Back in the ’70s, trampolines or rebounders, as it was called then, did wonders in keeping people trim and helping them keep up with their training programs. Use of the trampolines was a fad then, and soon, it lost its glory as premiere weight loss equipment with the emergence of fitness centers. However, mini trampolines are slowly gaining their lost glory and can now be seen alongside other gym equipment.
The mechanism involved in the use of mini trampolines is the same as the large ones. The difference would be the size of the net and the smaller and tenser springs. Because of this, you should not attempt to jump higher like how trapeze artists would do using a bigger trampoline. Focus of this exercise is more on the descending movement rather than the upward motions.
Jumping on mini trampolines proved to be an effective low impact cardio workout that does not harm the joints and the spine. But before engaging in such an exercise, there is a need for you to consult a physician first to determine if you are strong enough to use the equipment and if your heart can bear the physical activity.
To start with the regimen, following are some important points to consider:
Warm up. Ensure you do some warm up exercises before subjecting your body to strenuous activities. This will help prepare the body and the muscles for the rigid exercises following the warm up.
Wear support bra. For women with big breasts, it is important that you wear a good support bra to help you carry the frontal weight. Jumping up and down can cause pain around the chest area.
Slowly build stamina. Don’t over exert yourself when using a mini trampoline especially if you are still new at it. It can lead to shortness of breath and will easily tire you out. With constant exercising, your staying power will improve and you will be able to perform more complicated routines.
Feeling of light headedness. If you’re a beginner on the use of mini trampolines, you will initially feel dizziness while or after the exercise. This is normal. Soon enough, as you improve your sense of balance and coordination, the dizzy feeling also disappears.
Cool down. After each session, do not forget to cool down. Never stop abruptly as this will make you lose your balance, feel dizzy, or worse, faint. Give yourself time to relax and slowly get back to your normal pace.
Try this easy and enjoyable fitness drills and see the big difference.