Just how efficient is Rebounding? Read these studies:
NASA studies Rebounding
1. The external work output at equivalent levels of oxygen uptake were
significantly greater while trampolining compared to running.
The greatest difference was about 68%.
In laymans terms that means that Rebounding is almost 70% more
efficient than running. Rebounding makes your body work harder
biomechanically using less energy, meaning less oxygen used and less demand
put on the heart.
2. While trampolining, as long as the G-force remained below 4-G’s,
the ratio of oxygen consumption compared to biomechanical
conditoning was sometimes more than twice as efficient as treadmill running.
Twice as efficient! How much better does that get?
And since you can only develop a G force of 3.24 G’s on a Rebounder,
any exercise performed on a unit is more efficient than treadmill
running at any speed.
Do you know who Dr. Cooper is?
He's the man who introduced the word "aerobics" and started
the whole fitness craze in the mid-seventies.
His institute did a study for Al Carter back in 1981 on Rebounding
and these are the results of their research:
Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s Institute of Aerobics Research Studies Rebounding
The Institute of Aerobics Research Study
NEW SUPER CIRCUIT PROGRAM
conditions the whole body for endurance, strength and flexibility.
These findings will have significant impact at every level of physical
conditioning, whether it
be high school, college, professional team,
sports medicine, or fitness programs.
Super Circuit will move participants through their conditioning
program faster, with greater overall conditioning effectiveness.
And, it will provide much of the needed aerobic conditioning
for their particular sports without subjecting their bodies to
lifting very heavy weights or jogging great distances in a running program.
These Super Circuit aerobic results are the highest ever reported in
circuit weight training scientific literature, but the Super Circuit
has other advantages too.
There is less skeletal shock and joint stress.
Plus strength gains showed a 25% improvement over the standard
circuit weight training!
A 25% improvement is significant when you consider that all they did
was have the participants of the study program bounce for 30 seconds
in between circuit weight training stations.
They did not even use the Rebounder to it's full extent or train
exclusively on the unit.
Rebounding makes it possible to train for strength and aerobics in one
combining exercise, and it is ideal for anyone who wants both without
sacrificing one for the other.
Check out my summary page to find out more about Rebounding!