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Build Muscle Faster, Safer and Easier With Blood Flow Restriction Training

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  • Kaatsu training, aka blood flow restriction training, allows you to use very light weights at high repetition, giving you a high-intensity workout with minimal risks
  • Blood flow restriction training can stimulate muscle growth and strength in about half the time, using about one-third of the weight, compared to standard weight training
  • By reducing venous flow, forcing blood to remain inside your muscle longer than normal, you quicken muscle fatigue and muscle failure that triggers repair and regeneration processes, resulting in rapid muscle growth

By Dr. Mercola

If you haven't heard of Kaatsu training before, you're in for a treat. While still a novelty in the West, Kaatsu training was developed in Japan five decades ago. Ka means "additional" and atsu means "pressure." An English layman's term for the practice is "blood flow restriction training," and involves performing strength training exercises while restricting blood flow to the extremity being worked.


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