Tag: KAATSU

Cupping Versus KAATSU

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Greatest Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps, has drawn a lot of attention to the ancient Chinese art of cupping during his continued gold-medal run at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Phelps, along with other American Olympians like 12-time medalist Natalie Coughlin and actresses like Jennifer Aniston,

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A Heartfelt Transformation

A Heartfelt Transformation Prelude: Steven Munatones had a heart attack at his home on May 12th and was hospitalized for a week. During that time, he received many kind messages via social media and has not been able to thank everyone personally for their prayers, thoughts and donations. But he began swimming last week as part of his cardiac

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Body Weight Training On The Rise

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released its 2015 Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. Body-weight training is identified as the world's most popular fitness trend. This bodes well for many in the masters swimming and competitive aquatics communities. ACSM's report states body-weight

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Déjà Vu, Training Of Misty Hyman Redux

Courtesy of KAATSU Global, Huntington Beach, California. In Arizona during the 1990s, two-time High School Swimmer of the Year Misty Hyman started to put large rubber bands around her upper legs and upper arms under the guidance of her Hall of Fame coach Bob Gillette. Gillette was innovative and came up with the idea of placing big, thick bands around

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