When you say the word exercise around most adults these days, you’re likely to be met with a huge eye roll, a heart wrenching grown, they start blabbering excuses, or any combination of the three. It’s true that thanks to technology and prolific personal transportation options, most people spend most of their entire day sitting on their behinds. Why get all sweaty riding your bike or walking when it’s so much cooler in the car? While this may help keep us on schedule, it’s taking a toll on our overall physical fitness as a society. That’s why so many people are using trampolines as a fun way to work exercise back into their lives.
If you’re thinking about using trampolines for exercise, it’s important to know how to make the most of the unique bouncing motion, also known as rebounding. The great thing about trampoline jumping is that it is a safe workout for people of all ages, as long as they have the ability tostand and walk unassisted. This means that instead of having to pay for a highly expensive gym membership you can all get one enjoyable workout for free with your backyard trampoline.
It’s really easy to start using a trampoline for exercise, but before you climb on, you have to make sure that you have all the necessary safety features in place so that you can only concentrate on your workout, and not on whether or not you’re about to fall off the trampoline mat. After your trampoline is fully constructed, install a trampoline pad, which will cover up the edges of the metal frame as well as the gap between the springs and the mat. You might also consider installing a trampoline enclosure, which will help keep all the bodies in the center of the mat and not on the ground.
Once your safety features are in place, it’s time to start the workout. Begin by removing your shoes and socks, and climbing onto the jumping surface. Even though you might be used to working out in sneakers, they will only make it harder to keep your balance on the trampoline. Next, march in place for a few minutes, getting used to the feel of the trampolines and the resistance of the mat. Then, try some jumps in place for about three minutes, making sure to keep your abdominal muscles engaged and your knees bending and flexing.