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How to Start Rebounding

Rebounding is a fantastic form of exercise.  It is low impact so is very easy on the joints, which means anyone of any age can do it, no matter what your fitness level.  Rebounding can help you lose weight, detox, build muscle, improve stability and balance.

Ideally you want to be rebounding for about 15 mins a day.  This can be broken into three 5 mins sessions during the day until you feel comfortable with the rebounder.  If you have a good level of fitness you may be able to start with 15mins in one session.

Rebounding can be categorized into three basic types of jumps, health, strength and aerobic.

The Health Jump is bouncing up and down on the rebounder in a gently rhythmic motion.  This is a great low impact exercise and gets your lymphatic system moving.  Perfect for doing while watching tv.

The Strength Jump involves jumping high on the rebounder.  This is great for building core and leg muscles, stability, balance and agility.

The Aerobic Jump involves high intensity moves, jumping jacks, high knees or running on the spot.  This jump is great for improving your aerobic fitness and stamina on the rebounder.  You will be sweating in no time.

You can also increase the difficulty level of your workout by adding ankle weights or holding hand weights for extra resistance.

You can rebounding anywhere indoors or outdoors, listening to music or in front of the tv.

 

Rebounder Workout

Warm Up – 3 mins

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Relax your arms by your sides
  3. Gently bounce up and down. Your feet should not leave the mat.

 

Basic Bounce – 3 mins

The basic bounce tones your quads, glutes, calf and abdominal muscles.

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Relax your arms by your sides
  3. Jump up and down. Your feet should be at least 3 inches off the mat.

 

Jog briskly – 3mins

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Then start running on the spot

For a more intense workout lift the knees higher.

 

Jumping Jacks -3 mins

This gets your heart rate up while engaging the inner and outer thighs.

  1. Stand with your feet together.
  2. Relax your arms by your sides
  3. Jump your legs wide and raise your arms above your head.
  4. Then jump your legs together and your arm back to your sides
  5. Then repeat

 

Warm Down – 3 mins

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Relax your arms by your sides
  3. Gently bounce up and down. Your feet should not leave the mat.

 

If you are interested in looking at some rebounders you can see our REBOUNDER REVIEWS.

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