I don’t often accept outside contributions to CoachChic.com, EXCEPT when I believe that outside material can truly benefit my members. That was the case, though, when a representative from the Healing Daily website said that my earlier story on Hockey Training in The Sky Zone inspired him to create a more thorough post on the benefits of trampoline exercise.
If I only wanted my adult members to apply the enclosed information, I’d have probably put this post in Coach Chic’s Hockey Diary — where I post a lot for the general public. However, I think that hockey players can benefit greatly from mini-trampoline use, just as members will see done in some of my videos and under our From The MOTION Lab area.
With the exception of my closing notes (and a few typo fixes), all below is from the guest contributor.
— Dennis Chighisola
17 Benefits of Trampoline Exercise
When you jump on the trampoline, you will experience a brief weightless state at the top of the jump, but when you reach the bottom of the mat, your body experiences as much as 4Gs of gravitational force.
You will be blown away by the myriad of health benefits when doing this fun jumping.
Because it provides a combination of health and fitness benefits that no other exercise can provide.
In this article, you will learn 17 benefits of trampoline exercise. If you follow any of them, surely your body will be stronger and with better health.
1. Fun Way of Losing Weight and Keeping Fit
According to NASAs Journal of Applied Physiology, rebounding exercise is 68% more efficient than jogging.
A study from NASA also found that a 150 pound individual spending 1 hour on a rebounder, will burn more calories than the same person jogging for an hour.
Long hours of Cardio exercise can actually backfire in weight loss attempts, since prolonged periods of ‘breathless’ exercise can lower your metabolism.
Rebounding on a trampoline is a metabolic supporting exercise and therefore key when it comes to weight loss.
If you rebound at a moderate pace, you can still breathe comfortably.
It gets you moving without stressing your metabolism.
For more effective weight loss, rebound 15-20 minutes at a moderate intensity for one period at a minimum of 3 times per week.
So just keep jumping and keep yourself fit.
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2. Increase Lymphatic Flow in The Body
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs which help to get rid of the body toxins,
waste and other unwanted materials in the body.
It is the metabolic garbage can of the body.
Unlike the cardiovascular system in which the heart automatically pumps blood, the lymphatic
system purely relies on our body movement as a pump.
Lymphatic flow relies completely on our conscious movement.
Rebounding on a trampoline is a whole body exercise.
And it may cause the lymphatic valves to open and close simultaneously, which will increase lymph
flow as much as 15 times.
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3. Increase Detoxification And Cleansing of The Body
Trampoline exercise helps to facilitate the body’s natural detoxification mechanism.
Rebounding is a unique form of exercise in which a weightless state is achieved at the top of each
jump and landing, and it also achieves twice the force of gravity on each bounce.
This shift in gravity benefits every muscle and cell of the body and provides huge benefits to the
As blood flows in the body the lymphatic fluid leaks out of the blood vessels into the body tissues.
This fluid carries food to the cells and bathes the body tissues to form tissue fluid.
The fluid then collects waste products, bacteria, and damaged cells.
For detoxification, rebound for at least 15 minutes daily.
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4. Improve The Functioning of The Immune System
The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system.
It is a defense mechanism against viruses, bacteria, diseases and infection.
The lymph contains a high number of a certain type of white blood cells called lymphocytes.
The lymphocytes are responsible for fighting infections in the body.
It also destroys damaged or abnormal cells in the body.
Rebounding causes the valves in the lymphatic system to open and close, simultaneously
increasing lymph flow as much as 15 times.
This boosted immunity removes toxins and helps slow the aging process.
It also improves the immune system by increasing the action of red bone marrow and supporting
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5. Help to Reduce or Get Rid of Cellulite
Rebounding on a trampoline is like pumping your body.
Pumping your body on the trampoline has some positive effects on the thyroid gland.
Rebounding helps stimulate the thyroid gland to start cleaning itself and the entire lymphatic
system of stored fat. In this case the targeted fat is cellulite.
Trampoline exercise is the most proven way of eliminating cellulite.
This is one of the biggest benefits of trampoline exercise.
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6. Strengthen Skeletal System And Increase Bone Mass
Studies have shown that the increased G force on the bones experienced while rebounding
strengthens them without subjecting one to injuries such as shin splints and fractures.
Trampoline exercise strengthens bone density which helps in prevention of conditions such as osteoporosis.
Astronauts loose bone mass as a response to the decreased need for strong bones in a zero gravity
environment. Trampoline exercise is a weight bearing exercise that will help increase the bone mass.
It strengthens joints, tendons and ligaments which may also help in reducing the chances of
suffering from some forms or arthritis.
Rebounding is also beneficial to those of older age, because it strengthens and lengthens muscles,
thus improving flexibility.
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7. Increase Oxygen Circulation in The Whole Body Leading
to Increased Cell Energy
The NASA Journal of Applied of Physiology listed interesting findings after doing research on
When comparing similar heart rates and oxygen consumption between mini trampoline exercises
and running, they found a significant increase in “biomechanical stimuli” with rebounding.
This means that bouncing on a trampoline is more beneficial to your body than running, and it’s
because of this, they now use trampoline exercises to recondition astronauts after a space walk to
prevent muscle and bone degeneration.
8. Increase Mitochondrial Production and Hence Increase Cellular Energy
Rebounding on a trampoline will automatically increase the mitochondrial count in each cell due to
the extra demand for energy by the cells in the body.
This will increase your available energy as well as your body’s capacity for using that energy.
This means that with trampoline exercise, your metabolism is jump started and you will be losing
weight long after you have finished exercising.
In addition, you will also feel energetic throughout the day.
9. You Exercise The Entire Body Without Excess Pressure
on The Feet and Legs
Many of the cardiovascular exercises are those that increase the heat beat like running and jogging.
Unfortunately, running or jogging on the ground exerts excess pressure on the joints, feet and legs.
This may lead to pronation, which can be painful and may even cause injury to your joint, ankles,
knees and back.
Jogging or jumping on the trampoline is more effective, because you can exercise for a longer time
without feeling tired or feeling pressure on your joints.
With rebounding, there’s no high impact on the body like when exercising on a hard surface.
The g- forces produced by jumping on a trampoline also improve body tone, because not only are
the heart and the legs exercised, but so is the whole body.
10. Improve The General Body Balance And Posture.
Improvement in balance and coordination are great results of rebounding.
Rebounding on a trampoline automatically improves your balance, because it stimulates the
vestibule in the middle ear.
Balance bars can also be attached to a mini trampoline for those with balance issues.
Trampoline exercise has shown good results with children, the elderly and those recovering from
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11. Reduce Body Fat and Increase Muscle to Fat Ratio
Trampoline exercise is a quick way of building muscle and losing fat.
It firms legs, thighs, abdomen, arms and hips, increases agility, and improves sense of balance.
The gentle detoxification that occurs when you are rebounding encourages fat loss.
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12. Improve The Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular system functioning is improved by doing the cardiovascular exercises, which
increase the heart rate such as running, jogging, walking, etc.
The same way rebounding helps in lymphatic circulation, it also helps in blood circulation and hence
an improved cardiovascular system.
Rebounding also reduces blood pooling in veins to prevent chronic edema.
13. Reduce and Combat Varicose Veins
Rebounding is a natural way of permanently getting rid of varicose veins.
Varicose veins is a condition that causes the veins in the leg to enlarge.
It may have a lot of contributing factors ranging from body posture, emotions to many things that
affect blood circulation.
Frequent rebounding increases circulation of blood flow.
This can greatly reduce the pressure that your veins have to endure and eliminate the inflammation
and the pain that comes with varicose veins.
To reduce them also, drink enough water throughout the day, always wear the right shoes and
maintain a healthy body weight.
14. Improve Effects of Other Exercises.
Great results are achieved by combining rebounding with other exercises such as weight lifting.
Studies have shown that an individual who does other types of exercises, such as weight lifting, along
with rebounds on the trampoline, get better results than if one only lifts weights and runs or jogs.
It has been proved that greater results are achieved by combining rebounding with other types of
15. Provide Low Impact, Safe Cardiovascular Exercise as Compared to Running or Jogging
Trampoline exercise has more health benefits and other advantages than other exercises, such as
running, jogging or aerobic exercises that involve high impact on a surface.
Yes, your body is designed to run, but it is not designed to run on a concrete or other unforgiving
The majority of people who jog regularly may end up with micro-trauma injuries to their heels and
The excess pressure is also transmitted through the hips to your spine.
When rebounding, the impact is absorbed by the trampoline surface and the risk of injuring your
muscles and fibers is reduced.
The gravitational force measured at your ankles, back and forehead is more equally distributed
when you bounce.
16.Help In Preventing and Eliminating Cancer
Rebounding helps in improved circulation of the lymphatic fluid, which helps to destroy cancerous
cells in the body.
17. Truncate Fatigue and Menstrual Discomfort in Women Which Occurs Due to Hormonal Imbalances
Rebounding is one of the most effective forms of therapy recommended for women who are in
desperate need to end their menstrual misery.
It detoxifies excess hormones and toxins, which is key to a healthy endocrine system.
So if you are one of the many women who suffer due to hormonal imbalance, rebounding is
strongly recommended to help solve this problem.
Rebounding also lowers blood pressure by aiding blood circulation.
It improves efficiency with which the body burns carbohydrates and jumping can help lower
The health benefits of rebounding may be much more than one would originally think.
It should make sense to get into trampoline exercises.
So, why not purchase a trampoline and reap all the above benefits?
Buy a trampoline that has sufficient padding to protect adults and small children from hard surfaces.
Consider a trampoline that includes a safety net to prevent the user from falling off the trampoline.
As explained above, there are at least 17 benefits of trampoline exercise that may make you live
Just so CoachChic.com members know, your old hockey coach isn’t hyping a specific product. However, having left my mini-tramps back in Massachusetts when I moved South, my own recent studies on this subject have convinced me to pretty shortly get one for myself (and Brenda).
Also, I have similar feelings about the Whole Body Vibration machine (or WBV). I love using mine, and I’ve addressed that device and it’s use in two separate posts — in my Hockey Diary and in a Hockey Podcast. Check them out.