If you are interested in adding an extra level of difficulty to your fitness trampoline, you may consider accessories that can increase the intensity of your workout. For instance, hand weights, resistance tubes, and specific movements are all great additions to your fitness trampoline routine. Today, the Stamina Products team will discuss how you can improve upper body work on your fitness trampoline, as well as a few exercises you can try.
Working Your Upper Body on a Fitness Trampoline
In reality, most people will not need weights when they rebound on a fitness trampoline. Simply using your body weight and a range of movements as you bounce will be a challenging workout for most people. However, if you are looking for a way to strengthen and tone your upper body while you bounce, holding a hand weight can have a massive impact.
One of the reasons fitness trampolines are so unique is the gravitational changes you experience as you jump. Holding something as small as a 2lbs weight will significantly alter your output as you bounce. As you reach the peak of your bounce your weights will feel nearly weightless, but as you reach the bottom of your bounce at the rebound that weight will be multiplied by the g-force you experience.
The same goes for resistance tubes. In fact, Stamina Products offers multiple fitness trampolines with fitness tubes attached. The g-force you experience increases the difficulty of the upper body workout, resulting in a fun, full-body workout.
Weighted Fitness Trampoline Exercises
Jogging With Weights – Begin warming up by bouncing and landing with alternate feet, as if you were jogging. While you do this, swing your arms as if you were jogging. After a few minutes of warm up, grab your weights and continue the jogging movement. Make sure to keep your back straight and bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle as you swing. To further increase the difficulty, slowly increase the height that you raise your knees. This is a great HIIT workout — with 30 seconds of movement, followed by 30 seconds of rest. You’ll be surprised by how difficult this simple movement is when you first start out.
Lateral Arm Raises – Using a trampoline with a resistance tube, grab the tubes in each hand and stand in the middle of your rebounder with your feet shoulder width apart. Stand with your arms at your sides and your palms facing forward. Begin bouncing and raise your arms until they are shoulder high with your palms facing upwards. Time your bounces with alternating arm movements — on the first bounce lift your arms, on the second bounce lower your arms back to your sides. Time the movement with your bounces and repeat 10-15 times with 30 seconds of rest between sets.
Planks and Push-ups – Fitness trampolines aren’t only for jumping. You can perform planks and push-ups with your hands placed on a fitness trampoline to increase the difficulty. The bouncy nature of trampolines requires your stabilizing muscles to engage as you perform push-ups, multiplying their difficulty and giving you faster results. To get started, place your feet on the ground and lineup your body so your arms and core are above the trampoline. Then perform push-ups or planks. It’s simple. If you are interested in learning a few variations, Stamina Products offers an Upper Body Workout on Demand, led by fitness expert Jamie Linkeade.
Order a Fitness Trampoline from Stamina Products Today
If you are ready to get in the best shape of your life, contact Stamina Products to order your fitness trampoline today. We have a number of excellent models to choose from. For example, the Stamina Oval Fitness Trampoline provides ample room for aerobic movements as you bounce, and is available at an incredibly affordable price. Contact the Stamina Products team today if you have any questions. We’re always happy to help!