'Pulsing' squats/split lunges/etc - what does it mean?

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    'Pulsing' squats/split lunges/etc - what does it mean?

    Heya Hive!

    My question is as the title says. I'm thinking about doing yoga week, and the first day has all these pulsing exercises that I'm not quite sure what to make of, and that are not in the exercise library. For the squats and split lunges, I can sort of imaging, well, 'pulsing' in place without going back to starting pose in between - but then there's pulsing leg kicks which I cannot imagine that for at all.

    So what does pulsing actually mean here?

    I'd be happy if anyone could chime in and help me solve this mystery.

    #2
    So think about doing a lunge. You step out, sink down then head back up and start again (simplistic).
    With a pulse, instead of finishing the return movement, you raise only part of the way out of your lunge then head back down...and repeat. Your muscles are constantly under tension and you get a satisfying burn up nice and quick.
    I hope that helped.

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      #3
      Pulsing lunges means you stay at the lunging position but go up and down rapidly within a small range. That rapid up and down is "pulsing."

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        #4
        Thanks you two! So it's not just sort of pulsing in place, but you sort of complete part of the return movement, that helps a lot!

        Wow, two 'sort of's in one sentence, really shows how confident I feel about this haha. I'm going to try it out now and see if it works like I imagine.

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