Maintaining good physical fitness is one of the primary goals of a good workout regimen. But there are other aspects as well, and trampolining is one healthy alternative method to reach your goals. For physical fitness, there are different methods to having a healthy workout trampolining.
- First there is standard jumping, which is an excellent workout for your core and other parts of your lower body. Starting simple is a good way to find your “comfort level” in a good trampoline fitness routine. Start out slow then increase the intensity.
- After starting with the basic jump, switch to twisting your core in mid-jump. Rotating side to side like this works abdominal muscles and lats.
- Another trampoline workout style is running in place on a re-bounder or full-size trampoline. In addition, knee slaps – alternating between jumping and running – adds a little variety to the workout.
- Jumping jacks is a technique that requires the space of a full-size trampoline or re-bounder for safety sake.
- Doing your own freestyle tricks can be a very enjoyable workout style, but its best to start out on a full-size trampoline.
- Side-to-side hopping is another style best suited for re-bounders. Using this technique, increase speed and intensity for a better workout in the core areas and for your cardiovascular system.
- Using the weighted arms exercise combines jumping or running in place with low weight dumbbells to provide greater use of the upper body.
- When using the seat drop technique, act as though you are going to sit down on the trampoline. As you bounce up straighten your legs and bounce again, then alternate back to the sitting down position.
Trampolining gives you a fun workout along with the benefits of other exercise plans, such as weight control, reducing stress, decreasing the risk of diabetes, and more. However, it provides additional benefits other traditional routines do not.
First, it’s a low-impact routine that creates less stress on sensitive joints like knees and ankles.
Second, according to NASA studies, trampolining gives you a more intense cardiovascular workout and helps to maintain bone density. For these reasons, “rebounding’ exercises are used by astronauts during space missions to maintain good body function.
Third, it helps boost the lymphatic system in ridding the body of toxins and waste.
Fourth, studies have shown that trampolining improves balance in youth and the elderly. This form of exercise works muscles that might be otherwise ignored in normal workout routines, providing you with a thoroughly firm musculature.
Finally, trampolining is just fun. Many Americans who begin a traditional workout routine quit within a week or two. Trampolining brings about a quicker release of serotonin and dopamin. Having a more enjoyable routine increases your chances of sticking with it.
Trampolines have a positive impact on your health that you might not get from a traditional workout routine. Also, since it has the advantage of being more fun, you may get more out of trampolining and have a better chance of keeping it up. Finally, some people like the way it allows them to get in touch with their “inner-child.”