Running. For many people it's the ideal way to relax and be active. Great to do outside in the fresh air while you enjoy the surroundings or your regular round through the park. Sometimes, however, the weather is not favourable. On stormy days or with cold temperatures, running is not the most attractive sport you can imagine. And yet you want to exercise. That is possible: with the bellicon® mini trampoline.
Rebounding is a great alternative for outdoor training. Because of the soft suspension it is also fun to do. And don't forget that with this different form of training you also stimulate completely different muscles, muscles that also come in handy when running. With the bellicon® mini trampoline you slowly but surely prepare yourself for your runs when the weather allows it. This way you create a more efficient style that saves you time because you can do it in the comfort of your home.
Jumping is twice as effective!
A study, published in the International Journal of Sports Science, has concluded that rebounding exercise is twice as effective at improving aerobic fitness and 50% more efficient at burning fat than running. It also showed that exercising on a mini trampoline increased vertical jumping ability.
Triathlete and physiotherapist Laura Philipp
"To spare my body, I was looking for a form of training that is friendly to my joints and fun to do. This is how I came across the bellicon® trampoline. I can do walking exercises on the trampoline and relax my body at the same time."
'I'm running smoothly again'
"I like rebounding very much and notice that I am more supple. Running has become easier for me. I also do yoga and prior to using the bellicon I felt stiff, now it seems as if I am lubricated, which is great. I'm very happy with it!"
A high step frequency is important when jogging. Did you know that you can train that frequency very well on a mini trampoline? You can do the same movements on the bellicon® rebounder you do when running or jogging. You can vary your speed and do exercises of varying intensity.
Thanks to its highly elastic bungees, the bellicon® is particularly soft on the back and joints. And you don't have to jog, you can also walk. Walking training on the rebounder lubricates the joint cartilage of the knee and hip and provides them with the necessary nutrients. Due to the pressure when you land on the mat, the synovial fluid with all nutrients is pressed into the joint cartilage and thus strengthened.
The International Journal of Sports Science published a study. It showed that jumping on a trampoline increases the ability to jump; the ideal complement to running. It also showed that training on a mini trampoline is twice as effective in improving the aerobic condition and 50 percent more efficient in burning fat than jogging.
The bellicon® rebounder is not merely an alternative if you can't run outside. It is a real addition to your running training. Many runners train one-sidedly. With the mini trampoline you are all-round active. Moreover, the bellicon® functions as a perfect warm-up.
Especially in the colder months, the bellicon® is the ideal way to warm up your muscles and prepare them for your walk. You will notice from the start that muscles and joints are 'standby' to perform. The pliable base of the bellicon® mat challenges you continuously to stay in balance. The muscles of the feet, legs, hips, trunk and back need to stabilize the body over and over again. This trains your entire body.
This coordination training is especially important for fall prevention. The jumping training increases the ability to react considerably. This in turn ensures that the body keeps its balance quickly in wet conditions or if you are in danger of tripping. The mini trampoline guarantees a targeted training of balance and coordination.