Pinch off your limbs and pump up your muscles as much as possible while training? Many people agree that it is a very useful training technique to add value to your training regimen, especially while training at home.
What is the KAATSU training technique?
KAATSU works through the mechanism of metabolic stress; the accumulation of waste products in the trained muscle (like lactate, phosphate, and protons, combined with oxygen deficiency in the worked muscle). This phenomenon is also known by a lot of people as “the pump”. The souring sensation of a muscle being trained with a higher number of repetitions.
With KAATSU, acute metabolic stress is achieved very quickly due to pinching off the muscle with an elastic material such as knee wraps (or specifically made KAATSU bands) and restricting the blood circulation. This is why the technique is also called “blood flow restriction training” or BFR.