If you have ever jumped on an inground or an above ground trampoline you may not think you need to know how to jump on a trampoline. You get on. You jump. End of story, right? Well, learning how to safely jump will help you jump without risk of injury and to glean the most benefits from the rebounding.
Practice makes perfect when jumping on a trampoline. You don’t need to be training for the Olympics to want to get the best height and cleanest landing. When you learn to jump on a trampoline, you will master a practice that will help build muscles, joint strength and help with overall balance.
How to jump on a trampoline
Trampolines have seen a rapid increase in sales and in families wanting one for their very own. Whether you get an inground or an above ground trampoline and whether it’s for your children, or you or both, working on your vertical leap is fun!
Here are tips:
- Know how much your individual body can take. You may need to condition yourself for the vertical leap and its landing and may need to work on your cardio before you spend a lot of time rebounding
- Focus the attention on your calf and quads when you push off and when you land
- If you want to increase your calf muslces do some off-trampoline exercises like standing on your tip toes or squats
- Strong, healthy ankles will help you with your rebounding and landing, too. Do lunges or leg hops to strengthen your ankles
- Consider your intial times on the trampoline to be intermittent training. Rebound one day, take a day off, rebound the next.
Jumping on a trampoline is an exercise that allows you to work your lungs and get cardio all without risk of injury because you’re hitting the hard pavement with every step. Ask your doctor, but he or she will likely tell you that rebounding is a great exercise even for someone who has been sedentary.
Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.