A rebounder is a smaller version of a trampoline that is often about 3 feet in diameter. Not only is it enjoyable and convenient, but it is effective for weight loss too. And there are other benefits like detoxification, improved metabolism and muscle toning.
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, you should rebound on bare feet to avoid slipping. You can combine rebounding with other exercises, like weight-lifting, biking and walking.
As far as weight loss is concerned, the amount of weight loss you shed will depend on how frequently you do rebounding and the amount of time you spend each time you do it. Additionally, the harder your moves, the more weight you will shed and the faster as well.
You can rebound at different intensities, like gently bouncing on the rebounder or by jogging hard in in place or jumping higher off the mat. To achieve maximum weight loss, however, go for harder, more strenuous routines. Gentle bounces are a great way to warm up, then start bouncing higher and higher off the mat while exerting more and more effort. You can alternate this with a stationary run or jog. As a beginner, you’ll want to begin by doing it a few minutes every time. Bit by bit, stretch your rebounding workout to at least 30 minutes. 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. Move as quickly as possible for more weight loss. However, be sure that your rebounder is large enough before beginning those jumping jacks. Just keep in mind that the more strenuous your movements are, the more effective they are for weight loss.
Rebounders are not only for exercises that you do while standing. For a great total body workout that tones your tummy, legs and back, sit on the rebounder and put both your feet on the floor below it. Lean back slightly and pull your feet up slowly with your arms opened wide. Then bounce up and down, finding balance with the use of your arms. Once you’ve mastered this move, try doing it with your legs straightened up and out. 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. While rebounding is good in general, it is prohibited for certain people with heart issues or any other medical conditions.