KAATSU Master Package
(Specialist Certification Training and Exam Registration
+ KAATSU Master + KAATSU Air Bands)
Gain Access to the KAATSU Specialist Certification Training and Exam!
The KAATSU Master Package enables you to secure your KAATSU Certification and your KAATSU Equipment in one convenient transaction.
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The KAATSU Master is a robust, handheld, portable 1,134g (2.5 lbs.) touch-screen device used in hospitals and medical clinics in Japan as well as in fitness gyms, among sports teams, and by military personnel.
It is intended for use by the Certified KAATSU Specialists who work with multiple users in a KAATSU studio or with players at a workout site. The KAATSU Master provides amounts of compressed air to inflatable KAATSU Air Bands that are strapped around the upper arms or upper legs of the users. The KAATSU Master precisely controls and monitors inflation to the KAATSU Air Bands in order to optimally moderate blood flow in the arms and legs at different levels for low-intensity exercise appropriate to each individual as part of a muscle training, sports-specific or rehabilitation program.
The KAATSU Air Bands can be disconnected from the KAATSU Master so that the users can workout independently from the KAATSU Master. It can create pressure as high as 500 SKU (Standard KAATSU Units).
The KAATSU Master contains powerful dual air compressors so the KAATSU Air Bands on each limb can be inflated to different pressures. This is especially important when the users are injured or undergoing rehabilitation on one side, or there is an imbalance on one side versus the other. There are several controls in the device and in the software that allow for the immediate deflation of the KAATSU Air Bands.
The KAATSU Master can be used with standard electrical outlets or run continuously for 2.5 hours on a rechargeable battery.
It has memory capacity to store information on 200 individual KAATSU sessions for up to 300 users. This data includes the specific pressures used, the amount of time spent doing KAATSU, the capillary refill time, and the type of exercises, can be uploaded to and analyzed at the KAATSU database.
The KAATSU Master can be automated for specific individual workouts through the KAATSU Cycle function. The maximum time for KAATSU can also be set on both the arms (15 minutes) and legs (20 minutes).
Personal information is displayed on a touch screen that also enables viewing of video files.
The KAATSU Master can work with both KAATSU Air Bands and KAATSU Aqua Bands.
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.