Perfecting the Pulsing Pendulum Motion

Perfecting the Pulsing Pendulum Motion | Beat Fitness

In Part 2 of the Pulsing Series, Dr. Dan teaches you the “Pendulum Motion,” the next step in learning how to incorporate pulsing into your running technique.

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Hi everyone! Dr. Dan back here and we’re going through Step 2 of “Learning How to Pulse.”

We got the WeckMethod ProPulsers and we’re teaching you how to run stronger, be faster, and develop total body movement. We demoed the Pulsers and we talked a little bit about the auditorial and sensory feedback in our first video.

Our second video is going to talk about the Pendulum Motion and how we teach our clients in the gym and in office on how to pulse, which will ultimately make you faster and stronger.

Alright, we’re going to set up with the hold. For Step 2, we’re to learn pendulum. What I want you to envision if you’ve ever seen those little desk games where you pick a ball up and it smacks the line of balls and the other one fly up to make it go back and forth. That’s exactly what we want Step 2 of “Learning How to Pulse” to look like.

We pull the arms out, wrist out, and we keep the Pulsers somewhat close together, but they’re not touching. All we’re going to do is create a “V” that we can change either the height of or make it a wider “V.” This is an easy exercise before we even initiate the pulse we’re going to just swing gently and then we start to initiate the pulse, that means I want to hear the little beads in there get that up to down movement.

So, were initiate the pendulum pulse, when you see how this look the kinetic energy the movement appears potential, then we make it kinetic and was store all this energy up into my left arm and we throw it back down. What we got here is just like that little ball game, we’re a creating as a nice symmetrical right to left, movement. Were going got start slow, down and up and once you find you’re rhythm, it going to be really easy for you to flow this movement at different heights or nice and tight or a wider “V”.

That called the Pendulum ProPulse and that’s how we teach it to our clients. We got the wrists out, we got the “V” down and up, and keeping a little of tension-packed down into the mid back. I like to keep my head up and really focus on driving through the lats.

That’s Step 2 of “Learning How to Pulse”. Try to string the movements together and if you forget anything, go back to the up and down movement before you transition to the left and right movement. Follow up with us on Step video so you can learn how to integrate the front the back movement.

How to Pulse 101

How to Pulse 101 | Beat Fitness

WeckMethod Pro-pulsing is a cutting-edge exercise technique that will aid in running form improvement.  This technique is a great tool for developing a stronger more efficient run form. Through these videos, Dr. Dan will breakdown the pulsing mechanics into steps that are easy to follow that will ultimately improve your running time. If you want to run faster, these are the key to your success

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What’s up, everyone, Dr. Dan over here. We’re going to shoot our first, “How to Pulse” video. You can check us out on YouTube as we’re going to shoot a whole string of these videos, so you at home can work through and learn how to develop stronger arm to core to glute connection, run faster, lift stronger and be stronger overall.

If you haven’t seen them, these are the WeckMethod Pulsers. These are the 8oz Pluser and it is a little handheld tool that helps gives us feedback, auditorially, as well as sensory feedback, so we can learn how to create the Double Down Pulse, which is the future of running.

This first video, we’re going to go through the initial how to’s. First, there are three little ridges on the Pulsers, we’re going to take our ring and middle finger and we’re going to gently wrap those two fingers around that middle knuckle of the Pulser. We’re going to gently relax the pinky, thumb, and pointer finger. Therefore, when we hold the Pulsers, it like we’re holding a six shooter gun. Imagine being in the Wild Wild West and boom, shooting or pulling a gun.

We practice our stance which is very important. The stance that I like to work on with people, patients, and clients is a wrist out, elbows back tucked in, a little bit of a shoulder depression. Before we get into any pulsing, we are going to practice the hand holder, the wrist extensions, and tension down in the lats, and down in the middle of the back. When we pulse or when we learn how to pulse, we don’t want that tension going back up in the neck, we want it to get absorbed by the core, into the lats, and ultimately down through the ground. The ground is going to push back up into our feet and elevate and create that lift in the lats, which are our wings.

If you want to lift better, develop a better technique for running, lifting, kettlebell swings, any kind of exercise, these things (Pulsers) will help you out.

Fingers wrapped around, wrist out, elbows in, shoulders back and down and that’s the stance you want to practice. Your feet should be wide, tucking your elbowing in, and keeping those wrists in that extended position, making sure you’re not winging outward or the elbows are not flailing outward. Initially, you’ll become comfortable driving the shoulders back and down.

Step two, initiate the pulse. All we’re going to do is begin to very slow movement, up to down. When I look down at the Pulser, I want to make sure the cap is staying completely upright. We don’t want it tilting forward, backward or outward. We’re going to in a nice 90-degree angle that is going up and down, up and down. When you learn how to pulse, you won’t be as strong initially as you will after you do 50-200 different reps.

What we want to go for is the setup, which is wrists out, elbows in, head high. We want to really feel the weight transfer up and down as we pulse. We’re going to do this for about 200-500 reps, back and forth, up and down.

What we’re going to work on is the depth and speed or the tempo. The depth generally has the hands right down at the hips and we can also work on some deeper pulsing or up higher. Keeping the elbows in and developing that movement and that weight slamming.

Step 3 is the speed. Slow at first. Get the pulse. And as we feel comfortable we can increase the speed up and down. Change the height as you do it.

It’s cool to put music on and turn it up and try to stay with the beat.

Initially, foot position, we’re keeping the feet planted square, but we can also change our foot position to go into a split stance. So, we get the stance, we got the hold, we got the depth, and have the speed. Next thing you’re going to work on is the migrating to left and to the right. So, we got center, left, and right.

Alright, now, I recommend pulsing about 10-15, maybe up to 20 pulses simply up and down movements and I’m finding where my sticky areas are at. Stickey areas mean, if I can go up and down, high, mid, and low left with no problem, but right side I have a little more of a difficult time turning to the right. This would be a position that I would want to work to help free up my shoulder blade and to help develop that scapular movement throughout the shoulders and the elbows.

In conclusion, we have how to hold the Pulsers, how to initiate the pulse, working on depth and speed.

That’s the first video. Hold the Pulsers, stand tall, turn the TV on in your living room and practice the up and down movement, as well as to the left and right. Set a timer on your phone or watch and go for 5-10 minutes, keep the head up, shoulders back and down.

That’s the first video on how to pulse!

Check back on the second video on learning how to pulse! We’ll see you guys later!