Thursday, March 10, 2011


Mini Trampolines / Rebounders

I just finished jumping on my mini tramp for 25 minutes! It's one of the greatest forms of exercise because it has so many wonderful benefits. I recently took mine out of my gym and put it in the middle of my living room and try and do atleast 20 minutes first thing in the morning atleast 3-4 days a week. It gives you so much energy and it's fun!

Here's some info I got from about the benefits

Research has led some scientists to conclude that jumping on a mini-trampoline is possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by man, especially because of the effect rebounding has on the lymph in the body.
People who jump on a mini-trampoline a few times a day for a minimum of 10 minutes each time find they're able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense. The effect is not just psychological, because the action of bouncing up and down against gravity is one of the most beneficial aerobic exercises ever developed.

Mini-Trampoline Exercise Good For Lymphatic System

The human body needs to move. The lymph system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Contrary to blood which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation which contributes toarthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as aging. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.

The lymph fluid moves through channels called "vessels" that are filled with one way valves, 
so the lymph always moves in the same direction. The main lymph vessels run up the legs, up 
the arms and up the torso. This is why the vertical up and down movement of rebounding is so 
effective to pump the lymph.

Rebounding For Detoxification And Immune System Benefits

The rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, and is beneficial 
for the intestines. Many immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled 
through amebic action. These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All cells in the 
body become stronger in response to the increased "G force" during rebounding, and this cellular 
exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to 5 times more active. These immune cells
are responsible for eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active. 
Jumping on a mini-trampoline directly strengthens the immune system, so it's a big deal!

The Many Benefits of Rebounding

Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat - which is highly beneficial for 
diabetes and a host of other diseases, provides an aerobic effect for your heart, and
gives your body energy when it's tired.

It increases the capacity for breathing.
It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.

It helps combat depression.
It helps normalize your blood pressure.
It helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
It aids lymphatic circulation, as well as blood flow in the veins of the circulatory 
It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
It stimulates the metabolism, thereby reducing the likelihood of obesity.
It tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
It improves coordination throughout the body.
It promotes increased muscle fiber tone.
It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack 
     of exercise.
It enhances digestion and elimination processes.
It allows for easier relaxation and sleep.
It results in a better mental performance, with sharper learning processes.
It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal 
It tends to slow down aging

The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding

The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids you of toxins
such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy 
metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. 
The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing 
system that drains away these potential poisons.
Arterial blood enters the capillaries in order to supply the cells with fresh fluid 
containing food and oxygen. Rebounding's bouncing motion effectively moves 
and recycles the lymph and the entire blood supply through the body many times 
during the course of the rebounding session.

Rebounding's Stabilizing Effect on the Nervous System

Jumping on a mini-trampoline - along with yoga and deep breathing - is an excellent
way to reduce stress. It can put the bouncing person into a trance-like state and 
provide wonderful relaxation. Jumping for health and fitness not only stabilizes the 
nervous system during the exercise session, but continues to help maintain a 
relaxed disposition even after one steps off the trampoline. The result is increased 
resistance to environmental, physical, and emotional stress. This is kind of thing 
which helps a person avoid psychosomatic disease and depression.

Anyway I bought mine at Sports Authority for about $50! Bruno has chewed mine to death 
but still works ; )

Here is the link to some mini tramps at Sports Authority

Also check out this guy, he's pretty hilarious BUT knows his shit, gotta give him that! 
He's the LIFE REGENERATOR!! ah hahahahahahahaha

Also check your local gym for rebounder mini trampoline classes!

Jamie xx

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