Mini Trampolines – Great for Cardio Exercise

October 16, 2008 · 2 comments

This is a guest post by John from King Trampolines.

Mini Trampoline

In this post I will explain the benefits of using a mini trampoline for weight loss and exercise. In 1980 NASA performed a study about the effectiveness of bouncing on a trampoline and the results were outstanding:

“… for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running” Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980

So the great thing about a trampoline is they are fun as well as giving you a workout. Because you have so much fun whilst bouncing on a trampoline you probably don’t realise you are improving your cardiovascular levels and burning fat at the same time, for this reason trampolines have a major advantage over traditional forms of exercise.

So why is a mini trampoline a good form of exercise?

• Low Impact on joints – Trampoline bouncing produces relatively low impact on your joints, much less than jogging or running. This is because the force applied when you land on the trampoline mat is absorbed into the surrounding springs of the trampoline.
• Improves blood circulation – the exercise of bouncing up and down increases blood circulation and helps strengthen the heart muscle
• Reduces stress and tension – As you may or may not know bouncing on a trampoline can reduce stress and tension, the fun exercise releases endorphins in your brain (produced by your pituitary gland) this gives you a natural high, similar to an adrenaline rush.
• Helps Tone Muscle – whilst you bounce up and down on the trampoline your muscles contract, the more times you bounce the more times your muscles will contract causing them to strengthen and define. A trampoline will help tone your legs, thighs, back and stomach.
• Aids weight loss – of course the number one reason people start exercise programs is to lose weight. The cardio activity caused by bouncing on a trampoline will help aid weight loss.
• Stimulates the brain – Any exercise that makes you sweat will most likely have released enough endorphins (mentioned above) to help stimulate your brain. This stimulation helps you get a “clear head” and helps you stay focused.
• Improves Balance and coordination – because the mat of a trampoline is constantly changing you have to adjust your body’s centre of gravity to stay upright on the trampoline.
• Improves posture – have you ever noticed when performing exercise it helps you improve your posture, well bouncing on a trampoline does the same thing.

Okay where can I buy a mini trampoline?

The good news is you don’t have to stretch your wallet to purchase a mini trampoline, of course my site recommends places to buy mini trampolines in the United States, Canada & in the United Kingdom. Giving you an average price you can expect to pay (but again don’t worry as they are not expensive).

Thanks for reading. For more information on trampolines click on the picture below:

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Review This Weight Loss Program October 16, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I also want to buy this cute little thing. This is surely a fun way to burn fat and promote a healthy body. Also, I love the feeling that I get since it makes me remember my jolly childhood. And I must add, lymphatic circulation is also improved hence cholesterol and triglycerides are rightly regulated.

Levi October 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm

I’ve played around on these, they’re pretty neat. A lot of places recommend them for the elderly or sedentary people to get started, but I usually see them ending up in yard sales or in use by the grandchildren!

It’s too bad because bouncing makes for an easy, low impact workout, and you can even do it while watching TV.

Or stowed away under the bed never to be seen again. That’s a problem with a lot of exercise equipment.

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