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cmorris4
02-21-2012, 11:14 AM
My mom bought me a mini-trampoline for Christmas - she said that the results of using them are amazing for burning fat, overall well being, and even promoting lean muscle growth. At first i thought it was ridiculous, but then i looked it up and i think she was right. As quoted by NASA:

"Rebound Exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man."

It has to do with the gravitational effect of bouncing up and down. Research has shown that it actually affects every single aspect of your health, like cardio, lymph system, immune system, back strength, etc. According to NASA, rebounding exercises on a mini-trampoline burns more fat than jogging if you do it for more than 20 minutes per day. I haven't been using it enough to actually test this out for myself, so i throw the question out there - does anyone do this? does anyone have any success stories that involve a mini-trampoline? As far as i know it is the same with a regular trampoline, but it's nice to have one that fits in your house :P

ffrink
02-21-2012, 11:20 AM
My mom bought me a mini-trampoline for Christmas - she said that the results of using them are amazing for burning fat, overall well being, and even promoting lean muscle growth. At first i thought it was ridiculous, but then i looked it up and i think she was right. As quoted by NASA:

"Rebound Exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man."

It has to do with the gravitational effect of bouncing up and down. Research has shown that it actually affects every single aspect of your health, like cardio, lymph system, immune system, back strength, etc. According to NASA, rebounding exercises on a mini-trampoline burns more fat than jogging if you do it for more than 20 minutes per day. I haven't been using it enough to actually test this out for myself, so i throw the question out there - does anyone do this? does anyone have any success stories that involve a mini-trampoline? As far as i know it is the same with a regular trampoline, but it's nice to have one that fits in your house :P


NASA would never lie..(well, other than faking the moon landing....)

DrFeelgood127
02-21-2012, 11:35 AM
Short answer.

NO. Never tried "Rebounding exercises" mainly because my dong is still an intregal part of my body.



Funny anecdote though.

When i was around 7 years old, we went to a birthday party with my family and the hosts had a trampoline in their yard. The kids were taking turns and as I was finishing my fun, some eager fatty decided she couldn't wait any longer. As I was approaching the edge she climbed on and her downward force propelled me skyward into a nose first dive. When I awoke, I was on a couch in the living room, being tended to by a lovely high school girl who apparently saw what happened and carried me inside. Just as I was coming to grips with what had happened my mom walked by and I quickly sat up like nothing was wrong. She had warned me earlier about that trampoline and I couldn't bear dealing with the overreaction that would come my way if she knew i faceplanted and got knocked out by some whale.

bonjjj
02-21-2012, 02:19 PM
NASA would never lie..(well, other than faking the moon landing....)

I laughed.

mensagitatmolem
02-21-2012, 02:46 PM
So, you are saying all I needed was a trampoline in college to give me that edge on the weekends?

Wildtim
02-21-2012, 03:11 PM
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I like rebounding exercise!!!

On a ore serious note, I don't exactly understand how something helping you lift your feet would burn more energy than doing it yourself.

Tyciol
02-21-2012, 09:03 PM
When people talk about lean muscle gains with these things, while it's possible, it's not realistic.

You can in theory get lean muscle gains from progressivly doing anything more intensely, be it hopping up and down as high as you can, or stomping the floor really hard like sumos.

But we're built to conserve energy so most people's minds aren't going to try very hard. The benefit to weight-lifting is you load enough force on the bar so that you know how hard you're working, because if you weren't, you wouldn't be lifting it.

You have no idea how high you're jumping on a trampoline, so you don't know if your legs are getting stronger. For those mini-rebounders people buy for fitness, you won't be jumping very high at all anyway, because it's too scary too.

The most effective rebounding would be on those giant enclosed ones where you can go crazy as hell jumping as high as possible over and over again. I'm sure it's a great form of cardio and could even help with the legs a little, but even then, it lacks the numbers, so unless you're lucky enough to be someone who instinctively increases intensity every time, you will stagnate.

OP your mother likely read the advertisements the manufacturers wrote, and believed it all.

Feel free to cite these NASA studies you're talking about. If the manufacturers are at all responsible they will provide links to them. If not, assume they're lying.

No doubt minor benefits were found, but there's an obvious problem with claims such as:

rebounding exercises on a mini-trampoline burns more fat than jogging if you do it for more than 20 minutes
If you don't see the inherent problem with this statement, think harder.

People can jog and jump at different intensities. So the comparison tells us nothing. All this means is that someone jogged half-assed so they'd get a low score in jogging compared to going crazy on some rebounder.

I could in theory burn more calories by throwing a 5lb weight in the air for 10 minutes than I could from throwing a 10lb weight in the air for 10 minutes. It would depend on how high I threw it, after all. But that doesn't mean dumbbell juggling is an ideal means of fat loss.

keyboardworkout
02-21-2012, 09:04 PM
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fishingeek
02-21-2012, 09:52 PM
Some of the top bodybuilders are astronauts...

boxertim
02-21-2012, 10:04 PM
we had a new set of neighbors move in a few years ago...same age as my wife and I. Real nice couple. We were talking one day about exercise and this lady says she mini trampolined every day. My wife and I laughed and made fun of how silly that would be if it were true.....well she wasn't joking. We are not friends and she is still fat.

bouncefit
03-09-2012, 07:15 AM
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