People often think KAATSU is something that only those who work out can use. I agree that KAATSU is great in the gym, but the fact is KAATSU will “boost” the physiological effect of any kind of movement, no matter what you’re doing, and no matter your fitness level. If you’re moving (and even if you’re not), KAATSU can help you be more fit.
Adding Pressure Makes the Difference
Every time you use your muscles you create create metabolic waste. How much waste you create depends on how much effort you’re exerting. When you exert yourself only a little, your body can easily remove the waste through your circulatory system. The more you exert yourself, the faster you create metabolic waste. If you exert yourself hard enough, you create more metabolic waste than your body can clear right away. KAATSU changes this process by adding pressure.
When the KAATSU Air Bands inflate, they add pressure that slows the venous return of blood from the limb to the heart. This causes the metabolic waste you create to build up a little more in the limb, even with light exertion. Your body senses the higher waste level – which it attributes to you having exerted yourself more strenuously than you did – and responds accordingly. This “biohack” results in your body releasing higher levels of Growth Hormone, IGF-1, Nitric Oxide, VEGF, and other beneficial metabolites than it otherwise would.
What Activities Can You Do with KAATSU?
You can use KAATSU during almost any activity. Use KAATSU on your arms or legs while using a walking mower or while trimming grass. Washing dishes in the sink? Use KAATSU on your arms. Writing an essay on your computer? Use KAATSU on your arms while you’re typing. Then, use KAATSU on your legs to help counteract the negative effects of sitting. KAATSU will trigger beneficial physiological processes in your body even with light activities.
Life your regular life. Add KAATSU to make it healthier 🙂