autumn nights drawing in, it’s tempting to give up the gym or early
morning jog and curl up in bed instead.
and exercise expert Yinka Thomas, has created a fun and easy-to-follow
workout using a mini-trampoline. And the best news is you don’t
even have to leave your lounge.
minutes on a rebounder a day will help you tone and firm your body
in just six weeks.
it’s so effective is because your body feels an increased gravitational
(G) force at the bottom of the bounce,’ Yinka said.
‘This can be
equivalent to two or three times your bodyweight, and every cell
in your body responds to this perceived ‘stress’ by strengthening.’
A quality advanced-spring
rebounder is advisable because cheaper models have low-quality mats
and short hard springs.
The best rebounders
on the market are German-made Trimilins and Bellicons, and the American-made
Reboundair with prices starting at £139. You can order your
Trimilin rebounder from here, £5 from every order will be
donated to the National Osteoporosis Society.
a goal as per the schedule and stick to it. If you get tired during
the workout, try to keep going whilst reducing the level of intensity
of the exercise. Remember you can rebound to your favourite music,
radio or TV programmes to keep you motivated.
should purchase a good sports bra before you start rebounding
- If you are
worried about balance, order front and/or side support bars until
you’re more confident to bounce without them. Stay central
on the rebounder.
rhythmical breathing whilst rebounding. You should be able to
hold a conversation during the main component of your workout.
- Wear comfortable
clothing and rebound in suitable trainers (though you can rebound
- Always pull
your abdominals in whilst performing exercises on the rebounder,
this helps you to stabilise and balance
- Always finish
your workout with a cool down and stretch the large muscles of
the legs and torso to complete your workout
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Bounce lightly up and down, lifting heels alternately whilst keeping
soles on the mat
Bounce slightly higher and at a faster pace, lifting heels alternately
whilst keeping sole on the mat
Lightly jump no more than four inches from the mat