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Want toned muscles? Try these 6 pulse exercises for a well-sculpted bod

Published on:5 July 2021, 11:32am IST
Are pulse exercises worth the hype? It’s time to find the answer to this evergreen query.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Sculpt your body, pulse by pulse. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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It is always about that extra effort you put into your exercise routine. It could be anything from changing your schedule, trying something new, challenging yourself with different weights or doing those little things that may not look worth it, but are of great value. And that’s exactly why we are going to introduce you to pulse exercises. 

The most common one you must have heard about is a squat pulse. Yes, it is where you have to hold whatever exercise you are doing, and start light pulsing to engage a muscle to its fullest.

The sole purpose of doing pulse exercises is to tone the muscles to the fullest. These short pulses contract the muscles, helping them become leaner and tighter. These pulses can help you achieve a chiseled body, and no, we aren’t kidding! 

That’s why we have for you six pulse exercises that can tighten the most stubborn muscles of your body. 
1. Bridge pulse

Do you all remember doing the bridge pose? Now, all you have to do is hold the pose for 30 seconds, and then give at least 50 pulses really fast. Just remember you don’t have to do the full bridge move; short pulses are all you need.

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2. Biceps pulse

Hold weights in both your hands (opt for lighter weight). Lift your lower arm and keep your elbow and upper arm tight, by your side. Your lower and upper arms should make a 90-degree angle. Now, you just have to move your lower arm to generate pulses. Move both arms simultaneously and do these pulses for a minute at least.

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Try your hands on these exercises and get toned arms in a month. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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3. Triceps pulse

Go in a triceps kickback position and keep your hands straight. Move your lower hand to generate pulses, and kick it slightly backwards. You can choose a weight, according to your comfort level. You can also do it without them. Another thing to note is that you can move both your arms simultaneously (especially if you don’t have weights) or you can move them alternatively (if you have weights). Do this for a minute.

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4. Pilates pulse

Go in for a boat pose and extend your arms right in front of you. As the timer starts, generate pulses with your arm, just like you are trying to tap the floor. Move both your arms at once, and aim for at least 100 pulses.

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5. Sumo pulse

Get into a sumo squat, and go as down as you can. Now, start pulsing by slightly lifting your body, and then dropping it down back again. Just remember you don’t have to lift too much, otherwise your inner thighs will lose the contraction. You can do these for a minute.

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6. Plank pulse

Go into a forearm plank. Hold it for 30 seconds and then rock your body back and forth. This will create a pulse effect on your core. After doing these pulses for 30 seconds, hold the plank for another 30 seconds and relax.

So ladies, are you ready to pulse?

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.