University of Basel 15.03.2018

At the University of Basel, 25 sporty and 25 overweight people were studied during trampoline exercises. An intensive training stimulus could be measured for both groups of participants during the exercises based on heart rate and maximum oxygen intake. The mini trampoline allows you to regulate the intensity of your training yourself. It allows different users to effectively and securely train at different fitness levels, which therefore corresponds to current sports science guidelines.

The study compared 6 different basic exercises:

  1. Bouncing on both legs with contact to the jumping mat
  2. Alternating lifting of heels
  3. Weight shift in a slight lunge
  4. Scissor jump
  5. Twist jump
  6. High-knee running

VO2 max: maximum oxygen intake shows the uptake and transportation of oxygen to the cells under stress. In performance diagnostics, this measurement is often used for endurance performance, as it shows the metabolism of aerobic energy. The higher the VO2 max value, the better the endurance performance.

When exercising on the trampoline, the heart rate of both the sporty and the overweight subjects was in the moderate to vigorous intensity range. The sportspeople's oxygen intake, depending on the exercise, was between 42 percent and 81 percent of maximum oxygen intake, which was previously determined with an ergometer test. In comparison, with the overweight persons, a maximum oxygen intake of 58 percent to 87 percent was even measured.
The scissor jump, the twist jump and high-knee running were particularly intensive. The results of the study confirm the efficacy and effectiveness of various trampolining exercises according to sports science standards.


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