You know that jumping on an in-ground trampoline is fun but have you ever wondered what muscles benefit from rebounding? The answer may surprise you — a LOT of them!
When you jump on a trampoline, also known as rebounding, you are reaping many health benefits — you’re getting healthy, you’re working your legs and your cardio vascular system, you are working on your balance and you’re just having fun!
What Muscles Benefit From Rebounding?
- Your abs. When you jump and land you need to tighten your stomach muscles to keep your balance. When you do this, and when you truly concentrate on doing this you are strengthening your ab muscles. Will you get six-pack abs from a rebounding workout? Maybe, maybe not, but you will have fun trying!
- Legs, thighs, and butt. Jumping helps strenghten your muscles and when you’re jumping and keeping your balance you’re working and tightening those muscles and your glutes.
- Arms. Swing your arms when you jump. It will help give you lift off and will also give them a bit of a work out. Add hand weights if you want extra resistance.
- Your heart and lungs. If you’re constantly in motion, you’re getting healthier with every jump. Your heart and your lungs will thank you for it.
A major benefit of using a trampoline as a workout device, is that you won’t be putting any stress or strain on your muscles or joints and that is ideal for sufferers of joint pain. Running or jogging puts stress and strain and can cause you to be in pain once the workout is done. Rebounding means you’re landing on a soft surface and therefore aren’t jarring your joints. It’s a great low impact workout. If you’re loolking for a way to get in shape and not cause an injury or if you’re recovering from an injury, jumping on an in-ground trampoline might be just what the doctor ordered.