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My exercise program is finally starting. I haven't found my rope yet, but that's OK. I have the mini tram and I'm using it. I'll be jumping rope on it too. The last time I was on a jump rope program, my body couldn't keep up and I got achilles tendonitis when I tried to up from 1000 jumps to 1200 per session. But I was jumping on the gym floor. This time, I think I solved the problem by jumping on the mini tram. I think I can jump as much as I want without injury. I don't even need a rope. Just good music. I hope I don't get bored. That is my concern.

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Camel100, LOL. You're the best for conning your daughter's money. It's money well spent though as this is also known as the Lymphasize machine. It's the best equipment to boost the lymphatic systems. Or something like that.

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Just spotted this discussion. I recently brainwashed my daughter into buying a trampoline with her money!! We were getting great use out of it until it started raining!! But it is a great way for me to exercise and have fun with them at the same time. I wouldn't try my jump rope in it though! But the calories burned are less than half as with my jump rope. I live the jump rope as I can do ten minute stints when I get the chance. Really gets the heart rate up!

PS I joined the trampoline team but it seems a little inactive!! Maybe we could incorporate it in here?

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SKATER, I agree with you. I envy endurance athletes for the inner transformation they go through but my body just doesn't want that kind of activity right now. I also admire long distance athletes: barefoot marathon runners, mountain climbers, and even around the world solo sailors hold my curiosity.

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12/23/12 12:51 P

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Petalia, I hope you know where I'm coming from. There is no such thing as all good or all bad. Marathon is a great and worthwhile goal for many but silly and destructive for others. Even alcohol, some is good for some and not a drop for others. Likewise, be it jumping rope or mini tram, it will work for some but not others. There is no one size fits all. It's what works for you. Hope that helps.

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12/22/12 12:41 P

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Every person is different. I'm talking in general. Kids will play until they drop but usually not for some adult ego goals. Of course, they are very conscious of power and achievements too. But before we corrupt them with those ideas and all the entertainment devices of TV and Internet, they would be out playing with their friends. I just think we can learn a lot from them and see what they like to do. Tram, skating, jumping rope and swimming (if you have the facility) are what I think they enjoy. It's no accident that Skater is my nickname. I picked one of the best activities in my opinion.

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Hold on. I understand the importance of play and thinking about what is a more 'natural' kind of movement. Thus, I added sprints and intervals into my exercise regime where these things had been lacking. This has done wonders for my metabolism and generally just feeling good. I don't practice any endurance activities now but I began long distance running at the age of ten. I loved it passionately. I loved how my senses and feelings and thoughts shifted after about half an hour, then other shifts would occur later. It never felt 'stupid'. It was never about the 'ego'. It was never about 'silly goals'.

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Of course, any physical activities will benefit the lymph systems. The question is the amount of effort and efficiency. Then there is the fun factor. I always think that you can learn from children. While kids will do jumping rope for fun, how long would they jump rope compared to the mini-tram? And they are the ones who would be the best judges of how good they feel with each activity. My guess is while they don't know anything about the lymphatic systems, they know how good it feel to get those lymphatic pumps going.

There are not that many activities that you can get kids to do. While they do like running around, they would pick skating over running. And of course, jumping on the tram is another favorite activity. You'd never get them to run the marathon. It's stupid and egotistical. Kids do not have endurance for good reasons. They do things for fun and they know about feeling good. They are not going to over exert and put themselves in pain for some silly goals. But you get them a mini tram and they will jump on it.

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From your explanation, the big difference that I can see between jump on tram and jump on ground is the level of stress to the body which tram has less than on ground. But isn't jump rope also has effect on lymphatic systems?

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OK, let me expand on that a little bit about lymphatic pump. When you land on the tram, there is what I called anti-gravity action as the elastic surface absorbs your weight and releases it back to you sending you upward. It's this pumping motion that has the effect on your lymphatic systems. You don't get the same kind of pumping action when you jump on land as in skipping. Your weight will hit the ground like a thud. The only thing that got going for you is you trying to use the ankles to be the shock absorbers. Otherwise, you just hit the ground like a sack of potatoes. And because the elastic mat absorbs the impact, it is less stress on your body than the hard ground exercises. A good indicator is the shoes. How long your shoes will last on the tram compared to walking outside much less running?

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That's interesting about rebound exercise and connection with increasing bone density. I agree with Skater, all those exercises still no use if we still stuck in the chair long hours. I find that staying too long in one position (sitting or standing) makes my back and butt so sore so I love to move around, even if just stand up and stretch or fidgeting around.

Must be nice to have chairs that can eject people or give eletric shock after sitting too long LOL

By the way, if you skip on the tram, will it be double-benefit, higher calories burn and get both types advantages compare to jumping on either alone?

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12/18/12 11:00 P

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Since you're very good at jumping rope, you'll find skipping on the tram a piece of cake. I had trouble getting started because I wasn't very good at skipping. Once I get better at skipping it's when I found out that doing it on the tram is no big deal.

If you or anyone who wants strong bones, then limit sitting to no more than 2 hours per day. On the diet side, don't eat too much animal proteins to avoid losing calcium. But sitting 6+ hours per day and all the exercise in the world isn't going to help you. It's the sitting that is the problem even when you exercise. The prove is the cyclists who spent hours pedaling yet ended up with osteopenia. If people don't sit so much and eat so much meats, they won't have bone density problems.

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I've become very interested in jumping on a rebounder. The fact that this exercise increases bone mass and density is extraordinary. The idea of skipping rope on a trampoline sounds tricky and enticing. I haven't been on a trampoline since I was a kid and training for diving.

"Does Exercising on a Rebounder Increase Bone Density?

Many people use mini trampolines because they are fun and the feeling of jumping and bouncing feels good to the entire body, but what may surprise you is the many benefits the rebounder exercises can bring. One of the benefits is the increase in bone density.

Astronauts use rebounder exercise, which helps to strengthen their bone density. NASA has found over the years that the exercise a mini trampoline can provide is better than walking, running, or treadmills. NASA uses the rebounder exercise during training and found it helps with increasing bone density. When astronauts go into space, the weightlessness their bodies experience can cause reduction in bone mass and rebounding helps to rebuild that loss.

Obviously, rebounding does indeed rebuild bone mass, which makes it an extremely useful to use because as people age, they lose bone mass and density. Rebounding is a low-impact and super fun way to increase your bone and muscle mass. The mini trampoline does not take up a lot of space in your home, and it is the best aerobic workout you can give your body.

Lastly, the next time you bounce on your mini trampoline, remember, you are building bone mass and working out several muscle groups at the same time."


www.irebounder.com/blog/2010/06/does
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Yes, wait for the sale. The profit margin is so high that they can afford to lower the prices and still make good profits. Get the one you like. It's important to be happy with your equipments as you mentioned about the jump rope.

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Perhaps I'm mistaken, they probably are 6 legs (more logic) but my memory is a bit hazy. But I do remember that it was hard for me to get my balance when I tried it in the store but maybe because it was my first time and I was wearing a long skirt (from work). That's my 2nd choice if I can't get the Reebok one. Anyhow, we always have mega sales in June (Harvest festive), August (Independent Day) and December (end of year).

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Are you sure it got 4 legs? No, do not get the four-leg design. That's silly. I don't think they would be able to sell them here due to safety issues. All the ones I've seen got 6.

I started off doing high intensity and advanced moves like jacks, front scissors, side scissors, side to side skiing motion, 90 degree turns and soon to be 180 turns. If you like jogging or sprinting, you're better off doing it on the tram. Low impact, less wear and tear on your body and shoes.

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Yeah, unfortunately, those imported things are so expensive but based on my experience on Reebok jump rope, no regret paying more because last longer and love the design (handles are ergonomic, rope is heavy enough for my needs). And that's normal price and we from East Malaysia usually get higher price compare to West Malaysia and if we're lucky, the products are available. But last time I checked, in my city, it was another brand, Trax Fitness, which has four legs and the sizes are 40", 48, 54". I tried it and a bit wobbly feeling which made me hesitate to buy at first place:
www.fitnessconcept.com.my/index.php?
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By the way, in the same website, I found this list of exercises on tram, have you try any of them:
www.fitnessconcept.com.my/userfiles/
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Nice looking color. Sport equipments are definitely more expensive in SE Asia. Is that the sales price? It seems high, but I would still go for it as there is no other choice. This tram will last you for years simply because you don't weigh a whole lot to begin with.

P.S. I thought the prices were high until I found the same tram on ebay UK. They go for 70 pounds which is about your price. So exercise equipments are more expensive outside the U.S. for sure.

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That an interesting idea! My aim is to get this tram, 36" diameter, from a local store (in my city, trams usually hard to find and online is unreliable coz the delivery cost usually too pricey!):
www.fitnessconcept.com.my/shop/index
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Price is RM335 (though for East Malaysia, usually cost more). So, if estimated East Malaysia's price is RM390 and I save at least RM5 per day, I can get this tram by end of third month :D What do you think?

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I just saw an ad for a used mini tram. I'm going to try to get it. Will post pics if I get it.

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Give yourself 5 years to buy the mini-tram. IOW, at the end of my 1835 Days Journey, you still haven't bought. Or find someone whom you can trust, your boss, or parents, and ask for help. Ask them to buy it for you when there is enough money and give them 1 ringgit to start. Then from now on, instead of saving by yourself, give them the money. They will have to buy it for you when there is enough money. Good luck.

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Something that I found after reading your links, that I think it's interesting for those afraid of wrinkles :D
www.livestrong.com/article/363650-fa
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You are too light for the equipment to fail on you. Maybe if you're over 250 lbs, then you should worry. Otherwise, forget it. The Bar! Yes, the bar. When I first looked at the tram years ago, I also thought that I needed the bar. No, you don't need the bar. It's for old people like if you were 65 years old and this is the very first exercise in decades, then yes, get the bar or you might fall on your face. But as an active young person like youself, you don't need the bar. Forget the bar.

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You caught me - I'm afraid of jumping on the tram, especially after see lots of those crazy videos of people falling from the trams! Bad TV programme, scaring people, haha. But after reading the article, it sounds easy to start, I don't have to bounce in the beginning, more like calf raise on the tram and yeah, I need to get one first to get started overcome my fear. But I still have the niggling fear of the equipment falling apart when I bounce on it.

Another confession: I take ages to buy something new that I've never try like last time when I wanted to buy my first MP3 player, took me nearly 2 years to decide to buy or not to buy!

By the way, I saw some with bar handle attach to a mini tram, does that make any difference or I can just get one without the bar?

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Sounds like you were fearful or being intimidated by the tram. Don't be. Maybe when you own one, you'll have more time with it and overcome the fear.

As a reminder, this should be called Lymphatic Exercises as there is no other exercise that can provide the same benefits. The article below also mentioned Lymphasizing. Not a bad name. After reading the article, I realized that I was doing advanced moves on my 2nd day. No wonder I'm in trouble. Now I remember I was looking down to see if my feet were together when I was doing the skiing movements. LOL. I broke my own rule about not looking down.

Great article:

www.livestrong.com/article/282932-re
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under-lymphatic-exercises/


and a caution:

www.livestrong.com/article/55
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mini-trampoline-rebounding-hu
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e-vertebrae/


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I'm interested to find more alternatives for home exercises :D I keep trying outdoor for jogging but still less interest to join the crowd.

Perhaps you can alternate jump on ground and on tram so less strain on either lower or upper body. I feel sore at neck and want to puke when I look down when jumping but when I tried tram, couldn't help but to look down.

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Well, I spoke too soon. I knew not to look down as it will hurt my neck the next day, but still my neck is a little sore today as well as the mid spine. So regardless of any exercise program, you can still injure yourself if it's too much too soon. So I'll start slow and build up. But already, it's obvious that it's not taxing my achilles and calves like jumping on the ground.

15 minutes total from the time you step on and and off. It's child play, literally. You don't see kids do warm up and cool down non-sense when they play, do you? For now, I forego the jumping rope because it requires a lot of coordination. Just get on the tram and jump for fun. For more involvement with the arms, just do jacks and swing arms up in synch with the footwork. Borrow any techniques you can from aerobic classes.

If you're interested in exercises, it's worth a try. Expand your horizon.

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Skater, unfortunately, no, I haven't. After several sales, I realized that the price always over my budget coz I always have spend money on other things :( So, I'm saving up till next sale (should be March or June next year), which means no more buying cosmetics till I can get the tram (just a small sacrifice and I have a lot in my cosmetic stock already).

So, what's the 15-Minute-Mini-Tram program looks like? Is that from warm to cool down and jumping without rope? And is it jumping continuously or intervals?

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Fathin, Have you gotten yourself a mini-tram? I'm starting a new exercise program 15-Minute-Mini-Tram as opposed to 1000-skip I tried 2 years ago. I will know in a couple of months how the two compared. I doubt if I will get injured on the tram like I did with the rope.

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Forget about jumping rope on the tram to begin with. Just work with the tram until you're totally comfortable with it. You got to have no fear of the tram. Until then, don't bother with the jump rope. You should be able to find utube videos that show how to use the mini tram.

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How do you start jump on the trampoline? My 1st time on a mini, I was wobbly, couldn't trust myself to even start jumping, just bounced a bit. Which make me curious how to jumping on the trampoline with the jump rope.

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OK, I can caution that if anyone should jump rope on the tram, to keep your head up. If you look down at your rope, the weight of your head will have to be supported by the trapezius and neck muscles. If you're like me, you'll get sore neck and trap muscles. I'll give it time for my muscles to heal up then I will jump rope on the tram again.

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Yeah, maybe I can buy it for my birthday and because my birthday month always have sales, hehe. Hope when you try the tram, it will be so good that make me can't wait to have my own!

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See, good thing didn't last. JK. That's OK, I'll let you know when I try the tram again to see if it's any good.

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Nope because when I was so excited to buy it, the shop was out-of-stock. Then I went for a vacation and totally forgot about it. Actually, the tram was a part of a package, together with a yoga mat and a yoga block. The mat and block were available but the tram wasn't.

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What? Nearly? Does that mean you didn't buy it?

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I nearly bought a mini when there was a sale, the price was cut to quite cheap and affordable for my budget. I think it will be a nice change from jump rope - still jumping but sort of like more active rest activities :D

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I may try the mini-tram when I get back to my jumping program. This is the 2nd time I bought the tram to try jumping rope on it. I didn't make a go of it the 1st time and had to sell the tram when I moved. Now I'm a better jumper and I will be able to judge if the setup is any good.

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Hey, I have a big trampoline and sometimes i use the jump rope while jumping on it... its kind of more for fun than for exercise though. since you can jump higher, then you can turn the rope twice before landing (2 turns per jump) and that should work your arms pretty good.

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Hi everyone! I thought I would share something fun and interesting. Sometimes when I am unable to actually go jump rope ( we are doing work in the backyard...and I am lazy to go anywhere else to jump for example:/) I set up my mini trampoline and jump in various ways. From logging in my fitness time on Spark People from using the mini trampoline, it states I do not burn as many calories as jump roping at all ( Jumping rope is still my number one calorie scorcher!), but it is fun and can add variety to your everyday workout routine! I think it would be a great way for beginner jumpers to help build stamina as well. Mini trampolines can be inexpensive if you search well ( I got mine for $35 on Amazon.com:) ). Let me know what you think about the mini trampoline, any good workout DVD's, moves or strenth trainig to go along with it, or any other ideas to accompany jumping! Keep on jumping towards your goal(s)- I know...cheesy :)

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