Rebounding for Health

Rebounding for Health

I am no longer selling the rebounders so I’m leaving some of the useful information on this page so you can find one you like. I don’t recommend the ones with bungie cords instead of fat-bellied springs.

You can get a great workout on a rebounder and stay healthy, while doing something that is really enjoyable and lifts your spirits. Mini-trampolines came out in the 70’s and I’ve had one ever since. It is the perfect exercise to give strength to every cell in your body. It was used by the NASA program to repair astronaut’s bones when they came back from deep space. You can keep one in your office and get up and bounce for a few minutes when you start flagging. It will bring you back to life in just minutes. Jump before important phone calls, when you feel overwhelmed, or when you want your mind to be sharp.

Now I’ve found an overhead system to use with a rebounder that makes rebounding even more valuable because it adds upper body strengthening and makes even beginners feel safe. Weight training is essential for your bones as you age and this system uses your own body weight, moving against gravity, to strengthen your bones. For older people there is a wonderful feeling of safety from having the trapeze to hold onto.

Rebounding for Health

The system I recommend for the average person is the overhead system by Freedom Spring, together with the top quality rebounder from ReboundAir or one of the new rebounders that have come onto the market.   The overhead system comes with a doorway bar that you have to screw into the doorway.

You can also get a stabilizer bar with most rebounders which attaches right to the rebounder for less vigorous rebounding. It is a great addition for women who feel a little unstable and nervous, especially in the beginning.

If you have health issues, like scoliosis, back problems, overweight, etc. then the complete Freedom Spring system with the overhead bar and gentler rebounder is best for you. See the link at the bottom of the page.

The overhead part of the Freedom Spring System is an incredible new addition to the practice of rebounding. It attaches in a doorway. It has elastic bands and a stabilizing bar. For beginners the overhead stabilizing bar makes you feel incredibly safe. For advanced users it adds the ability to do some moves that would be awkward without it, like back kicks to increase the strength of the back extensors and the whole spine. Rebounding also improves balance even when you hold onto the trapeze bar as you do in the beginning. Then you can use the elastic bands to do all the shoulder and arm strengthening exercises you need. The elastic bands come in different strengths so you can move up as you get stronger.

There is a rebounder that comes with the Freedom Spring system and it is great for people who are overweight and sedentary, new to exercise, or have joint problems. It is a much softer bounce than the Reboundair. So beginners should consider that whole system instead of the ReboundAir. You can go here to find out about the Freedom Spring – http://www.freedomspring.com/

I’ve been using the overhead system along with a rebounder for about 6 years now and I love it. I do a lymph bounce for two minutes right out of bed. Then I do two 6-10 minute segments a day about 90 minutes after meals to help with my blood sugar. There is a complete segment about rebounding on the Osteoporosis Exercises videos that come with your vest

The Freedom Spring Overhead Stabilizing and Resistance System

There are easy-to-open clamps on the resistance cords to be easily attached to the overhead system or to the rebounder itself. Placing the resistance cord on the rebounder allows more movements exercising the upper body, and toning additional sets of muscle groups.

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