The Ultimate Jumping Exercise
Have you ever considered jumping as exercise? I read about these little trampolines years ago and quickly jumped on Amazon and purchased one. I was so intrigued that I had to find out for myself if jumping or “rebounding” as it is officially called could really do all they say it can. Here are the top 5 benefits of rebounding according to JumpSport, USA.
TOP 5 BENEFITS OF REBOUNDING
Balance & Mental Health
Keep Your Body Young
I have been rebounding for a few years now and I can officially say I am addicted. When I first started I was actually surprised how winded I got within a very short time. This really is a no joke type of exercise. As I continued to do it I not only had a better cardio output I also noticed a nice change in my legs. Yes, I fell a few times but thankfully I did not have far to fall. Some of the models have a handlebar you can attach so you do not fall but my model did not come with one. I have done a variety of workout routines as well as just freestyle rebounding while I watch my latest Netflix binge show. You can YouTube rebounder exercises and get so many free workouts.
Here are some fun facts that might help get you intrigued about this bouncy exercise thing 🙂
The mini-trampoline [rebounder] provides a convenient form of exercise with a major advantage being its apparent low level of trauma to the skeletal muscle system.— Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (1990: 10; 401-408)
The findings indicate that exercise on a miniature trampoline [rebounder] may provide a safe, adequate indoor exercise for normal and many cardiac patients of varied ages, if guidelines concerning rate or stepping and height of knee lifts are adhered to…— Journal of Medical Science for Sport and Exercise
…for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running on a treadmill, a finding that might help identify acceleration parameters needed for the design of remedial procedures to avert deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness.— NASA Journal of Applied Physiology
A.W. Daniels, a Ph.D. Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah in the fields of Material Science and Engineering, and Orthopedic Surgery studied the impulse load contact or the force with which a given subject’s foot makes contact with another surface. They determined that a miniature trampoline has only 15% of the impact force of a wooden board track, a standard exercise surface.( trust me on this one, it makes a difference. I have run on treadmills for many years and this is way easier on the foot joint )
According to ReboundAir the top 5 reasons to jump are :
1. Rebounding provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which benefits the body by strengthening the musculoskeletal systems.
2. Rebounding protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.
3. Rebounding helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio. Rebound Exercise benefits you by giving you more control over these.
4. Rebounding benefits lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system. This benefits the body’s immune capacity for fighting current disease, destroying cancer cells, eliminating antigens and preventing future illness.
5. Rebounding circulates more oxygen to the tissues.