I did get my HR up some and I did only go for 10 min. Today, I'll check my HR before and after just to get the difference. Yesterday I didn't use music but today I will. I wanted to make sure I concentrated on what I was doing since I didn't have the use of the bar.
There was even a study done in 1980 by NASA scientists that touted the benefits of rebounding exercise. One statement from that study stated that rebounding was 68% more effective than jogging while being so much less stressful on the body. Pretty cool, eh? jap.physiology.org/content/49/5/881
The lymphatic system gets a great deal of benefit from rebounding as well thus improving one's immune system. Your whole body, every cell in it, is affected by rebounding.
It's not dancing but it is kinda fun and pretty beneficial to the human body to boot and I do need to do something besides walk the dog (and cat) and walk with or get in the pool with my clients. I'm having so much trouble finding classes that work with my schedule and nothing on my side of town. Arggghhhh!
I did a little more research to find some more of the benefits associated with rebounding besides what was listed on the rebounder websites. Another source of info was www.cancertutor.com/rebounding/ by Dr. Al Carter.
According to 1 authority, Victor L. Katch, a Professor of Movement Science, a 160# person can burn 86 calories during a 12 min. rebounding workout compared to that same 160# person burning 55 calories walking briskly or 102 calories doing high-impact aerobics for 12 min.
There are a few different company's for rebounders/mini-tramps but I would be sure to get a good one. I will give more details on my work on this piece of equipment. More research info and my progress. You don't want to be chintzy on the equipment just to have to spend more at the Dr. right? You may want to consider checking with your Dr. before trying a new exercise regimen. An ounce of prevention beats an pond of cure, ya know.
Rebounding isn't just like jumping on a trampoline. You actually use the downward force more than trying to get a lot of height. You can also do other exercises on the tramp such as core strengthening, strength work while on the unstable tramp, make it sit at an angle and rebound on it. Even people who can't get on it standing can sit on it and bounce or someone can get on the back of the tramp and gently bounce for them, maybe even just sit in a chair and bounce their feet on the tramp. You can also "YouTube" some workouts but I really believe that if you're new to working out you shouldn't just watch a dvd or the like. You may need some help with technique. That's just my opinion though but I think it's a sound one. Especially since this is an unstable piece of equipment.
Well, I'm going to hop up on my mini-tramp, Urban Rebounder, and have at it. Enough of this sitting around, right? Right.
77 BPM for my pre-workout HR. Lets see what happens after 10 min. Ok, after a whopping 11 min. rebound workout my HR got up to 101 BPM. Not crazy high but definitely higher than when I started. I hate to mention that my weight is way more than I would like but I'll give it anyway. I'm sad to say that as of last week my weight was 226.4#'s Holy moley! It's still down from last year but still too high. Duh!
I did feel my abs engage and my pelvic floor pick-up as soon as I got on the tramp so thats a bonus. Your core seriously kicks into play just standing on the thing. I listened to a couple "Funk" style songs from the 70's & 80's. "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" by The Temptations and You Ought To Be Havin' Fun" by Tower of Power. Can't help it Funk and Rock are my jams! The time really did fly by with the music. Yesterday felt longer without it. Make sure you find what inspires you musically. I cannot stand exercising without it. (Thats totally against Dr. Burdenko, but it's the 1 thing I disagree with him on.) I'll try to take a selfie during the week so we can check my progress but I'm not much into taking pics of myself.
Well, it's Labor Day weekend, so have a fun and safe holiday and please, please, please donate whatever you can afford to the Harvey victims. Certainly, send them your best thoughts and prayers. We need to come together and help anyway we can.
Peace out and keep dancing