Using a Trampoline for Alternative Exercise
Most people often overlook the different activities that you can participate in that can not only help you get in shape, but are really quite fun and different, which might make it easier to build a healthy routine for the long-run. Below are a couple ideas of how to get some light and fun exercise on a trampoline. P.S. If you don’t have a trampoline yet then you can learn about the best trampolines in 2017 on many different websites.
To start off with, we’ll go over some mini workouts, which you could consider just warm-up routines:
- The Healthy Bounce: With your feet a little less than shoulder-width apart, slowly begin to bounce and make sure all of your soles stay on the mat. This is mainly a move just to get used to the bounce and balance.
- The Strong Bounce: Now, Using your calf and toe muscles, bend your knees a little to spring yourself off the mat. Doing this will get you used to being air-born.
- Optional Warmup: Pop in some music and have a little dance session on the trampoline. This may help with getting your body warmed up for all types of movements.
After you’ve had a go with the pre-workout routines, it’s time to take it up a notch and get your heart pumping:
- The Shuffle: Move your feet back and forth in an alternating pattern, with a light bounce on each transition.
- The Jog: This one is pretty straight forward. Just use the typical motion you would for jogging, but be careful because the timing will be a bit different than running on solid ground.
- The High-Knee: Do the same jog technique except a little bit faster. Being to lift your knees higher into the air while doing this. Your thighs should get to a position that makes them basically perpendicular to your waist.
In a later post we will get into more vigorous workouts to do on the trampoline, but for now let’s get antiquated with the whole exercising while bouncing thing before we move on.