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Five Benefits of Trampoline Training

If you’re seeking to improve your health and fitness, trampoline training (also known as rebounding) is not only fun, it’s an excellent exercise choice. Training on a trampoline is low-impact and has similar benefits as running. It burns as many calories as spinning and targets more muscles. Here are five important benefits of the mini-fitness trampoline.


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1. Low-Impact Exercise                                                                                  

A variety of exercises such as squats, jumps, sprints, kicks and fitness bounces are highly beneficial for weight loss. When performed on a trampoline - less impact occurs, making these exercises more effective.

2. Focused Training                                                                                        

Jumping on a trampoline keeps you extremely focused. This heightened attention enhances your balance, muscle activation along with spatial and body awareness. This helps take your work out to the next level.

3. Fat Burning                                                                                             

Interval training is the best way to burn fat and improve cardiovascular health. The feeling of weightlessness helps people work harder and burn more calories. Incorporating a variety of timed & dynamic intervals maximize results.

4. Anti-Aging                                                                                                  

Bouncing up and down causes vertical acceleration and deceleration. This motion detoxifies the lymphatic system and flushes out impurities. A variety of motion improves coordination, foot strength, posture & mind/body connection.            

5. It’s Fun                                                                                                        

This technique is guaranteed to make you smile and sweat. Trampoline training offers a variety of new ways to use your body. When combined with motivational music, it’s a great way to have fun and get your work out in.

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Benefits of Rebounding

Benefits of Rebounding by Louis Coraggio 

I have been teaching mini fitness trampoline classes, also known as rebounding since 2013. People tend to become more athletic and reduce body fat as a result. I love Trampoline training as it allows me to fully blend movement science with creative athletic movements. 

Trampoline training is the only form of cardiovascular training that combines vertical acceleration and deceleration with minimal impact. This  continuous up and down motion should have more attention to pushing into the trampoline. As the skill set of this activity increases so do the many  health benefits. 

Lymph Flow increases 15-50 fold. As quoted in Jumping for Health, the lymphatic system helps to rid the body of: Toxins, Dead Cells, Trapped Protein, Fatty Globules, Heavy Metals, Infectious Viruses and Foreign Cells. The lymphatic system does not have a pump and needs to be activated. Trampoline training activates lymphatic flow by providing: Muscular Contraction, Internal Massage and Gravitational Pressure. When people take my class they are sweating in seconds. This is a good indication that lymphatic detoxication is occurring. 

For Stronger Bones a stimulus must be greater than the bones usually experience - bouncing on a trampoline increases the stimulus of gravity by 2x-7x. The trampoline absorbs and decreases the amount of impact promoting Healthier Joints. This combination also helps reduce overuse injuries often associated with running. 

Total Body Training is easily accomplished on the trampoline. Every muscle flexes in resistance to increased G-Forces. Balance and spatial awareness are enhanced as the vestibular, visual and proprioception system increases. Plyometrics and high intensity interval training is utilized more readily allowing muscles to work as one complete unit. 

Cardiovascular conditioning improvements are similar to running and based on the amount of effort the user puts forth. Caloric expenditure of trampoline training is close to 10 calories per minute. I have seen between 500 and 1,000 calories per 50 minute trampoLEAN class. trampoLEAN class is unlike most rebounder classes. We utilize athletic movements; squats, lunges, kicks, boxing, jumps, sprints, high knees and many other performance exercises. The weightlessness and low impact nature helps boost overall performance. 

REBOUNDING PROGRAM AND EQUIPMENT RESOURCES

American Institute of Rebounding

http://www.healthbounce.com/

Urban Rebounding

http://www.urbanrebounding.com/

Rebounding, p. 8

References

  1. Walker, M. Jumping for Health. Garden City Park, NY. Avery Publishing Group, 1989.

  2. Heyward, V.H. Advanced Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription (3rd edition). Human Kinetics, 1998.

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