Why I Love Rebounding

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Why I Love Rebounding

I have been exercising for years and my joints have been feeling the impact of my workouts over the past few years. I am 58 this year and thought it was time to find a workout friendlier to my joints. Enter my new rebounder!

A rebounder trampoline, also known simply as a rebounder, is a type of mini-trampoline used primarily for fitness and exercise purposes.

After much research, I purchased my rebounder from Amazon. I went with the 48″ BCAN. This brand sells a 40″ and a 48″ rebounder. I went with the larger one because I am all leg :0) and I wanted to be able to do wider jumps safely. I also went with this one because of the reviews and the price tag. The BCAN retails for $169.99 and at my time of purchase there was a $30.00 coupon to. Many trapolines retail for over $300.00 so for me, a beginner, the BCAN fit my needs. Once I have been rebounding for a while I may upgrade but this is a perfect starter reounder, IMO.

Why I Love Rebounding
Why I Love Rebounding- BCAN Photo

Why Rebound?

Using a rebounder (mini-trampoline) for exercise offers several benefits:

  1. Low Impact: Rebounding on a mini-trampoline reduces the impact on joints compared to exercises like running or jumping on hard surfaces. This makes it suitable for people with joint issues or those recovering from injuries.
  2. Cardiovascular Fitness: Bouncing on a rebounder elevates your heart rate, providing a cardiovascular workout similar to aerobic exercises. It improves heart and lung health and enhances overall endurance.
  3. Lymphatic Drainage: The up-and-down motion of rebounding helps stimulate the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in removing toxins and waste from the body. This can boost immunity and improve overall health.
  4. Balance and Coordination: Rebounding requires maintaining balance and coordination, which can help improve these skills over time. This is particularly beneficial for older adults looking to maintain or improve their balance.
  5. Muscle Tone: Rebounding engages various muscle groups, including legs, core, and arms, as you stabilize your body during bouncing. Regular use can lead to improved muscle tone and strength.
  6. Weight Management: Rebounding can aid in weight loss or weight maintenance by burning calories and increasing metabolism. It’s an effective way to incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into your routine.
  7. Fun and Variety: Many people find rebounding enjoyable due to its playful nature. It can be a refreshing change from traditional workouts and can help reduce exercise boredom.
  8. Convenience: Mini-trampolines are compact and can be used indoors, making them accessible for home workouts regardless of weather conditions.
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BCAN Foldable Mini Trampoline- BCAN Photo

My Results:

I have been rebounding for exactly one week at the time of this post. I don’t see any change in my body yet but I have noticed a few minor changes.

  1. On day one I did a 15 minute workout and it was hard! I workout reguarly and this was hard, yes I mean tto say that twice :o). My heart rate went up quickly and I found that after five minutes I was ready to be done. Once I recovered I realized how much fun I had so that afternoon I did another 15 minute workout. Again, I really had fun and the bouncing was a bit easier. Probably because I knew the moves a bit better.
  2. Day two was a bit harder. I was feeling like a cold/flu was coming on but I did a short workout and then relaxed. This feeling lasted for three days, but I never got sick. I feel that my lyphatic system could have been detoxing because after three days it was gone.
  3. One week later I am still bouncing and I am loving it! I am super excited because I have NO joint pain this week! Not one workout has caused me any kee or hip pain, yay!
  4. My energy is way up! I typically in bed watching tv at 7:30PM. I have been up past 9 several nights in a row now.
  5. I have been doing more, I can keep going all day without much needed rest.
  6. My sleep has improved!

What workouts do I like?

I have spent some time on YouTube looking for rebounding workouts and the only person that I really like to workout to so far is Jump and Jacked. I am pretty picky who I listen to and follow. I am still researching good instructors and am currently doing a 7-day free trial with Jump and Jacked. I am not sure I want to pay the yearly fee of 239.00 but we will see. She’s really fun and I like the set workouts that she does. So I may do it!

This one has been my favorite so far, but I am a big Shania Twain fan. It was fun and uplifting.

Cons of the BCAN

Nothing is perfect and neither is this rebounder, but its super close!

The one negative thing I will say is that it says it folds. In order to fold this you have to take off all of the bungees and the handle. For me it’s not a big deal and doesn’t prevent me from loving it because its in my workout room and I have no intention of folding it up, I never did.

Check with your doctor first

Before starting any new exercise routine, including rebounding on a mini-trampoline, check with your doctor or healthcare provider, especially if you have any of the following conditions:

  1. Joint Issues: If you have arthritis or any other joint problems, rebounding might exacerbate these conditions if not done correctly.
  2. Cardiovascular Issues: Individuals with heart problems or high blood pressure should ensure that rebounding is safe for them, as it can elevate heart rate and blood pressure.
  3. Pregnancy: Pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider before engaging in rebounding exercises to ensure safety for themselves and the baby.
  4. Balance Issues: If you have balance problems or are at risk of falls, you may need to take extra precautions or avoid rebounding altogether.
  5. Recent Surgery or Injury: If you’ve recently had surgery or are recovering from an injury, your doctor can advise on when it’s safe to start rebounding and what precautions to take.
  6. Other Medical Conditions: Various medical conditions and medications can affect your ability to safely exercise on a rebounder, so it’s essential to get personalized advice.

Your doctor can provide personalized recommendations based on your health history and current fitness level. They can also advise on proper technique, duration, and intensity of rebounding exercises to ensure you exercise safely and effectively.

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