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Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 13:48:02:

I am wondering if it is true that rebounding for 20 minutes equals a 5K run? Sounds to good to be true to me! I have RA with lots of inflammation, but have previously been a pretty athletic person. If I fork out the money for a mimi-trampoline, is this really going to be good exercise for me, or is a lot of it hype? My husband is laughing that I want to buy one, and I want to make sure it's a healthy thing for me to do and legit as exercise. Is it mainly for detoxification (lymphatics) or can I actually get a cardiovascular workout and/or muscle toning? I also have 3 kids so working out at home would be most useful if this would work for me, and also I would love it if this served to tone me up. Thanks!



Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by June.one [253.14] on February 08, 2005 at 14:35:23:

In Reply to: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 13:48:02:

I never heard that comparison to a 5K. But I will vouch for how GREAT a mini-trampoline is for exercise. You can get a fantastic cardiovascular workout on a rebounder. You can jump, jog or dance on the rebounder. I like to run in place and add motions with my arms to increase my heart rate. If I have some especially good music on I might find it hard to slow down or to get off. It's here, rain or shine and if I want to be outside I can just take it on out there. My two children love the rebounder also -they are 8 and 11 and have been also enjoying my rebounder for over four years. I am glad I spent the money for a really good one; you can tell it is a serious piece of equipment and is in just as great condition as the day it arrived. I got the half folding model but I could just as well have gotten a non-folding one because it stays set up all the time. I got rid of the very nice treadmill that I never used (that I just *had* to have) but the rebounder is a different story. I love it!



Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Steve [3019.1399] on February 08, 2005 at 14:44:32:

In Reply to: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 13:48:02:

Maggie,

There are three things that will clean your lymph system..

1) Walking
2) Rebounding
3) Infar-sauna

Ask your husband if he would mind if you spent 3500.00 on a sauna ( I did ) or would 300.00 for the top of the line rebounder, would be better..Walking is free..

Silver Fox!



Husbands laughing, 5ks...

Posted by Michele [20.1774] on February 08, 2005 at 17:02:58:

In Reply to: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 13:48:02:

First, no it is not equal to a 5K...I think it's comparing apples to oranges. I would bet that most people who rebound for 20 minutes ONLY could not run a 5k...I think that comparison was because if you know about running, a nice 4.0 or so jog will take about 20 minutes in a 5K...another analogy could be that if you rebound for 20 minutes you could essentially also tapdance for 10 minutes.
Do you see what I mean by that? I hope that explains that part.

As far as your husband laughing, it's just because he doesn't understand. Steve was bringing up money, which I don't know if that is the issue or not with your husband - but I don't think it's a money issue. I think more likely your husband just thinks jumping up and down seems silly and gimicky - because he doesn't understand WHY...and he may not be interested in learning why.
Ignore him, buy it and have fun with it :)
I have rebounded before and it wasn't my thing. I was bored to tears. I do take a BOSU ball class once in a while and my daughter and I are getting BOSU balls for him.
It's similar to rebounding but incorporates balance also..which is very important to me.



Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Maz [31.1498] on February 08, 2005 at 17:17:56:

In Reply to: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 13:48:02:

I have heard that rebounding is one of the best aeorobic exercises one could take. It opens up the lymphatic system and assists with getting rid of toxins. It also gives the heart and muscles a good work out. I have only recently started to use mine (after having it for a year and it stood in my spare room) but now I wouldnt be without it.

In the grey, dark evenings, its a way of doing exercise, and really good exercise.

Walt swears by it!

Maz



Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 20:33:47:

In Reply to: Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by June.one [253.14] on February 08, 2005 at 14:35:23:

Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them!

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Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 20:35:16:

In Reply to: Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Steve [3019.1399] on February 08, 2005 at 14:44:32:

I appreciate your comments. My husband is supportive of whatever makes me feel better...he just gets a chuckle at the thought of me jumping up and down on a trampoline...I think he has visions of me hitting my head on the ceiling or something! Do you think it provides real benefits to muscle tone in addition to the detox?



Re: Husbands laughing, 5ks...

Posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 20:36:13:

In Reply to: Husbands laughing, 5ks... posted by Michele [20.1774] on February 08, 2005 at 17:02:58:

You are right about my husband...it's not the cost, it's the image he conjures up! What's a BOSU ball?



Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 20:37:24:

In Reply to: Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maz [31.1498] on February 08, 2005 at 17:17:56:

Thank you for your thoughts...I just worry I might spend the money and then it would just end up sitting in MY spare room! ;o) So, I'm trying to scout it out thoroughly!

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Re: Husbands laughing, 5ks...

Posted by North*Star [1935.1042] on February 08, 2005 at 23:05:12:

In Reply to: Husbands laughing, 5ks... posted by Michele [20.1774] on February 08, 2005 at 17:02:58:

Hi Michelle,
Did you work with an instructor or just learnt the BOSU ball at home?



Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know...

Posted by Steve [2966.1351] on February 09, 2005 at 06:26:12:

In Reply to: Re: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 20:35:16:

Any exercise will help with muscle tone but a rebounder won't give the tone you get from lifting weights..You don't have to jump high, just enough to get weightless..

Silver Fox!

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Re: Husbands laughing, 5ks...

Posted by Michele [6.1774] on February 09, 2005 at 06:31:36:

In Reply to: Re: Husbands laughing, 5ks... posted by North*Star [1935.1042] on February 08, 2005 at 23:05:12:

An instructor - just a YMCA instructor who admitted to only using a video to learn..but she had a fun class. I'm sure I am not utilizing it to the full benefit just yet (we are ordering the BOSU balls, they are still not home!) but it's fun and we sweat. :)

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Re: Husbands laughing, 5ks...

Posted by Michele [6.1774] on February 09, 2005 at 06:35:40:

In Reply to: Re: Husbands laughing, 5ks... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 20:36:13:

A BOSU ball is sort of a regular large air filled ball, only HALF of it. It's on a stable bottom. You can jump on it and such just like a rebounder, but it is for a person more fit. HOWEVER it is also used in therapy, so if you have a barre or something to stabalize you I suppose it's good. The biggest concern over a BOSU as opposed to a Rebounder/Trampoline, is that with with BOSU you need to watch your ankles if they are not strong..it WILL strengthen them but just like Classical Ballet - you can easily have an injury if not careful.
BOSU works your balance MUCH more than a typical rebounder and for me, that is something that works well. It also uses more muscles in your body to constantly balance yourself during the workout.
For me, a rebounder is not much of a workout compared to a BOSU ball - yet has all the benefits (plus more) of a rebounder.
You can order a BOSU ball online for $99 I think. If you go to a search, you'll find the BOSU site plus video etc... it's fun! Really! I laugh the entire time with my daughter, (in class) and I've been to the Y alone and took it out, and had a blast by myself in the fit room. :)

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Another question about rebounding to those in the know...Archive in exercise.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.1465] on February 09, 2005 at 07:34:40:

In Reply to: Another question about rebounding to those in the know... posted by Maggie [64.74] on February 08, 2005 at 13:48:02:

Hi, Maggie.

There are many different kinds of benefits of different kinds of exercise. So far as lymphatic drainage and detoxification is concerned, rebounding for 20 minutes IS the equivalent of a 5 K run. However, aerobically, this is NOT true.

Toning will not be accomplished by either the run or the rebounding. That will take high reps low intensity weight training. etc.

Hope this helps.

Ask Happygal for the exercise reference from our new book.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Walt

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