What's the Idea Behind the Pulse Device?

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The Pulse Device is the first fitness wearable built to strengthen your mind-muscle connection and increase activation in specific stubborn muscles. It combines old school training techniques with targeted vibration stimulation. 


How it Works

The Pulse Device vibrates in short bursts to draw the user's attention back to the muscle. This is based on an old bodybuilding technique called muscle tapping where a training partner would tap on your muscle to help you activate it. This tapping increases the lifter's ability to focus on the muscle they’re training. By keeping attention on the muscle, the mind-muscle connection is strengthened which can improve strength and increase muscle size.

The Pulse Device uses specific vibrations for each muscle designed to increase activation and focus on that muscle. Low frequency sinusoidal vibrations are used, which have been shown to create the highest levels of muscle activation. Individualized testing with optimal amplitude and frequency was undertaken to find the optimal values for increasing muscular output. When this type of vibration was combined with resistance training, improvements were seen in strength and power. Even when any movement of the muscle was impossible, more muscle mass was retained when the individual thought about the muscle.


The Benefits

The Pulse Device helps bridge the gap between the mind and the muscle and gives beginner and intermediate lifters the ability to train like a pro. The benefits that can be found when using the Pulse Device is an increase in muscle mass, enhanced muscle activation, and fixing muscle asymmetries. Users can expect substantially more effective workouts when adding the Pulse Devices to their workout routines.

Increased muscle mass was demonstrated in a peer-reviewed study when the lifter was given a cue to have an internal focus on the muscle. By emitting interval vibrations directly onto a muscle, the Pulse Device serves as an external cue to subtly help lifters build and maintain this focus.

Higher levels of focus lead to higher levels of muscle activation as shown in multiple studies. Increased activation can be found in the primary and secondary muscles in a movement. Since you can stick the Pulse Device to any muscle, users can use it to target and fix lagging muscles that they might normally struggle to activate.