Getting Started With KAATSU
Congratulations! You’ve got a new KAATSU unit. Now the fun begins!
Your needs are unique to you, so how you use KAATSU will depend on what your personal goals are. This page has links to some of the available resources from KAATSU Global as well as KAATSU Canada.
A few thoughts:
- KAATSU is generally safe, but there are some contraindications. These were listed on all the product pages so I hope you’ve read it already, but if not, see the list here.
- Here is our list of Frequently Asked Questions about KAATSU
- Before using KAATSU, please make sure you are well hydrated. Have 500 ml (2 cups) of water at least an hour before you start KAATSU, and if you’re exercising while using KAATSU, ensure you remain hydrated.
KAATSU B1 Hardware
If you’ve purchased a KAATSU B1, click on the video to the right to see our B1 introduction video.
KAATSU B1 Manual
The KAATSU B1 manual is not available from KAATSU Global. However, since the protocols used with the B1 are similar to the KAATSU C3, you fill find much of the necessary information there. Click here to access the PDF of the KAATSU C3 manual.
KAATSU C3 Hardware
If you’ve purchased a KAATSU C3, click on the video to the right to see the official KAATSU Global unboxing video.
KAATSU C3 Manual
Click here to access the PDF of the KAATSU C3 manual.
How to Wear KAATSU Bands
Watch the video to the right for basic information on how to wear the KAATSU Arm Bands.
How to Use KAATSU
There is no single answer to the question “How do I use KAATSU?”. The way YOU use KAATSU will be different from how other people use KAATSU depending on your goals, your age, your fitness level, your activity level etc.
With that in mind, the resources below will hopefully give you some inspiration on how to best use KAATSU for your specific situation.
KAATSU for Sedentary Users
For users who don’t have a regular, dedicated exercise routine, these ideas are for you.
KAATSU 3-Point Exercises for Arms – the basic, universal exercises developed by Dr. Sato
KAATSU 3-Point Exercises for Legs – the basic, universal exercises developed by Dr. Sato
KAATSU Advanced 3-Point Exercises for Legs – stepping it up a little
Please keep in mind – these are starting points for things you can do with KAATSU – but you don’t necessarily have to exercise when using KAATSU. Just incorporating KAATSU into your everyday activities will also provide benefits. Wearing KAATSU while you’re walking, standing and doing the dishes, sitting and working at your desk or watching television will still provide incremental physiological benefits over time.
KAATSU for Regular Exercisers
If you’re a person who already works out, then this section is for you.
There are a variety of KAATSU-specific exercise videos available online. These were done by Laurel Kuzins, a yoga, Pilates, GroupX Instructor and Functional Mobility Specialist from Santa Monica, California. These are available on YouTube – but click on this link to find them compiled on the KAATSU Global blog: https://www.kaatsublog.com/search?q=laurel+kuzins
If you’re looking for other inspiration, Dr. Cory Keirn provides a variety of videos introducing KAATSU, and providing workout information. These videos are also available on the KATASU Global blog: https://www.kaatsublog.com/search?q=cory+keirn
Check out the KAATSU Family of Products
KAATSU products and protocols are the safest way to train using Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). Suitable for all ages and abilities, KAATSU products automatically and safely optimize blood circulation for improved health, fitness, rehabilitation, and recovery.
KAATSU products are available for personal or professional use.