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3/28/11 12:01 P

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Sorry to see it's been awhile since any posts. Didn't find this site 'til now - or would've been on sooner!!

I love rebounding!! Am starting with focus and a plan to improve and progress to more varied workouts...defaulting to health bouncing when I'm feeling "puny"! LOL! ;-)

I'm trying to join with any of the teams promoting rebounding - I'm back on track and excited!!

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1/14/10 6:34 P

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I know this is an ancient message, but...

No, you don't have to jump high in order to get any benefit. In fact, Al Carter, who was sort of the rebounding pioneer, says that even people in wheelchairs can put their feet on the mat while someone ELSE jumps on it, and still benefit.

I'm still just starting out too, after an absence of years--both from this forum and from my rebounder--and I find that even the "low bounce" or the "health bounce," when your toes don't even leave the mat, is enough to get my heart pumping, my muscles working, and gives me a lot more energy during the day. I have even... (get this!)... noticed a little more muscle definition in my abdomen! Granted, there's still a very thick pad of fat over it, but when I lie on my back and tense my stomach muscles, I can really feel that they're firmer and more solid.

It's the little changes that happen when you're not really looking for them, that really make it all worth it.

So keep jumping the low bounce until you work your way up to the higher bounces... because even the low bounce will do amazing things to your body, your spirits, and your energy levels.

It ain't over till I say so!


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1/14/10 6:33 P

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I know this is an ancient message, but...

No, you don't have to jump high in order to get any benefit. In fact, Al Carter, who was sort of the rebounding pioneer, says that even people in wheelchairs can put their feet on the mat while someone ELSE jumps on it, and still benefit.

I'm still just starting out too, after an absence of years--both from this forum and from my rebounder--and I find that even the "low bounce" or the "health bounce," when your toes don't even leave the mat, is enough to get my heart pumping, my muscles working, and gives me a lot more energy during the day. I have even... (get this!)... noticed a little more muscle definition in my abdomen! Granted, there's still a very thick pad of fat over it, but when I lie on my back and tense my stomach muscles, I can really feel that they're firmer and more solid.

It's the little changes that happen when you're not really looking for them, that really make it all worth it.

So keep jumping the low bounce until you work your way up to the higher bounces... because even the low bounce will do amazing things to your body, your spirits, and your energy levels.

It ain't over till I say so!


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10/7/08 11:27 P

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ok here is a question. I just bought my mini trampoline at a yard sale on Sat. I have never used one before. I looked it up and did some reading about it and see all of the neat things about this. My question is one of the sites says you should start slow. A small bounce with your feet still on the trampoline and not leaving it. So that is what I am doing. I love it. But I am worried that I don't have a good one. I have no idea since I bought it at the yard sale. Also do you have to be jumping high and really fast to get benefits?

My favorite song is "I knew moma before she was moma" I want my kids to know the real moma before she was overweight and not very active.

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6/9/08 3:36 P

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thanks I'm adding minutes at a time great idea

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ALICEMB Posts: 16
5/23/08 11:05 A

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I don't think there's any "right" way to rebound as far as wearing shoes goes. I think it's a matter of personal preference. For me, shoes just didn't work. But it sounds like you need the extra support or cushioning. Like you said, the important thing is to keep going. As you've seen with your daughter, the results are truly amazing.

Even a few minutes on a rebounder add up to really good exercise. According to some material that came with my rebounder, 6 minutes on a rebounder - just one more minute than you're doing now - is the equivalent of jogging one mile. I've seen that statistic in some other places, too, so it must be pretty accurate. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather rebound for six minutes than jog a mile!

I think you'll also be amazed at how quickly you can build up your endurance. If you start out adding one minute to your workout, then, when you're comfortable with that, adding two minutes, then three minutes, before you know it you'll be up to 30 minutes a day. That's how I did it, and I now rebound 42 minutes a day, six days a week - the equivalent of jogging 7 miles a day/42 miles a week. I have to admit, some days it's hard, but I think that's the case with any exercise. Most days though, it's pretty effortless.

Happy rebouding!

Alice

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5/23/08 10:22 A

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I would like nothing better than to go barefoot unfortunately I have plantarfacitis and a heel spur that kills me when I don't wear some kind of support especially when walking or rebounding. But I am doing it Thank God. It's all those years of walking on concrete as a nurse has taken it's toll
have a blessed day
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5/22/08 3:25 P

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A good rebounder does make all the difference in the world. I can't recommend the Needak highly enough!

I prefer to rebound barefoot, though. When I tried it wearing tennis shoes, I jacked up one of my ankles. The tennis shoes weren't allowing enough flexibility in my feet/ankles, which are also an important part of the rebounding process. I figured out that the shoes were encouraging me to lock my ankles and jump flat-footed. Definitely don't lock your knees and flip your ankles, but don't lock your ankles, either, or believe me, you'll be very, very sorry!



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5/22/08 5:52 A

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did 5 mins today.... baby steps lol

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5/21/08 9:12 A

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HI all I am new to rebounding after reading a few messages her I realized we all have the same questions.
1. need to buy a better expensive rebounder to lessen the muscle pains ( I have a cheap one and my daughter has an expensive one WOW what a difference, it's like rebounding on butter on her's so I think I'll save 300 dollars and go buy an expensive one
2. start slowing 5 mins a session and try to loosen up before and afterwards for less muscle stiffness ( my daughter started rebounding because she was having alot of back pain and she rebounded through it and she looks soo toned and slimmed down it was amazing. Make sure you wear tennis shoe while rebounding. And make sure your pressing into the rebound mat not just jumping up and down on it. later when you get more comfortable with it you'll rebound like chorus line dancer, alot higher.
that's what good about a rebounder do it at your own pace and comfort level

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ALICEMB Posts: 16
5/4/08 2:35 P

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Boy, it's been a long, long time since last I was here!

I thought I'd pop in today to see what's been happening with the bouncing beauties.

Anyway, I'm the one who posted about severe back pain when I first started rebounding. I did stick with it, and now rebound 36 - 42 minutes a day, six days a week. You wouldn't believe the changes in my body! I'm now much leaner - not just thinner -- LEANER. I've achieved muscle definition in my back and abdomen. The results have been fabulous. . .

BUT they came at the cost of a lot of pain, most of which could have been avoided if I had invested in a good rebounder from the start. Instead, I went through two cheap Chinese rebounders, and experienced a lot of frustration with broken springs, and having the flimsy rebounders skitter all over the floor during use. I now firmly believe the back pain was the result of a mat that was just too rigid - the rebounder wasn't absorbing enough of the impact.

So, the best advice I can give you is to invest in a good rebounder. Once I saw that rebounding can produce miraculous results, I bought a Needak rebounder for about $200. I really, really wish I had started with a Needak. The frame is heavier, the springs are sturdy, durable and guaranteed for two years, the bounce is much softer and the overall experience is just SO much better.

I converted my sister to rebounding, and she loves her Needak, too!

Happy rebounding!

Alice

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4/17/08 12:41 A

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I am new to rebounding and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
Thanks so much!

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11/19/07 11:52 P

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It is very warm in the summer here too. Even the pool was well over 90 degrees... it was like swimming in bath water.. not too refreshing... but still wasn't too bad.

I still like to take walks, and once I'm out, I'm ok but pushing myself out the door is the problem :)

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11/19/07 7:15 P

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That's funny, MitziD, because that's exactly why I originally chose to use a stationary bicycle. I can read or watch t.v. while I'm doing it. It goes without saying that I consider one of the major benefits of rebounding to be that I can watch t.v. while I'm doing it.

I live in a really hot climate, so exercisig outside during the summer is out of the question, and it helps that I can set up a fan so that it's blowing right on me during exercise, too.

Now that it's starting to cool down a little bit, I think I'm going to incorporate some speed walking back into my exercise routine, too.

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11/19/07 6:03 P

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I introduced myself in the other thread. But I found this one a good read. I did 10 minutes today bouncing and did some leg lifts afterward (for abs). I have the trampoline in the garage so I can easily bring it into my breakfast area. There is room right in front of the TV. I need a distraction when I exercise..lol..

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11/19/07 5:19 P

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Thanks, Tonya.

I decided not to jump today, and I'll see how I feel tomorrow. I have to keep telling myself that my lower body wasn't exactly in love with the stationary bicycle at first, either.

I don't really work my upper body due to a past shoulder injury, so I suspect I'm just using muscles which have grown creaky and cranky with disuse.

And I do have to admit, I'm extremely lazy about stretching. I don't mind the exercise, but I hate the stretching. Strange, I know.

I'll keep jumping and see how it goes.

Thanks again,

Alice





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11/19/07 4:47 P

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Hi Alice,

I can certainly relate. When I first started bouncing I could only do 5 minutes at a time and would pretty much be sore all over the place. Now I do 15-20 at a time and no longer have those issues.

If the pain is bearable I would suggest keeping with the workout a few more days (unless it gets worse) and see what happens. If the pain keeps up you might try to split your workout into more sessions and smaller amount of minutes.

Another thing that helped me was to make sure I stretched before and after the workout. I know it might seem like much but it really should help the muscles loosen up some.

Also remember that I am no professional and can only offer my own experiences, so if the pain worsens or something similar please see a doctor to make sure it is not something else. I hope some of what I said helps.

Happy Bouncing!
Tonya (aka-Paleorchid)

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11/19/07 2:25 P

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Hi Paleorchid,

I posted a question about rebounding and muscle pain on the Fitness and Exercise board, and someone suggested I ask the question here. I'm hoping you can help me out.

After losing 15 pounds, I've started rebounding as a way to maintain my weight loss. However, I'm having serious issues with muscle pain/stiffness in my upper body. The pain is sharpest in my back between my shoulder blades, but extends all the way around, sort of like a band. In other words, my back hurts, but so do my ribs and my chest wall. It's hard to describe, but the pain is definitely muscular in origin.

My lower body is fine - no stiffness or soreness at all. But during my active weight loss, I rode a stationary bicycle up to an hour a day, so those muscles were strong and toned when I started rebounding.

I'm doing a solid 25 minutes of aerobic jumping every other day, which means my feet leave the mat for a couple of inches with every jump. Also, I didn't start out at 25 minutes, I started at 10 minutes and worked my way up.

I've tried to analyze what's going on, and I am tensing those muscles when I jump, but the pain and stiffness seem out of line with that amount of exertion.

Am I doing something wrong? Or am I just conditioning my upper body and the pain will lessen with time?

I really like rebounding, but I can't see myself continuing with it if the pain and stiffness are going to continue to be an issue.

Any guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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8/25/07 12:10 P

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It is important to realize that one must start out slowly on a mini-trampoline especially if their fitness level is low. I would suggest putting the rebounder somewhere you will walk by it plenty in the day and just ask yourself "How about a bounce?"

A minute or so several times a day will truly make a difference and before you know it you will be doing full workouts on it.

Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow- We must fall in order to know- Sometimes our vision only clears after our eyes are washed with tears. (Unknown author)



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