Everyone knows they need to work out. Yet, the excuses are just as plentiful to not do it. Here is a simple, yet effective exercise that takes only 10-12 minutes. It uses the REBOUNDER!!
NASA compared jogging, running on a treadmill and rebounding in preparing astronauts for space flights. Their results found:
Dr. Morton Walker in the Townsend Letter for Doctors gave the following benefits for rebounding:
– Increased balance and coordination
– Lessens chances of cardiovascular disease
– Aids in lymphatic circulation
– Lowers resting heart rate
– Stimulates metabolism
– Improves eye vision
– Circulates more oxygen to bodily tissues
– Tones glandular system, especially the output of the thyroid
– Increases muscular vigor and the tone of muscle fiber
– Reduces headaches, back pain and other aches caused by lack of exercise
– Allows for deeper and easier sleep and relaxation
Calorie Use Guide
(for a 150 pound person)
Activity Cal/ hour Cal/ 15 min
Rebound-sprint 1440 360
Rebound – strength bounce 1050 262
Bicycling – 15 mph 890 222
Running 750 187
Jumping rope 750 187
Weight lifting 660 165
Walking 360 90
What to Look for in a Rebounder
Not all rebounders are made the same.
· Look for a mat that is not hard or stiff. A stiff mat can cause ankle, knee and/or lower back problems.
· Nylon webbing along the edge of the mat can tear and/or rot. Look for polypropylene webbing (like seat belt material).
· It is best if the springs are not attached directly to the frame. This allows for easy replacement as springs will wear out and a good frame will last for a long time.
· Legs that are about 6” are too short. Springs that are attached from piano wire helps keep the legs firmly attached and yet allow for easy folding and storage
· Our recommended brand: Needak
10-12 Minute Workout
Be sure to work up to this workout – – – it looks easy, but will take some time to adjust
– 2 minutes of the health bounce (light bouncing)
– 1 minute of waist twists (like skiing – – works the inner organs and waist)
– 3 minutes of aerobic bounding (lifting knees high — – 20 seconds fast, 10 seconds slow, repeat 6 times)
– 2 minutes of optional bouncing (side, front and back kicks)
– 3-3 minutes of strength bouncing (straight up and down with ‘strength’ – – good for strengthening bones)
– 2 minutes of health bounce to cool down