Hello Ladies! I am now officially a member of the team so that I could post here. My sister, Alicemb, asked me to post to answer some questions that she couldn't answer regarding tracking items.
First off, let me say that my sister is the one who turned me on to rebounding. When I visited her recently, we live in different states, I was simply amazed at the progress she has made with muscle toning and defination and all her results were from the rebounding which she uses exclusively for her exercise. She has been a great inspiration to me and keeps me motivated. I also must admit that there is some sibling competition between us as well.
As for the pain issues, I have never experienced the foot pain, however, I definately have experienced the abdominal pain. I could definately tell that I was using those abdominal muscles. If you think your abdominal pain is from lack of support while you lose your belly, you may want to try a pair of shapewear undergarments (the new term for a girdle)to wear while rebounding. This will help hold everything in and should minimize the bouncing. I believe that you can pick these up pretty inexpensively if you watch sales and I even think that Wal-Mart carries a brand.
Like my sister I also experienced the upper back pain. Taking her advice, I do move my arms around while jumping and that seems to help with that problem.
As for the tracking, I track this exercise manually in Sparkpeople. To do this, go to the My Fitness page and click on Add Cardio. From this screen there is an option in the upper left corner of the box with lettering in red that states "Manually Enter Calories Burned". Click on this link and it will bring up a new dialog box for you to type in a description, ever so original I used Rebounding, and there is a box for the number of minutes and the number of calories. Populate these boxes and make sure that you click the box to the lower left that says "Add to my favorites" and click save. This will track your exercise and will add it to your favorites for tracking in the future.
Through much research, Alice and I discovered that the calorie burn for an aerobic bounce as she described is similar to jumping rope. I also found a thread here on Sparkpeople through a Google search that provided the following formula to determine your calorie burn:
Weight X .0643 = Rebounding Burn
Rebounding Burn X # of minutes = calorie burn
This formula is very close to the jumping rope calculations here on Spark and other fitness web sites. If you are not yet at an aerobic bounce I would track as a brisk walk.
I hope this information was helpful. Happy rebounding!
| Pounds lost: 15.0