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Trampolines/ Rebounders

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Mark Sisson recommends intervals of play, right?

I was thinking of buying a 'rebounder' (mini-trampoline) to use whenever I have a spare 5-10 minutes or so... It would be loads of fun with music, no? I just have trouble getting activity in with my hours.

Does anyone have experience with rebounders?? Apparently there are a lot of amazing health benefits?

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on June 04, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Absolutely. I have a Needak rebounder and it was expensive but an extremely worthwhile purchase. Feels a bit more meditative than "fun" in the traditional trampoline sense but what I really dig about it is that it doesn't feel like exercise because you get a natural flow - and yes it works swimmingly with music. Like swimming. ;) (my other "flow" exercise that I can't do because of chlorinated pools. boo.) Anyway, I love it. Always hated "cardio" so I do this after weight-training. Perfect moving meditation that does move lymph and is supposedly NASA-approved for bone-building.

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on May 23, 2012
at 12:55 AM

I know, right? It's even better when you do it with someone though, in my opinion. I wonder if it's possible to get a "medium-sized" one. But nothing beats a giant one.

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on May 22, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Yes, a Needak! That's what I've got! I couldn't remember who made mine til you said that. Thanks!

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on May 22, 2012
at 11:25 PM

It's more addicting than crack, I boot my nephews off of it so I can use it!

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on May 22, 2012
at 10:30 PM

I'm not sure what a rebounder is, but I've been on trampolines.

Whenever I babysit my friend's children, we jump on the giant trampoline. It is the best way to exercise for fun and to keep things interesting. We do tricks on it...bouncing on our bottoms, bouncing on one foot, turns, spins, kicks, etc etc. It is easy to get a lot of exercise in without feeling like it's forced/a chore. It is good for balance, cardio, and you can incorporate intervals of intensity into it as well if you want.

In summary: freaking awesome.

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on May 23, 2012
at 12:55 AM

I know, right? It's even better when you do it with someone though, in my opinion. I wonder if it's possible to get a "medium-sized" one. But nothing beats a giant one.

1175bfbf5637c9d47f541316912f8d42

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on May 22, 2012
at 11:25 PM

It's more addicting than crack, I boot my nephews off of it so I can use it!

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on May 22, 2012
at 11:19 PM

We used to have a cheap rebounder, which we replaced with an expensive Needak rebounder. The extra money spent on the Needak was well worth it. The quality of the springs makes a huge difference.

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on May 22, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Yes, a Needak! That's what I've got! I couldn't remember who made mine til you said that. Thanks!

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on May 01, 2014
at 06:32 PM

I had a trampoline when I was a kid and loved it. The smaller rebounders just don't cut it for me though. They aren't very bouncy comparatively.

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on April 04, 2013
at 01:24 AM

I have a rebounder and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made! I jump while i'm watching TV and it makes me feel like a kid! Easy way to get your exercise in without feeling like you're exercising.

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:46 AM

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on May 23, 2012
at 12:28 AM

My housemates and i bought a giant tramp. It is amazing.

We have been working through all different tricks, egging each other on. We did have one serious injury though. A friend messed up his backflip and destroyedhis ankle in a graphic and painful way. No one bounced for a month after that.

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on May 22, 2012
at 11:01 PM

My mother has one of these at her house and I use it every time I visit. It's fun and gives a decent workout. I feel that it tightens the core and apparently it is very good for the lymphatic system. Hopefully somebody with more knowledge on that could explain why.

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on May 22, 2012
at 10:17 PM

I love mine. I have had a fairly high quality rebounder (it's a Needak) for the past 14 years (wow, time flies!) which I bought through ebay. It's a folding one with it's own carrying case to make it easier to take with you to the gym or the park or just to store it when you're not using it. I would highly suggest getting one as they're fun and very gentle on your knees. It's great when you just want to watch tv and zone out and jump/bounce or if you want to do a full workout. I definitely recommend it!

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on May 22, 2012
at 07:42 PM

I have a rebounder and love it... I use it on my off days from CrossFit to get my body warmed up before I do stretching/yoga.

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