What is Rebounding?
Rebounding is simply bouncing or jumping on a mini-trampolining. Do not be confused by various terms in the market such as urband rebounding or cardiolates, as these are usually just brand names.
In essence, rebounding is a full-body workout done on a mini-trampoline (anywhere between 38 to 50 inches in diameter).
The best part about rebounding is it’s versatility as it can be tailored to suit different levels of fitness, ability and interests.
It is easy to tailor workouts for beginner to advanced levels, from home workouts to professional athletes.
You can even incorporate dance, martial arts, pilates, yoga, boxing, full body toning, strength training, HIIT, tabata, cardiovascular endurance training……the list goes on…
The possibilities are endless – limited only by your imagination, areas of interests and training/exercise objectives!
How Rebounding Works
In the words of Albert Carter, investigative journalist, professional trampolinist, and the world’s foremost authority on rebound exercise:
“Rebound exercises utilizes the forces of gravity, as well as the forces of acceleration and deceleration,” Carter said. “When you land on a rebounder, every cell in the body has to adjust to the increased deceleration. When the springs take over and push the body up into the air, then the body has to adjust to a weightless condition for only a moment at a time. But that weightless condition is throughout the entire body regardless of where the cells are.
“We’ve found that the best exercise is rebound exercise, which allows the more than 100 trillion cells of the body to adjust to an environment that it is not used to, which is deceleration at the bottom of the bounce.”
Simply put, you accelerate as you bounce up and after a moment of weightlessness at the top of the bounce, you decelerate at an increased G-force back to the mat. The amount of G-force depends on the height of the bounce.