A rebounder is a smaller version of a trampoline that is often about 3 feet in diameter. It is not only fun and convenient, but it can also be a tool that helps you shed weight. Other benefits are offered too, such as muscle tonight, stress relief and detoxification.
The amount of weight you want to lose and how fast will dictate which type of rebounding workout is right for you. In any case, rebounding on bare feet is recommended as this will help make sure that you don’t slip on the mat’s surface. It is also good to incorporate rebounding into a comprehensive workout that includes other routines like bicycling, walking or weight-lifting.
When it comes to weight loss, the amount of weight you actually shed with rebounding depends on two key factors: the amount of time you spend doing it, and how often. In addition, the more challenging your sessions are, the more weight will come off and the faster too.
You can rebound with varying and increasing intensities, or by jumping higher and higher above the mat. To achieve maximum weight loss, however, go for harder, more strenuous routines. Your warm up can include gentle bouncing and then bouncing higher and higher off the mat, increasing your effort as you go along. Do this alternately with some jogging and running in place. If you are a beginner, do it no longer than a few minutes each time. Gradually increase your rebounding workout to half an hour or longer. Cool down as you approach the end by reverting back to slower, less active bouncing.
To have some variety in your rebounding routine, do certain movements such as jumping jacks. For increased weight loss, do them as quick as you can. However, be sure that your rebounder is large enough before beginning those jumping jacks. Just remember that the more difficult your movements are, the bigger your weight loss will be.
Rebounders are not restricted to exercises you perform in an upright position. For effective full-body exercise that work on your back, legs and abdominals, sit on your rebounder with your feet on the floor underneath it. Lean back slightly and pull your feet up slowly with your arms opened wide. Then start bouncing your body on the rebounder, adjusting your arms for balance. As soon as you’ve mastered this routine, try it with your legs stretched out in front. You will know if you’re doing it right if your legs and torso are creating a “V.”
Lastly, before you get started, visit your doctor just to check if you are capable of meeting the physical demands of such activities. Rebounding is generally healthy, but if you have heart problems or any other sensitive medical conditions, it will not be good for you.