After reading about this technique in a book on developing shoulders & arms, I am wondering if anyone had tried any thing similar in their training. The authors called it “Pulsing” and described it as: Pulsing is holding a movement at the top it’s range of motion, then moving back and forth, about one to two inches, keeping constant tension on the muscle being exercised. This tiny movement pumps the muscle. An example would be performing Tricep Push-Downs, taking the elbow to a lockout and then bending and straightening within a range of one to two inches.
It would seem that pulsing would give the muscle quite a pump. I was thinking that one could use it for almost all exercises (deadlifts and squats may not be the best of choices) including dips, chins, pulldowns, rows, curls, all types of presses, leg extensions & leg curls, calf raises, etc. Another possibility would be to alternate between one regular full-range of motion rep, followed by a rep that ends with pulsing for 4 or 5 times before completion, and then alternating back and forth in this manner until the set is completed.
Has anyone ever heard of pulsing or used a similar technique in their training?