Updated: May 5
If your kids have been bugging you for a trampoline, instead of resisting, you may actually want to join in the fun as well! There are significant benefits of rebounding that may surprise you. Why not bring out your inner kid and have some fun while optimizing your health? A trampoline workout (or rebounding as some call it) can be just what your lymphatic system and body need.
What is Rebounding?
Rebounding is just another term for an elastically leveraged low-impact exercise (aka jumping on a trampoline or mini-trampoline!). Pretty fun, right? It's the perfect aerobic exercise if you are tired of the same old running/walking exercises that don't excite you to get moving.
10 Benefits of Rebounding
There are tons of benefits of a trampoline workout. When you're done reading this article, you'll be ready to bounce on down to the store and get yourself one!
1. More Efficient Workout
While you may burn a similar amount of calories by rebounding as you do running, studies have shown that rebounding produced greater biochemical results with less demand on the heart, making it more efficient than running. In fact, in the NASA study, they found rebounding to be 68% more effective than jogging.
2. Improves Detoxification
Your detoxification pathways are highly influenced by your lymphatic system. Since your lymphatic system has no pump of its own, lymph vessels need to be squeezed by your skeletal muscles to detox effectively. Rebounding gets your lymphatic system pumping to encourage optimal detox function.
When your body can detox properly, you can eliminate accumulated environmental toxins that can wreak havoc on your gut health, hormones, and bodily processes.
3. Boosting Immune Function
Since rebounding can provide greater white blood cell activity, it can boost your immune function, helping you stay healthy even when it's that time of the year when sickness is going around. When you regularly rebound, your white blood cells increase in numbers and circulate more quickly through your body, helping you fight infection.
4. Builds Your Muscles and Enhances Physical Strength
Jumping on a mini trampoline can work your core, calves, legs, buttock, and deep back muscles. While we all love the idea of looking more toned, having a solid core can benefit your overall health. Strong abdominals can improve your posture, which helps your body be in alignment, reducing the chance of related back and neck pain, and fatigue.
5. Your Joints Will Thank You
Unlike other exercises, the way the trampoline is designed can absorb the impact of every bounce, making it easier on your joints. If you tend to have recurrent running injuries, rebounding could be a great alternative.
When you bounce on a mini trampoline, the force of your weight is more evenly distributed between your foot, ankle, and back.
6. Improves Heart Health
Rebounding a fantastic exercise that has significant benefits for your heart. This aerobic exercise can get oxygen pumping to your cells more effectively because of the gravity changes that occur when bouncing.
7. Enhances Balance
Rebounding can do wonders for your balance and coordination. Many people underestimate the importance of balance, but as we age, it's become more and more vital to your health. Enhancing your balance can prevent falls and injuries, which may be harder to recover from as you get older. Improving your coordination while toning up your body, especially your legs, is hugely beneficial to your overall health.
8. Boosts Mitochondrial Health
Working out, like on a trampoline, can boost the number of mitochondria in each cell due to the extra demand for energy by the cells in the body. This will not only increase your available energy, but it can enhance your body's capacity for using that energy.
9. Reduces Cellulite
As you jump, the movement and resistance can help tone your muscles, strengthen collagen and firm your skin, reducing cellulite. Toning your body by rebounding a couple of minutes every day can help tighten those areas of your legs that aren't as fit-looking as you'd like!
10. Fun for All Ages
Don't think jumping is just for the kiddos. Rebounding can be a fun activity for the entire family. It's fun for the kids to get their daily movement in, as well as yours! Let's be honest; this is an exercise that can actually be fun and make you smile!
Effective Rebounding Workouts To Try
So, how do you do a rebounding workout? Just get on and start jumping? Well, here's some better insight as to how to do a rebounding workout, so you are getting the most of each exercise session.
Lightly bounce up and down while keeping a slight bend in the knees. Your feet should be spaced shoulder-width apart, and they should come up just a few inches off the trampoline. Do this for 20-30 jumps, rest for 15-20 seconds, and then repeat for a total of 3 sets.
30-45 jumping jacks
20 high knees
20 Jumping into a squat position
*repeat for 3-4 sets
If you are a person who likes to see how workouts are completed, YouTube has some great workout tutorials to give a try as well.
How many minutes a day should you rebound?
You just need to jump for 15-20 minutes a day to see the benefits. However, leave space for 20-45 minutes depending on the number of sets you do and the time between each set.
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