Rebounding (trampolining) is an enjoyable form of exercise that uses a rebounder (looks like a mini trampoline). This rebounder allows you the benefits of high impact cardio making it easy on the knees, ankles, and lower back. Because the trampoline pad is bouncy and soaks up a large proportion of the impact of your landing, your bones and joints are protected while being strengthened.
Unlike regular trampolining, the aim isn’t to bounce high or perform gymnastic tricks, but to perform a series of small, controlled movements. While exercising with the mini trampoline, the body is subjected to gravitational pulls. The continuous bounce movement provided by the flexible mat of the rebounder has multiple health benefits:
Trampolines and rebounders increase your muscles’ strength and fitness. The increased pulse rate brought about by jumping enhances circulation and your body’s efficient use of oxygen, making you feel healthier and more alert. In comparison to jogging, for example, trampolining is more effective, faster: with a ten minute session providing equivalent benefits to a half hour run, also being 68% more effective!
Increased Metabolism & Calorie Burn
Rebounding aerobic exercise can improve your overall fitness level and can help you work toward your goal of losing weight. Rebounding on a mini-trampoline can increase your metabolic rate, which means you continue to burn calories at a higher rate even after you’re done jumping.
Trampolining protects your joints while exercising your muscles. Unlike some sports like jogging and tennis, trampolining or rebounding has comparatively low joint impact for a high intensive exercise routine. This is because your vertical acceleration and deceleration is soaked up by the trampoline pad, which takes up over 80% of the shock.
Trampoline jump action helps your musculoskeletal system build up and increases bone mineral content. Each landing from a jump is equivalent to twice the force of gravity. The strength this allows you to develop over time helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Co-ordination and Motor skills
Trampoline exercise helps your concentration: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position, and anticipating the next action. This is proven to have a positive impact on bilateral motor skills, as well as allowing trampolinists to control different muscles and limbs at the same time as one another.