How To Use An Exercise Trampoline
You will love your exercise trampoline! Most people who have one, find it the most fun way to lose weight and get fit that they have ever tried.
Of course, you need a good place to put it, and that is the first thing to think about before you even order an exercise trampoline or rebounder, as the smaller versions are called. If you have a backyard of course it can go there, and bouncing in the open air is probably the best way to use an exercise trampoline. But you might need to think about where to put it when it rains.
Another point is what to do when the weather is very cold. Of course, you would soon warm up on your exercise trampoline, but if you live in a climate that has a lot of snow and ice, sometimes it is just not possible to use it outside. In that case you might want to think about whether you can use it someplace in the house.
This is not always easy because you need to be able to bounce high without hitting any ceilings! The same thing applies to people who live in apartments. Of course, if you have a high roof or a split level apartment you may find a place where you can use your exercise trampoline. But for most people, this is an outdoor exercise and they prefer to find another form of fitness training in cold winters.
So when you have your exercise trampoline all set up in the backyard, what is the best way to use it for maximum fitness?
Well, to begin you can just jump up and down. For most adults, it is necessary to do this for a while just to get used to the exercise trampoline, because it is not something that many of us have used for a long time. But even though it is simple, it is still good exercise.
In fact, jumping up and down on a trampoline is just as demanding as jumping rope or running. At the same time, it can improve co-ordination and balance.
This means that it is great cardiovascular exercise, but does require some caution. Do not try to jump too high at first. Gently bouncing up and down will be enough until you are used to balancing on the exercise trampoline. And of course, if you have any problems with your joints or any concerns about the health of your heart, you should check it out with your doctor before starting.
When you become more expert and want to build some variety into your trampoline workout, you can consider doing other exercises such as jumping jacks. Again, start small, do not try to jump too high, and stop before you become very tired.
Trampolines have one possible disadvantage: they are so fun that you can easily be carried away and forget about safety. Rebounders are often safer because the small size stops you jumping so high. Falling badly can result in twisted ankles or more serious injuries, especially if you hit the side or fall off the equipment completely. However, most of these injuries can be avoided by staying attentive and concentrating on best form and posture as you perform on the exercise trampoline.
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