I’m a Health and Exercise Science major at OU, and the department always has different studies going on.
I was a volunteer in this particular study, looking at the hormone levels in college-aged women on oral contraceptives after having two lifting sessions, one with kaatsu @ 20% of my max (1x30, 2x15, leg ext. and leg press) and one w/o kaatsu at 80% of my max. (3x10)
After I signed up for the study, I started doing some research and it’s pretty interesting stuff. It’s mentioned in a few threads and articles here on T-Nation.
Here’s an article on it, I was just wondering if anyone has used this or looked into it.
For me, the session with kaatsu was fairly difficult. I think the main reason for this was the fact that I had to fast the night before. They drew my blood before and after each session, and the 24 hours after, so I got somewhat nauseated after having no food in me coupled with vascular restriction.