Pulse Squat

Learn how to perform a pulse squat correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Pulse Squat

Primary Muscles: Legs,  Glutes

Exercise Families: Squat

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and plant both feet on the floor slightly outside of shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position.

  2. Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend both hips and knees, ensuring that the knees point toward the toes. Continue bending the knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor, ensuring that your back remains arched and between a 45- to 90-degree angle to your hips.

  3. Exhale. Pulse twice in the down-position and quickly recoil by pushing through the arches of your feet to extend your knees straight and return to the starting position. Repeat the pulse squats for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this working your core, glutes, hamstrings, and inner and outer thigh muscles. 

 Alternative Exercises:

Front Pulse Squat  Med Ball Pulse Squat

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