What is KAATSU? It's a safe, effective, user-friendly exercise, rehabilitation and recovery "biohack" invented in Japan in 1966. KAATSU training allows you to get a total-body, muscles-maxed workout - the kind that usually takes hours with heavy, sweat-soaked weights or pounding miles of road and trail - all in less than an hour and without the need for such strenuous exercise. In fact, KAATSU can be used when you're lying down, doing the dishes, taking out the recycling or taking your dog for a walk.
Ultimately, KAATSU is about improving your quality of life. It can benefit individuals of all ages and abilities whether you're doing post-stroke rehabilitation, interested in improving overall
wellness, or are a professional athlete. Studies show it can create lean muscle mass and stronger bones as well as improve cardiovascular health, endurance, and metabolism.
How Does It Work? Using special pneumatic bands that you put around your arms or legs, KAATSU safely slows down the blood flow returning to your heart which allows blood to pool in your limbs longer than it typically does. Blood then reaches normally unused capillaries and mobilizes muscle fibers while also raising the concentration of lactic acid. The lactic acid then triggers the pituitary gland to pump out human growth hormone (HGH) which is vital for cell regeneration and growth, as well as maintaining healthy human tissue in the brain and various vital organs. This chain of events is what happens when you exercise. But when using KAATSU, your body is "tricked" into thinking it's undergoing an intense workout even when it's not. In fact, studies show that KAATSU training increased HGH production by 190% — nearly twice the increase with heavy resistance training alone! In addition, IGF1 (insulin growth factor), and VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) are also increased, promoting nitric oxide, an important molecule for cardiovascular health. (Go here for an even deeper dive into science, and here to read the extensive research.)
At 360 Strong, we use the non-EMF version of KAATSU called Cycle 2.0. It includes both training and cycle functions, and it's customizable to the user.
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KAATSU alone provides impressive health benefits. Including a program of weight-bearing activity, vibration or vascular therapies, supplement support and an overall wellness lifestyle can take your health goals to the next level and beyond!
X3 Strength Training
The X3 Bar is a gym without the gym. It provides variable resistance training that allows you to have better outcomes than free weights or resistance bands in as little as 10 minutes. Combined with KAATSU, X3 Strength training is powerhouse workout. Go here for more information.
TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. The concept is simple: you use two straps with your feet or hands to partially suspend your body, then you use your own body weight as resistance. Every movement requires an integration of core, mobility, stability, strength, balance and coordination.
Whole-Body Vibration Therapy
Whole-body vibration therapy uses a vibrating platform that produces a minuscule movement as you stand, stretch, or perform modest movements. Vibration plates are used around the world for people of all physical abilities, from spinal cord injuries to professional athletes. Your brain will communicate with every muscle to keep you upright, and can help improve your circulation, balance, posture and collagen production.
BEMER Vascular Therapy
All functions of the body use electromagnetic signals. Increasing those signals with Bio Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation (BEMER), via a comfortable mat you simply lie down on, has been proven to improve blood flow and lead to further physiological benefits such as:
Improving the body’s nutrient and oxygen supply and waste disposal
Improving cardiac function
Increasing physical fitness, endurance, strength and energy
Enhancing concentration, mental acuity, stress reduction and relaxation
Better sleep management
Body Wellness Supplements
Taking targeted nutrients can provide a synergistic effect when combined with exercise.
360 Medicine Stand Strong-CF (D3, K2, Choline, Olive Extract, Silicon)
Our coaches are happy to give you more information. Be sure to ask for a copy of our handout, "360 Medicine Peptide Therapy."
With a rented KAATSU Cycle 2.0 unit or your own, you can have a virtual Zoom session with one of our Certified KAATSU Specialists in the comfort of your own home!
Wellness Is a Lifestyle
At 360 Strong we believe that wellness is about the choices you make 24/7 in all aspects of your life. There are many Foundations of Wellness, and we've listed some of the most impactful ones here. How well you optimize these Foundations effects how you respond to any health-improvement xxx program.
Food can be medicine or poison. Eating a whole foods diet rich in colorful berries and vegetables can help protect the body, providing an array of phytonutrients and creating an alkaline environment with bioactive components which act as antioxidants.
Hormone levels affect the health of every system in the body. Regulatory hormones play critical roles in determining how bone, muscle, and the cardiovascular system is maintained throughout life.
Numerous studies have found that insufficient sleep increases a person’s risk of developing serious medical conditions, including, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
While everyone experiences stress to some degree, the way you respond makes a big difference to your overall well-being.
We are so fortunate to have the knowledge and years of experience of not only 360 Strong's owner, who is a medical doctor, but our Certified KAATSU Specialists, one of whom is Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, and the other is a licensed body work therapist. Our Specialists can help you explore these Foundations along with a wellness program tailored to your needs and lifestyle.