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Posted On: 27 August 2013 02:50 pm
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The fun way to fitness

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Do you think jumping on a trampoline is child’s play? A few people still have the misconception that a trampoline is only for kids or for recreational fun. But fitness experts say trampolining, which is also known as rebounding is putting a feel-good cardiovascular workout into group fitness classes, from body sculpting to dance. It delivers a low-impact, calorie-burning workout that swaps the tedium of a treadmill or step class for a feeling of child-like euphoria. A gymnastics trampoline is a piece of equipment that is made up of a sturdy, taut piece of fabric which is then stretched across a steel frame. Improved cardiovascular health and increased leg strength are the benefits of trampoline fitness. It can be perceived as easier than traditional aerobic activities. Studies of both sedentary, middle-aged women and highly trained athletes alike demonstrate a modest but significant improvement in cardiovascular health with regular, 30-minute trampoline workouts. College students who performed just 30 minutes of rebounding twice a week experienced significant increases in both leg power and leg strength. Similar reports came from gymnastics coaches, who regularly include trampoline work in their athletes’ training programs. Bouncing may feel easier and be more pleasurable to non-exercisers than other forms of cardiovascular workouts. Benefits also includes core strengthening, improved balance, lymphatic drainage, weight loss by burning calories, better performance in sports requiring multi-directional movement and enhanced coordination. Try to adopt some form of strategy and consistency when you bounce. Try to ensure that you bounce the same height with each bounce and make a series of bounces for a short period of time, followed by a short break, and then another short period of bouncing. Source:Qatar Chronicle