Trampoline exercise helps you strengthen and tone the whole body, whilst improving the cardio-vascular system, helping you lose weight fast. Trampolining is a great way to exercise – for kids and grown ups. More and more people are using trampolines to stay fit and to exercise. And indeed, there are lots of good reasons to do so. There are lots of reasons why trampolines are just so good for exercise. The most important thing is that it is such fun to use it. Most exercise routines are so boring that people stop after just a few times. Not so with the trampoline, it is so much fun to use it that people are looking forward to their exercise routine every single day.
Trampolines – Low impact Exercise
Trampolines are easy on your joints, and almost anyone can use them. However, if you are unsure, it’s best to check with your GP before you start any new exercise regime, and avoid attempting any advanced trampoline moves until you have more experience and confidence.
Trampolines and Weight Loss
Because of the bounce in trampolines you need a lot of strength for every single movement and therefore are using up lots of calories. If you haven’t exercised for a long time it is advisable to take it easy at first and start with only a few minutes to get used to it. The more you practise the easier it will get and the longer you can and will want to stay on.
How to Exercise with a Trampoline
You should always start by assuming a relaxed position. Keep your feet hip width apart, shoulders down and back, tummy tight and start to bounce with both feet firmly on the trampoline, just swinging your arms. This will get you warmed up and familiarized with the trampoline and work on your stability and balance. Now you can slowly start to walk, march, run and jump. There are lots of ways to work out on the trampoline. You can jump from side to side, back and forth, run, lift your feet up high during running and of course, jump as high as you can and want. All this will really work the muscles in your legs but also your abdominals because you will have to keep up your balance the whole time.