and the results were witnessed by the entire world, as Todd not only competed in the Olympics but was honored to be the flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic Team.
Dramatically Reduced Recovery Time
The most distinctive feature of KAATSU training is that it produces a significant effect… in a short time… using extremely light loads. The significance of this for Todd Lodwick was that KAATSU Training dramatically reduced his recovery time so that he was able to compete in the Olympics. The fact that he even placed 6th exceeded all expectations.