In the 1970s, trampolines, or rebounders, as they were called then, did wonders to keep people in shape and help them keep up with their training schedules. The use of trampolines was all the rage back then, and soon, it lost its glory as a top-notch weight loss team with the emergence of gyms. However, mini trampolines are slowly gaining their lost glory and can now be seen alongside other gym equipment.
The mechanism involved in using mini trampolines is the same as the big ones. The difference would be the size of the net and the smaller springs and tensioners. Because of this, you shouldn’t try to jump higher like aerialists would using a larger trampoline. The focus of this exercise is more on the downward movement than the upward movement.
Jumping on mini trampolines proved to be an effective low-impact cardiovascular exercise that does not damage the joints or spine. But before engaging in such an exercise, you need to first consult a doctor to determine whether you are strong enough to use the equipment and whether your heart can withstand physical activity.
To get started with the regimen, the following are some important points to consider:
Heating. Make sure to do some warm-up exercises before subjecting your body to strenuous activities. This will help prepare your body and muscles for the stiff exercises that follow the warm-up.
Wear a support bra. For women with large breasts, it is important that they wear a good supportive bra to help them support the front weight. Jumping up and down can cause pain around the chest area.
Slowly build resistance. Don’t try too hard when using a mini trampoline, especially if you’re still new to it. It can make you short of breath and will tire you easily. With consistent exercise, your staying power will improve and you will be able to perform more complicated routines.
Feeling dizzy If you are a beginner to using mini trampolines, you will initially feel dizzy during or after exercise. This is normal. Soon enough, as your sense of balance and coordination improves, the feeling of dizziness also goes away.
Cool down. After each session, don’t forget to refresh yourself. Never stop abruptly, as this will cause you to lose your balance, feel dizzy, or worse, pass out. Take time to relax and slowly return to your normal rhythm.
Try these fun and easy fitness exercises and see the big difference.