Osaka: A Visit to Adamas

Osaka: A Visit to Adamas

KAATSU Personal Training Gym - Adamas Our trip next took us to Osaka. While we didn't have much time in Osaka, we were fortunate to experience an entire KAATSU workout from start to finish at Adamas. Trainer Mari Masuda arranged for us to observe a workout with one of...

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Next Stop: Medical Fitness Yamato

Next Stop: Medical Fitness Yamato

Medical Fitness Yamato We were really looking forward to visiting Medical Fitness Yamato. Unfortunately, with the heat being so high, Andrea decided to stay back so I attended on my own. I arrived slightly early and was warmly greeted by Yuichi Nakao, a personal...

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First Stop: Life Support-Y

First Stop: Life Support-Y

Kumamoto City has a population of roughly 740,000 people. When looking online I could only find two places that offered KAATSU training. Thankfully, I was able to visit both of them. Each clinic provided KAATSU training in different ways and in different environments...

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Confirming KAATSU in Kumamoto!

Confirming KAATSU in Kumamoto!

My first visit to Japan was in 1991. I'd just graduated from U of T and was eager to explore the world. A friend of mine and I were supposed to go to Osaka together but when those plans fell through, another friend helped set me up with a homestay in Hitoyoshi City,...

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i-Heart KAATSU

i-Heart KAATSU

I was washing my vehicle today when my neighbour came home. Most of the time I'll use an automatic car wash, but today I was carefully washing the car by hand. My neighbour commented that it must be a special occasion. Indeed, it was šŸ™‚ I've thought about getting a...

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10 Sleeps to TLOTRS!

10 Sleeps to TLOTRS!

I'm a fan of The Lord of The Rings. I grew up with it, but we never used the acronym "LOTR"Ā  when I was introduced to it in grade 4. For those wondering what "TLOTRS" is, let me say that it has nothing to do with Tolkien šŸ˜‰ We're headed to Japan, also known as "The...

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27 Sleeps to Japan!

27 Sleeps to Japan!

Well, we won't be there in time for cherry blossom season, but we're now making plans to go to Japan! The main reason we'll be going is to attend the Sportec sports trade show being held at the beginning of August in Tokyo. Dr. Sato will be there for the show and...

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Dr. Dituri Breaks the Record!

Dr. Dituri Breaks the Record!

While it's not the main point of his adventure, Joseph Dituri, Ph.D., a.k.a. "Dr. DeepSea" has broken the world record for time living underwater. He posted on Instagram: Iā€™m humbled that my curiosity for discovery has led me here. My goal from day 1 has been to...

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Clot Busting KAATSU?

Clot Busting KAATSU?

I learn something new about KAATSU seemingly almost every day. Someone asked me about the potential for blood clots with KAATSU. It turns out, KAATSU use seems to be anti-fibrinolytic. Who knew? In case you're wondering, fibrin is a major component of blood clots....

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Ignorance On Display

Ignorance On Display

Happy Monday! I'm feeling a little feisty. A sharp-eyed reader let me know about an article by an emergency room doctor talking about precautions to take when using KAATSU. He started his article by saying KAATSU and BFR are the same thing. I wish there had been a...

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KAATSU Canada in Rochester

KAATSU Canada in Rochester

Behind the scenes at KAATSU Canada is Andrea, quietly keeping the administrative side of the business running smoothly. She's also an Occupational Therapist with 30 years experience. This weekend she's taking a course in Rochester, so I'm here as well. I'm a pretty...

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KAATSU Resources, Eh?

KAATSU Resources, Eh?

There's plenty of information about KAATSU online already. What the heck am I doing with a greenscreen? Well, I've been thinking that despite the information available, sometimes people can benefit from hearing the same information a slightly different way. So, soon...

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