Trampolines for a Workout You’ll Feel All Over

Posted on by Althea Earwood

Trampoline WorkoutChildren and adults alike enjoy the wonders of trampolines. People bounce on these contraptions as a way to de-stress and have fun, but apart from that, these also help people who suffer from depression and autism cope.

Trampolines come in various shapes and sizes and more people, especially adults, are discovering the wonders of working out on these things.

Reasons Why You Should Start Exercising on Trampolines

As you age, you’re more prone to developing lines and wrinkles because of the reduction of oxygen levels in the skin cells, but alas! There’s a way for you to reduce that – maybe even delay its appearance. Bouncing on a trampoline increases elasticity by circulating more oxygen to your tissues.

This low-impact exercise detoxifies your lymphatic system and boosts your immunity, making you less prone to allergies and colds.

Working out on trampolines tones and strengthens your muscles, as well as helps you develop the balance of a ballet dancer. Bouncing gives you the opportunity to exercise different muscles of your body all at the same time.

Working Out All The Muscles

You might be asking yourself, “Why should I work out on trampolines, whereas I can get the same benefits from running or jogging?” The main disadvantage of running is that it puts physical stress on your lower limbs. Bouncing, however, takes out at least 80% of the stress on your weight-bearing joints.

Getting into shape by bouncing or rebounding develops many of your muscles that you may be surprised by how easy you can do it.

  • Lower Body – By consistently jumping, you effectively tone and condition your legs, thighs, and buttocks.
  • Upper Body – You may not be bouncing with your arms, but you will use your upper body to maintain your balance.
  • Abdominal Muscles – Looking to exercise your core? Bouncing requires you to flex your muscles every time you hit the trampoline and release them as you go back up. This type of training can be even more effective than doing sit-ups or crunches.
  • Back Muscles – These work hand in hand with your abdominal muscles to strengthen your core. When your back contracts with each bounce, it helps you balance better.

Without trying too hard, you won’t even know that you’re already working out! All you have to do now is to maintain it by keeping a healthy lifestyle and being consistent with your diet.

About the Author

Althea Earwood is a Clinical Instructor at a medical university in San Francisco. Prior to this, she works as a nurse at a hospital in New Jersey.