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Trampoline Cardio Does So Much More Than Work up a Sweat
By Nikolina Ilic | Oct 26, 2021
Mini trampolines are having a moment in the fitness world. Eva Longoria is a huge fan of exercising on one, as well as Kate Beckinsale and Goldie Hawn. And with good reason.
Known as “rebounding” or “rebounder” workouts, the benefits of jumping on a trampoline are endless: Most take up minimal space, can be easily stored and pulled back out again when needed, it’s *great* workout as far as calorie burn and cardio endurance goes, and it’s low-impact and a easier on your joints.
But there’s another benefit of trampoline workouts that we definitely aren’t talking about enough – and it has everything to do with whole-body lymphatic drainage.
A trampoline as a beauty tool?! Hear us out.
The trampoline method offers a low-impact, high intensity workout that boosts the lymphatic system, helping detoxify not just your face, but your entire body. How? Because the rebounding motions of the trampoline challenge your body to work against gravity, giving the lymphatic system the push it needs to circulate properly and flush out accumulated toxins and build up. Paired with the benefits of increased coordination, balance, and strength, an at-home trampoline workout will leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe.
To find out more, we spoke to Aly Giampolo, co-founder of the ness.
Why are trampoline workouts so popular?
Trampoline workouts are gaining popularity for a number of reasons. Not only is it the most fun way to get your cardio in, the benefits extend beyond burning calories. Working out on a trampoline increases your core stability, boosts better circulation, promotes lymphatic drainage, and improves your mood.
How does this relate to lymphatic drainage?
The lymphatic system removes toxins and waste from the body. Because the lymph system is not self sustaining it relies on us to drain and circulate lymph fluid throughout the body through movement. Trampoline cardio challenges clients to lift away and drive their feet back to the trampoline in a downward motion in a variety of positions. This action gives the lymphatic system the push it needs to circulate properly and flush out toxins.
If the lymphatic system is not regularly drained it can become sluggish or even fail, leading to potential health problems.
How can we get the most out of it?
To get the most out of your bounce, challenge yourself to stay low and press into your heels. The more you drive your energy into your heels, the easier it will be to engage your core and fire up the backs of your legs.
If you’re just starting out, we recommend three times a week as you build your stamina. As you start to feel more comfortable on your trampoline, you’ll find it hard to stay away.
Nikolina is the new web-obsessed Digital Editor at Men\'s and Women\'s Health, responsible for all things social media and .com. A lover of boxing, she has a mean punch inside and out of the ring. She was previously a Digital Editor at GQ and Vogue magazine.
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