By now, you’ve likely heard how great working out on a trampoline is. However, what you may not know is which muscles are actually being exercised and improved through trampoline workouts. With that in mind, we have gathered together the muscles that see the most improvement from trampoline exercise. After you’re done reading and you’re ready to get your muscles moving, come to Rebounderz Trampoline Park here in Sunrise for a fun workout you’ll love. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s check those muscles out.
The act of jumping up and down activates your core muscles more than you might initially think. That’s because as you coil your body up, ready to explode for a jump, you are contracting and releasing your abdominal muscles. With every jump, you flex and release those muscles, which results in your abs becoming more toned and defined. Reports have shown that rebounding on a trampoline provides a more efficient and effective abdominal workout that doesn’t cause your body the same amount of strain or impact as sit-ups or crunches.
More obvious may be the benefits your lower body muscles see. Jumping naturally involves your legs, thighs, and glutes. That means the consistent jumping motion involved in trampolining results in your lower body muscles becoming stronger and more toned with every leap you take. The low-impact nature of trampolining makes it a more desirable workout, as there is less strain and pressure placed on your knees and ankles, which cannot be said about running. If you’re looking to see even greater results, you can add ankle weights or hold small dumbbells to provide extra resistance and build your muscles further.
It’s easy to forget, but your heart actually is a muscle. When you work out, you strengthen your cardiovascular system, which helps pump blood through your body. Thanks to the cardio exercise provided by trampolining, you can strengthen your heart in a way that is fun and has less impact than jogging. Rebounding on a trampoline can also reduce blood pooling in your veins, which can cause chronic edema. When your body can properly pump blood through your veins, your immune system will also see a benefit, as you will be better equipped to fight off infections.
Though it is not technically a muscle, your lymphatic system is vital to your health. That’s because your lymphatic system contains a network of tissues and organs that work together to keep your body clear of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. Unlike your cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system requires your body to act as a pump in order to operate. Therefore, the full body exercise of trampolining is a great way to improve your lymphatic system, as it requires our conscious movement. Rebounding on a trampoline can cause your lymphatic valves to open and close simultaneously, which can increase lymph flow by as much as 15 times its normal rate.
When you jump on a trampoline, you achieve a state of weightlessness that benefits every muscle and cell in your body. That is because it allows your body to engage its ability to detoxify everything from your brain to your kidneys with the lymphatic fluid that is carried by your blood flow. That fluid is carried to the cells and body tissue to remove harmful toxins that have built up over time. Rebounding also stimulates your thyroid gland, allowing it to clean itself and the entire lymphatic system of stored fat. That results in a reduction in cellulite build up. Trampolining also increases the mitochondrial count in each of your cells due to the extra demand of energy the exercise calls for.
Jumping on a trampoline also strengthens your skeletal system and increases your bone mass. That is because of the increased G-force your bones experience while rebounding strengthens them without the danger of shin splints or fractures, thanks to the low-impact nature of trampolining. That means that trampolining strengthens your bone density as a form of prevention against bone conditions such as osteoporosis. This has made trampolining an incredibly useful exercise for astronauts preparing for the loss of bone mass that comes from extended time spent in a zero-gravity environment. This also makes rebounding incredibly helpful for seniors, as it provides them a safe, low-impact workout that helps build their bone density while strengthening and lengthening muscles, which improves their flexibility.
Your muscles aren’t the only part of your body that see incredible benefits from trampoline exercise. When you include trampolining in your workout routine, you’ll see overall improvement for your whole body. If you’re looking for the perfect place to get your trampolining in, come to Rebounderz Trampoline Park in Sunrise. Whether you’re jumping on our trampoline or you’re testing your skills on the Ninja Warrior course, we know you’ll get a workout that really works. We hope to see you here soon!