Trampoline parks and classes are cropping up in many locations in Australia due to the growing popularity of bouncing, also called rebounding. This anti-gravity, low impact cardiovascular exercise is easier on your delicate joints than running. In addition, it can improve balance, increase your heart rate faster, and can improve cardio far better than running for 30 minutes can, as posited by NASA.
As bouncing decreases impact by as much as 40%, it will allow you to exercise harder while recovering more quickly since you won’t feel as exhausted as you would when performing ground workouts. Sounds good, right?
To try bouncing, here are three basic trampoline exercises to get you started.
1. The Basic Bounce
Bouncing experts recommend starting off with the basic vertical bounce routine for whole body muscle toning. You simply jump or bounce on an exercise trampoline just high enough to elevate your feet a few inches off the trampoline bed. This repeated exercise can stimulate proper lymphatic system function, which in turn improves waste elimination from tired muscles and lead to improved immune function.
2. The High Jump
With every jump on the exercise trampoline, bounceinc.com.au explains, your body fights off gravity’s pull. Due to this, the higher your bounce, the more energy you utilise which leads to an increased burning of excess calories. Your muscles will be forced to respond thrice as much as the force of gravity will allow since every time you land on your feet, your downward progression stops while your upward progression accelerates. This helps polish your balance.
3. The Jump and Jog
The jump and jog routine effectively combines the advantages of bouncing and jogging minus the high impact of conventional running. This is performed by several bounces first to warm you up and find your balance. Follow up by slowly jogging in place and gradually lifting your knees as high as possible. The longer you do the exercise, the more calories you burn.
Whether you’re a beginner bouncer or an experienced one, you can also try bouncing in trampoline parks instead of alone by yourself at home. Bouncing is more fun when you share the experience with others.