A rebounder is a mini-trampoline that usually measures around 3 feet in diameter. Not only is it enjoyable and convenient, but it is effective for weight loss too. Other benefits are offered too, such as muscle tonight, stress relief and detoxification.
How much weight you’re aiming to lose and how fast are the key factors dictating which rebounding workout is most effective for you. In any case, you should rebound on bare feet to avoid slipping. You can combine rebounding with other exercises, like weight-lifting, biking and walking.
In terms of weight loss, how much weight you actually eliminate with rebounding depends primarily on two factors: how frequently you do it and for how long you do it each time. And the more intense your sessions are, the more weight you will lose and the quicker too.
Basics of Rebounding
You can rebound at different intensities, like gently bouncing on the rebounder or by jogging hard in in place or jumping higher off the mat. For substantial weight loss though, do more strenuous rebound routines. Gentle bounces are a great way to warm up, then start bouncing higher and higher off the mat while exerting more and more effort. Alternate this with a stationary jog or sprint. If you are a beginner, do it no longer than a few minutes each time. Bit by bit, stretch your rebounding workout to at least 30 minutes. Cool down towards the end by returning to slower, more relaxed bouncing.
To have some variety in your rebounding routine, do certain movements such as jumping jacks. Move as quickly as possible for more weight loss. But before you begin, check that your rebounder is spacious enough for you. Just take note that the more vigorous your movements are, the greater weight loss they can bring you.
Rebounders are not only for exercises that you do while standing. For a complete body exercise that works, specifically by toning your abdominals, legs and back, sit on your rebounder but keep your feet on the floor under it. Lean back a bit while lifting your feet slowly , your arms held out. Then bounce up and down, finding balance with the use of your arms. Once you’ve perfect this exercise, try it with your legs extended up and out. You will know if you’re doing it right if your legs and torso are creating a “V.”
Lastly, before you start though, check with your doctor to be sure that you can keep up with the physical demands of these routines. Rebounding is healthy in general, but if you have certain medical conditions, it might do you more harm than good.