Lots of people are touting the benefits of the rebounder or the mini tramp for exercise. I shot this video impromptu for you during one of my workouts.
Jumping on a trampoline works out every single cell in your body as they get squeezed up and down from gravity.
This is one of the best ways to pump the lymph through your body. The lymph is one of the key components of your immune system. One expert said that if our lymph flowed as well as it could every day it would be impossible to get sick!
“Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system is not closed and has no central pump. Lymph transport, therefore, is slow and sporadic. Despite low pressure, lymph movement occurs due to peristalsis (propulsion of the lymph due to alternate contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle), valves, and compression during contraction of adjacent skeletal muscle and arterial pulsation.”
Bouncing on a mini tramp happens to be one of the hands down best ways to move lymph although all sorts of other movement and manual massage can do it as well. In some cases the massage may be needed to break up stagnation in areas.
There are also some other benefits to doing it. However I don’t think its the only exercise you’ll ever need as some people claim.
Also there are differences between a cheap trampoline and one of the top of the line models. But a cheap model as I have here can be picked up in many local shops for about $30.
Anyway I’ve been experimenting with doing a number of things between the sets of exercises while I train. Bouncing on the mini tramp is one of them. I highly recommend you give it a try.
This is a powerful one but pales in comparison to some of the other things I’ve been doing. More on that later.
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Could you get the same benefits from say bouncing on the spot on the floor without the mini-tramp?
@Gaspode: There may be some benefits, as you still get the action one way, but without the bounce on the trampoline, where it absorbs and redirects your forces you don’t get it in another. So I’d say at best you’re getting half the benefit. Plus for some people it may be jarring on the joints.
Could you bounce on a bosu ball for the same effect? I know the tramp is probably cheaper, but I could borrow a bosu ball more easily to try this out.
@LLLS: Haven’t tried it but that might work. Just be careful you don’t slip off the sides.