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Published Research

  Article Publication Date
1. Effects of resistance exercise combined with moderate vascular occlusion on muscular function in humans Journal of Applied Physiology 2000
2. Rapid increase in plasma growth hormone after low-intensity resistance exercise with vascular occlusion
3. Repetitive restriction of muscle blood flow enhances mTOR signaling pathways in a rat model
4. Cross-transfer effects of resistance training with blood flow restriction
5. Muscle activation during low-intensity muscle contractions with varying levels of external limb compression
6. Effects of KAATSU Training on proliferation and differentiation of goat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
7. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell video
8. Effects of resistance exercise combined with vascular occlusion on muscle function in athletes Eur J Appl Physiol 2002
9. Skeletal muscle size and circulating IGF-1 are increased after two weeks of twice daily KAATSU resistance training
10. Hemodynamic and neurohumoral responses to the restriction of femoral blood flow by KAATSU in healthy subjects
11. Hemodynamic and hormonal responses to a short-term low-intensity resistance exercise with the reduction of muscle blood flow
12. Muscle fiber cross-sectional area is increased after two weeks of twice daily KAATSU-resistance training
13. Modified KAATSU Training: Adaptations and Subject Perceptions
14. Combined effects of low-intensity blood flow restriction training and high-intensity resistance training on muscle strength and size
15. Electromyographic responses of arm and chest muscle during bench press exercise with and without KAATSU
16. Roles played by protein metabolism and myogenic progenitor cells in exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy and their relation to resistance training regimens
17. Blood flow restriction during low-intensity resistance exercise increases S6K1 phosphorylation and muscle protein synthesis
18. Thigh muscle size and vascular function after blood flow-restricted elastic band training in older women
19. Cardiovascular and metabolic responses to walking with and without leg blood flow reduction
20. Endocrine responses to upper- and lower-limb resistance exercises with blood flow restriction
21. Effects of low-intensity resistance exercise with slow movement and tonic force generation on muscular function in young men
22. Effects of low-intensity resistance exercise with blood flow resistance on coagulation system in healthy subjects
23. Effects of low-intensity KAATSU resistance training on skeletal muscle size/strength and endurance capacity in patients with ischemic heart disease
24. Effects of Low-Intensity Walk Training With Restricted Leg Blood Flow on Muscle Strength and Aerobic Capacity in Older Adults
25. The effects of low-intensity resistance training with vascular restriction on leg muscle strength in older men
26. Effects of walking with blood flow restriction on limb venous compliance in elderly subjects
27. Hemodynamic responses to simulated weightlessness of 24-h head-down bed rest and KAATSU blood flow restriction
28. Testing Mechanical Countermeasures to Cephalad Fluid Shifts
29. Resistance exercise combined with KAATSU during simulated weightlessness
30. Muscle size and strength are increased following walk training with restricted venous blood flow from the leg muscle, 31. KAATSU-walk training
31. KAATSU Applications for Metabolic Syndrome
32. Muscle activation during low-intensity muscle contractions with restricted blood flow
33. Effects of low-intensity bench press training with restricted arm muscle blood flow on chest muscle hypertrophy: a pilot study
34. The effects of different initial restrictive pressures used to reduce blood flow and thigh composition on tissue oxygenation of the quadriceps
35. Effects of low-intensity, elastic band resistance exercise combined with blood flow restriction on muscle activation
36. Effects of Low-Load, Elastic Band Resistance Training Combined With Blood Flow Restriction on Muscle Size and Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults
37. Skeletal muscle size and strength are increased following walk training with restricted leg muscle blood flow: implications for training duration and frequency
38. The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Training on VO2max and 1.5 Mile Run Performance
39. Neuromuscular Fatigue during Low-intensity Dynamic Exercise in Combination with Externally Applied Vascular Restriction
40. Effects of KAATSU Training on Human Mitochondria-related Factors and Comprehensive Effects on Cardiovascular System
41. Effect of very low-intensity resistance training with slow movement on muscle size and strength in healthy older adults
42. Effects of 42 weeks walk training with blood flow reduction on muscle size and strength in the elderly
43. Effects of short term low intensity resistance training with blood flow restriction on bone markers and muscle cross-sectional area in young men
44. Hemodynamic and hormonal responses to a short-term low-intensity resistance exercise with the reduction of muscle blood flow
45. Increased muscle volume and strength following six days of low-intensity resistance training with restricted muscle blood flow
46. Effect of knee extension exercise with KAATSU on forehead cutaneous blood flow in healthy young and middle-aged women
47. Effects of KAATSU on muscular function during isometric exercise
48. Eight days KAATSU-resistance training improved sprint but not jump performance in collegiate male track and field athletes
49. Effects of KAATSU training on homeostasis in healthy subjects
50. Effects of a single bout of low intensity KAATSU resistance training on markers of bone turnover in young men
51. Day-to-day change in muscle strength and MRI-measured skeletal muscle size during 7 days KAATSU resistance training: A case study
52. Muscle, tendon, and somatotropin responses to the restriction of muscle blood flow induced by KAATSU-walk training (Equine Exercise Physiology)
53. Fatigue Characteristics during Maximal Concentric Leg Extension Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction
54. Acute growth hormone response to low-intensity KAATSU resistance exercise: Comparison between arm and leg
55. Muscle fiber cross-sectional area is increased after two weeks of twice daily KAATSU-resistance training
56. Hemodynamic and autonomic nervous responses to the restriction of femoral blood flow by KAATSU
57. KAATSU-walk training increases serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in young men
58. The use of anthropometry for assessing muscle size
59. Haemostatic and inflammatory responses to blood flow-restricted exercise in patients with ischemic heart disease: a pilot study
60. KAATSU Applications for Metabolic Syndrome
61. Applications of vascular .occlusion diminish disuse atrophy of knee extensor muscles
62. Blood flow-restricted exercise in space
63. Overview of Neuromuscular Adaptations of Skeletal Muscle to KAATSU Training
64. KAATSU training as a new effective exercise therapy in a case of femoral medial condyle osteonecrosis
65. Three cases of disuse syndrome patients who improved by KAATSU training®
66. KAATSU training® in a case of patients with periventricular leukomalacia(PVL)
67. Low-intensity kaatsu resistance exercises using an elastic band enhance muscle activation in patients with cardiovascular diseases
68. Evaluation of fetal status during KAATSU training® in the third trimester of pregnancy
69. The effects of low-intensity KAATSU resistance exercise on intracellular neutrophil PTX3 and MPO
70. Effect of KAATSU training on a patient with benign fasciculation syndrome
71. Key considerations when conducting KAATSU training
72. A case of dementia presenting remarkable improvement in activities of daily living through KAATSU training
73. Effects of blood flow restriction on cerebral blood flow during a single arm-curl resistance exercise
74. Effects of short-term_ low-intensity resistance training with vascular restriction on arterial compliance in untrained young men
75. Skeletal muscle size and strength are increased following walk training with restricted leg muscle blood flow- implications for training duration and frequency
76. Increased muscle volume and strength following six days of low-intensity resistance training with restricted muscle blood flow
77. Resistance exercise combined with KAATSU during simulated weightlessness
78. Blood pressure response to slow walking combined with KAATSU in the elderly
79. Effects of a single bout of low intensity KAATSU resistance training on markers of bone turnover in young men
80. Fatigue Characteristics during Maximal Concentric Leg Extension Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction
81. Overview of neuromuscular adaptations of skeletal muscle to KAATSU Training
82. Effects of KAATSU training on haemostasis in healthy subjects
83. Effects of KAATSU on muscular function during isometric exercise
84. Effect of knee extension exercise with KAATSU on forehead cutaneous blood flow in healthy young and middle-aged women
85. Enhancement of cardiac autonomic nervous system activity by blood flow restriction in the human leg
86. Can KAATSU be used for an orthostatic stress in astronauts
87. KAATSU resistance training decreased the sinus pause in a patient demonstrating sick sinus syndrome. A case report
88. What phenomena do occur in blood flow-restricted muscle?
89. Acute growth hormone response to low-intensity KAATSU resistance exercise: Comparison between arm and leg
90. Muscle oxygenation and plasma growth hormone concentration during and after resistance exercise: Comparison between "KAATSU" and other types of regimen
91. Hemodynamic and autonomic nervous responses to the restriction of femoral blood flow by KAATSU
92. Muscle fiber cross-sectional area is increased after two weeks of twice daily KAATSU-resistance training
93. Day-to-day change in muscle strength and MRI-measured skeletal muscle size during 7 days KAATSU resistance training: A case study
94. KAATSU-walk training increases serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in young men
95. KAATSU training® as a new exercise therapy for femoral head avascular necrosis: A case study
96. A pediatric case with an unstabilized neck treated with skeletal muscle electrical stimulation and KAATSU training®
97. KAATSU Leads to Secretion of Vascular Endothelial Cell Growth Factor

Presentations, Case Studies, and Articles

  Article Publication Date
1. KAATSU Training Perspectives
2. Vascular, Muscular and Autonomic Changes in Response to KAATSU.
3. 2015 KAATSU International Symposium Presentations.
4. KAATSU Magazine (USA) Volume 1 Issue 1a
5. KAATSU User Manual
6. KAATSU Interview on Super Human Radio
7. KAATSU Rehabilitation of an Olympic Silver Medalist.
8. What Is KAATSU? 3 Case Studies (at Elite Sports Performance Expo - London 2015).
9. Use and Safety of KAATSU - Results of a National Survey in Japan
10. The history and future of KAATSU Training
11. Olympic Swim Coach Christopher Morgan at the 2017 American Swimming Coaches Association on KAATSU Aqua.
12. Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy Induced by Novel KAATSU Rehabilitation and Prevention of Sarcopenia
13. Comeback of Roy Burch
14. Effects of Blood Flow Restriction via KAATSU Aqua on Speed and Endurance in Young Water Polo Players
15. James Stray-Gundersen, M.D. at the 2014 International KAATSU Symposium on 18 October 2014
16. Wonder Mechanism of KAATSU
17. KAATSU- Blood Flow Moderation (Josh Saunders in FC Business Magazine)
18. Dr. Sato Presentations of KAATSU in China and Russia
19. KAATSU Overview for Strength Matters Summit
20. Dr. Sato on KAATSU Immediate effects
21. Todd Lodwich, Olympic Silver Medalist and US Flagbearer
22. Mikaela Shiffrin Olympic Gold Medalist
23. Ted Ligety Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
24. US Olympic Nordic Skiers - Fletcher Bros
25. 3 Case Studies with KAATSU for Boston Red Sox.
26. Chris Morgan, Former Olympic Swim Coach, Boston, MA
27. KAATSU Aqua for Competitive Swimmers
28. FC Business Magazine (KAATSU article)
29. What is KAATSU
30. JAXA Countermeasure Technology R&D
31. US Olympic Skier Doing Kaatsu Legs
32. KAATSU Aqua for 2014 World Clinic
33. KAATSU Aqua with Water Polo Team Report
34. NASA Testing Mechnical Countermeasures to Cephalad Fluid Shifts
35. North Shore (Oahu) lifeguards and KAATSU
36. KAATSU testing on Sheep in China (stem cell research)
37. Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. Record of Insurance Payouts since 2004 to present 2.
38. KAATSU Safety Considerations (Dr Morita).
39. KAATSU Magazine (Rehabilitation) Volume 1 Issue 2
40. KAATSU Magazine (USA) Volume 1 Issue 1b
41. Stem Cell
42. KAATSU Magazine Volume 01 Issue 04 Discovery
43. Equine Athlete - Muscle, tendon, and somatotropin responses to the restriction of muscle blood flow induced by KAATSU-walk training
44. KAATSU Brochure
45. Dr Sato International Society Symposium Presentation 2015
46. KAATSU IMPACT (Japanese)
47. What Is KAATSU Training
48. KAATSU Effects
49. 2014 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Introduction)
50. KAATSU fast twitch and slow twitch muscles
51. 2015 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Part 1 of 7)
52. 2014 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Part 2 of 7)
53. 2014 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Part 3 of 7)
54. 2014 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Part 4 of 7)
55. 2014 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Part 6 of 7)
56. 2014 KAATSU Conference Dr. James Stray-Gundersen (Part 7 of 7)
57. Dr. Sato original Japanese explanation
58. KAATSU Leads to Secretion of Vascular Endothelial Cell Growth Factor
59. KAATSU Corporate Wellness Overview
60. KAATSU Distance Running
61. KAATSU by Recovery Pump
62. KAATSU Intellectual Property (2015)
63. KAATSU Master 2.0 brochure
64. KAATSU Master 2.0 Sell Sheet
65. KAATSU OnDemand Overview
66. KAATSU Core
67. KAATSU Sell Sheets
68. KAATSU Sell Sheets 2
69. KAATSU Upper Body Standard Exercises
70. Low-load Ischemic Exercise-Induced Rhabdomyolysis
71. Can KAATSU be used for an orthostatic stress in astronauts?- A case study
72. KAATSU resistance training decreased the sinus pause in a patient demonstrating sick sinus syndrome. A case report
73. Key considerations when conducting KAATSU training
74. A case of dementia presenting remarkable improvement in activities of daily living through KAATSU training
75. Resistance exercise combined with KAATSU during simulated weightlessness
76. ESPN - Inside Cespedes workout routine
77. Effects of 42 weeks walk training with blood flow restriction on muscle size and strength in the elderly
78. Effect of very low-intensity resistance training with slow movement on muscle size and strength in healthy older adults
79. Haemostatic and inflammatory responses to blood flow-restricted exercise in patients with ischemic heart disease - a pilot study
80. Overview of Neuromuscular Adaptations of Skeletal Muscle to KAATSU Training
81. KAATSU training as a new effective exercise therapy in a case of femoral medial condyle osteonecrosis
82. Three cases of disuse syndrome patients who improved by KAATSU training
83. Low-intensity kaatsu resistance exercises using an elastic band enhance muscle activation in patients with cardiovascular diseases
84. Use and safety of KAATSU training- Results of a national survey
85. KAATSU vs Dementia Movie.
86. Kaatsu Training- Application to Metabolic Syndrome
87. Effects of Low-Load, Elastic Band Resistance Training Combined With Blood Flow Restriction on Muscle Size and Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults
88. KAATSU Catalog
89. Thigh muscle size and vascular function after blood flow-restricted elastic band training in older women
90. Effects of low-intensity KAATSU resistance training on skeletal muscle size_strength and endurance capacity in patients with ischemic heart disease
91. 2004 Phenix KAATS Marketing Materials in Japanese
92. Effects of Low-Intensity Walk Training With Restricted Leg Blood Flow on Muscle Strength and Aerobic Capacity in Older Adults
93. KAATSU Global - Clients in America.
94. The effects of low-intensity resistance training with vascular restriction on leg muscle strength in older men
95. Effects of walking with blood flow restriction on limb venous compliance in elderly subjects copy
96. Roles played by protein metabolism and myogenic progenitor cells in exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy and their relation to resistance training regimens

Selected United States Issued Patents

  Article Publication Date
1. United States Patent - US 9775619 B2: Compression and decompression control system and vascular strengthening method
2. United States Patent - 8021283 B2 Pressure muscle strength increasing apparatus, control device, and method being carried out by control device
3. United States Patent - US7455630 B2 Muscle Development Device
4. United States Patent - 7413527 B2 Muscle strength increasing tool
5. United States Patent - 8182403 B2 Pressurized-training apparatus and control method for the same
6. United States Patent - 8328693 B2 Compression training apparatus, compression training system and method of control
7. United States Patent - 6,149,618 - Tightening Tool for Muscle Training and Muscle Training Method Using Same
8. United States Trademark - 77/927,806
9. United States Trademark - 77/927,866


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