Bouncing on a mini-trampoline is highly effective to keeping you in shape. This is a fantastic alternative for an indoor activity for exercise. The mini-trampoline, also known as the minitramp, is a small, personalized version of the outside, gymnastic trampoline. A minitramp is also known as a rebounder. A rebounder is available in sporting goods store for approximately $35. It is easily accessible, inexpensive, and rejuvenating. It reduces body fat, tones your legs, arms, abdomen, and hips; strengthens your muscles, gives you an aerobic workout, and improves your balance or equilibrium system.
The most amazing benefit of rebounding is its use of gravitational force. You see, exercise usually consists of three different forces, going in three directions: gravity pulls you down, acceleration pushes you back, and deceleration pushes you forward. But, when you use a minitramp, all these forces line up vertically. So, when you rebound, the deceleration or downward force of gravity impacts the mat, the mat absorbs the shock, and the stretch absorbs the force. Then this downward force is reversed into the upward direction of acceleration, creating a very efficient form of exercise.
Now, as you are at the top of your bounce is when deceleration kicks in and reverses the energy direction, strengthening the entire body more thoroughly than any other type of exercise. This soft bounding absorbs shock and causes little wear and tear on the joints. What is also amazing is how rebounding can affect every cell in your body. When you are at the top of your bounce, you become weightless, without stress or pressure to your body. When you reach the bottom of your bounce, your body receives a gentle squeeze on every cell, almost massaging and exercising at the same time.
Other benefits include an increase in circulation in and out of the cells three times greater than formal exercise, including running, cycling or walking on the treadmill. This indicates more nourishment and better detoxification, which gives us, better relaxation.
More benefits include protecting the joints from hard surfaces, improving muscle-to-fat-ratio, increasing lymphatic circulation, increases in oxygenation to the tissues, increasing your vestibular equilibrium, and increasing your exercise response and a decrease in your recovery time when exerting yourself. It also increases your metabolic rate at rest so calories can burn hours after exercising. It lowers circulating cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream, promotes tissue repair, relieves pain from lack of exercise, enhances digestion, results in better mental performance, and improves self-image.
Rebounding is also used for the rehabilitative process for the developmentally delayed, as a stress alleviator, and sleep enhancer. Rebounding can also aid in vision therapy! For example, enhancing vision-guided movement, hand-eye coordination, and visual-auditory integration, as well as memory enhancing. There just may be no end to all the benefits to this type of exercise!
Once you purchase your minitramp, you will want to start right away. If your balance is unsteady on even ground, you may wish to purchase the stabilizing bar to assist in your balance while on the tramp.
The types of jumps you can perform include the double leg jump, single leg jump, jogging in place, jumping for height, kicking behind you towards your buttocks, wide based bouncing, and/or using your arms as in pumping, twisting, or out to the side. The ways to stimulate your cells are boundless!
Remember, don’t hesitate, participate.
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