Antigravity Trampoline Workouts: Bouncing Into Better Shape

Posted: Mar. 20th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Photo: Men's Fitness

If you’re unable to afford or find a $30,000 Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill in your area, here is a less-expensive alternative that incorporates similar principles. Trampoline workouts are among the newest fitness programs making the rounds, according to Men’s Fitness.

The low impact, anti-gravity cardio routines work well for men and women, as the bounciness stemming from trampolines reduces the impact on the body by 40 percent.  According to research conducted by NASA, working out on a trampoline can boost cardio better than 33 minutes of running.

But don’t just jump on it … make sure you’re adequately warmed up before getting down.  The article says there are six steps to maximize fat-loss intervals, but we only spotted four. However, the focus here is on fitness, not arithmetic. (Keep it light.) 

1. Warm Up

Start out with jumping jacks in the middle of the trampoline and flow into high-knee running in place.

2. Core: “Powerbounce” with Alternating Lateral Reaches

Sit down on the trampoline and quickly pop up to standing position as fast as you can. Each time you stand up, reach alternative arms across your body.

Here’s another core move to try: While sitting in the middle of the trampoline, lift legs off the ground and contract your abs for 20 seconds, then release. Repeat 3 times.