A rebounder is a smaller version of a trampoline that is often about 3 feet in diameter. It is not merely fun as well as convenient, but it’s also a great ally for anyone who wants to lose weight. And there are other benefits like detoxification, improved metabolism and muscle toning.
How much weight you should lose and how quickly are the two things that determine the rebounding workout that is best 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 with varying and increasing intensities, or by jumping higher and higher above the mat. For substantial weight loss though, do more strenuous rebound 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. As a beginner, you’ll want to begin by doing it a few minutes every time. Slowly extend your rebounding workout to about 30 minutes or even longer. Cool down towards the end by returning to slower, more relaxed bouncing.
For variety in your rebounding workouts, throw in some movements – for example, jumping jacks. For increased weight loss, do them as quick as you can. However, ensure that your rebounder is big enough before you actually start with those jumping jacks. Just take note that the more vigorous your movements are, the greater weight loss they can bring you.
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 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 that you got it right when your torso and legs form 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.