Cardio Trampoline Workouts Are Good, But…
Is cardio trampoline worth the trouble?
Even though I’ve never found it to be my cup of tea, the answer is YES. It is effective and it works.
Jumping on a trampoline is not just child’s play, it’s becoming a mainstream exercise these days. Trampoline courses are popping up in fitness centers across the country. This low-impact cardio workout that just happens to be a lot of fun is easier on your joints than running and many other cardio exercises.
Plus, your balance improves, it gets your heart rate up, and can help you shed the pounds pretty quickly when combined with a smart diet and good supplementation. Since trampolining reduces impact by 40 percent, it allows you to work out harder and recover faster since your body isn’t getting as beat up as it would doing high impact cardio exercises on the ground.
Ready to get your bounce on?
Good, whether you go to a trampoline class or you choose to buy a trampoline for your home, you will want a well-built and sturdy trampoline. The last thing you need is to break the trampoline and your leg at the same time.
Trampoline Workout For Cardio
You’ll also reap the benefits of strapping on a heart rate monitor to see how hard you’re working. Check out this cardio trampoline workout that will kick your tail more than you thought possible.
1. Warm Up
Start out with jumping jacks at the center of the trampoline and transition into high-knee raises while running in place.
Warm up for 5 minutes.
2. Core: “Powerbounce” with Alternating Side Reaches
It’s pretty simple, bounce from your feet to your butt and up again to a standing position as fast as possible. Whenever you stand up, reach alternative arms across your body.
Try doing this for 3-5 minutes without stopping.
3. Legs: Lateral Plyo Jumps
Stand on one foot on one side of the trampoline, and then immediately transition to the other side of the trampoline by landing on the opposite foot. Always push off with the foot that’s down.
Do this exercise for 5-10 minutes and then rest 2 minutes.
4. Upper Body: Planks to Pushups
Begin in plank position with your forearms in the middle of the trampoline. From here, transition to your hands. Do a pushup and return to your forearms for another plank. Be sure your abs are engaged the entire time. Do this for 1 minute and repeat 3 times with 10 seconds of rest between sets.
Trampoline Cardio With Weights Instructional Video
Many ladies even use dumbbell weights while doing their trampoline workouts for cardio, check out this short instructional video showing different trampoline exercises you can do with weights.
The Pros and Cons of Cardio Trampoline Workouts
Cardio trampoline is great for many reasons, it’s different and can keep you from getting bored. That’s important in order to stay consistent with your workouts. You really do feel like a kid again, it’s one of the most entertaining forms of cardio I can think of.
You will be burning calories and shedding fat and the whole time it feels like a game. That’s the great part but there is a definite negative for this type of cardio as well. It’s rather easy to get hurt using a trampoline. If you are not very coordinated you can easily twist your knee or fall off of the trampoline, if you’re jumping high enough you can easily bump your head. So my advice is this…. Only you know your capabilities. If you are highly coordinated and have great body control, go for it.
But if you are not very aware or don’t have great body control I would not recommend this exercise for you. On top of that, there are other exercises that I feel burn far more calories per minute than trampoline cardio. If you want to see the best workout for ladies looking to lose weight, read “The best exercise for women to lose weight” right now.
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