An Excellent Fitness Activity
Making children stay physically active can be troublesome at some times, since they are not always interested in sports and tend to change their minds often when it comes to nurturing a certain physical skill. However, if you buy, install and secure a trampoline in your house or your backyard, you will have nothing to worry about, because your children will have plenty of exercise. The great thing about trampolining is the fact that it is a very enjoyable process which every kid will like. Moreover, while they are jumping around, they will do basic and advanced bodily exercises which will keep them fit and in a good shape later. What is more, even parents can benefit from trampoline exercising. All you need to do is to get familiar with good exercising methods related to this activity. Read on to learn more and start practicing as soon as possible.
Trampoline Jumping Skills
Before you start doing flips and what not, remember to start gradually until you become more familiar with the trampoline. Thus, stand in the middle of the bed and perform small bounces, starting from a position involving you standing with your feet at your shoulders width. Once you bounce, you are to stand in the same position again. If you happen to want to stop, all you need to do is to land on your knees. Also, always make sure you are in the center of the bed and keep an eye on the edges of the trampoline, not getting close to them.
Always keep your body straight and in line, while balancing with your arms. In fact, you may use your arms for increasing or decreasing the bouncing intensity and speed.
As for the “tricks” related to bouncing on the trampoline, there are quite a few. For example, you might perform seat drops which involve bouncing while seated, grabbing your legs and bounding again while pushing yourself off the bed using your hands. Also, you might land on your knees, perform three smaller bounces and then return to the original position, doing this repeatedly several times.
Then, you might try and land on all four, bouncing this way and changing positions in air, again landing in the same manner. Your rebounding may make you use different body parts, even your abdominal areas. Once you are in air, you just need to make sure you are not leaving the center of the trampoline bed and that you are going to land in the initial position. These tiny changes in the landing sequences add creativity to your exercising and make you involve many different body parts. Finally, always make sure you perform three small bounces before making the main rebound. This keeps the rhythm and provides you with more control over the trampoline.