One may wonder how is it possibleto achieve muscle growth or a leaner body by lifting less. Fortunately, there now exists a modern way of training called Kaatsu in attaining one’s desired body without having to go through hefty workouts.It is an occlusion training which requires a light weight kind of program that uses specialized bands compressed on one’s upper arms and legs in order to block the blood flow going through the veins which maximizes the muscle growth on the body. Kaatsu can be used not only in the gym but also at home, school, work, or during a hard workout recovery. It should be done for a maximum of 20 minutes per session or 5-10 minutes per use depending on your exercise. Kaatsu basically means “additional pressure” in Japan from where it originated. It increasingly earned popularity across Asia, Europe and America.
Hearing about these bands impeding blood flow easily causes worries and doubts. Research studies supports that this occlusion is totally safe and effective as it is much safer than lifting heavy loads since it puts significantly less stress on the nervous system (brain) and body. To assure utmost safety and benefits, Kaatsu should be done with the help of professional instructors/experts appropriately with proper safety measures.
Benefits of Lifting Less
The lighter the weight lifted, entails more reps of exercise to perform. Lifting less enhances one’s strength. This is viable for older people. It also gives one toned muscles since it does not require heavy lifting which causes bulkiness of the body.
You must not worry on your physical capability to achieve that beach-ready body because studies prove that there is a little to almost no difference in the result of heavy versus light lifting results for as long as the body is trained to the point of muscle failure.
Maximum Effects of Kaatsu
There is a tendency for lactic acid in that certain part of the muscles to accumulate with the use of the BFR bands. Varying depending on usage, one can choose among classic, pro and elite. In the event that an increase of lactic acid in the muscle happens, it would cause a stimulate muscle growth or an increase in muscle size thus resulting to the area getting more buffed.Either you want to literally achieve a lean body or that of a muscle head’s; it takes whole lot of determination with utmost consistency. One should work out regularly with gusto as this will allow your body to acquire the health benefits of Kaatsu exercise or training.
It will take approximately 2 weeks of performing strength training exercise and weight lifting to fully see Kaatsu’s benefits.