Rebounder Mini Trampoline
Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 08-26-2008 10:30 AM


Junior Low-Carber


Hi everyone, I am trying to FINALLY get started on a good exercise routine. I have arthritis, fibromyalgia and have had a knee surgery. I am looking for something that will really help but be low impact because of my knees and hips. Does anyone have a mini trampoline and if so, can you give me some info on it. I have read that it is low impact and that it does not require TONS of time in order for it to be effective. Any one have any info that will come in handy?

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RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 08-26-2008 10:49 AM


Expert Low-Carber


jitterbug Wrote:Hi everyone, I am trying to FINALLY get started on a good exercise routine. I have arthritis, fibromyalgia and have had a knee surgery. I am looking for something that will really help but be low impact because of my knees and hips. Does anyone have a mini trampoline and if so, can you give me some info on it. I have read that it is low impact and that it does not require TONS of time in order for it to be effective. Any one have any info that will come in handy?


I have one called the "Supertramp" PT bouncer.
(I live in the UK, and bought it here via online mailorder).

It seems that there was a fad for this in the 70s, then it seemed to go out, but seems to have made a bit of a resurgence in the last few years. I see these things at gyms, etc.

There is an American guy who was responsible for popularising them in the 70s, and he's still around I think. He used to be a gymnastic trampolinist, and realised that he'd seemingly got some amazing health benefits from trampolining, and set about devising a way of making it safe and healthy for non-gymnasts, which is where the mini-tramp (rebounder) comes in.

Sorry, I can't remember his name, and I've mislaid the copy of one of his books I have.

I am not honestly sure if some of the more ambitious claims he makes for rebounding really stand up, scientifically, although he claims that NASA bought into it.

What I do know is that they are incredible fun to use, and I just loved mine from the start. You can start very, very gently, and for that reason, they are fine for people in a poor state of physical health, the elderly, etc. I didn't find it much help in losing weight, but that was before I discovered low-carbing.

Just googled and re-discovered the name of the guy I was thinking of:

Albert Carter. This is the first link I found. NB I have no connection with this or any other company in this field! :-)

http://reboundair.com/aboutus.htm


Caution: Since reading about a doctor called Larry McCleary (he has a book "The Brain Trust" out, with a forward by Drs Eades), I have been wary of "bouncing" exercises, because of possible brain trauma.

He does not talk about rebounding per se, just cautions against bouncing-type activity.

I honestly don't know how much of a worry this really is, and whether the cushioning effect of the rebounder is sufficient to prevent any trauma.
I'd really like to know more, but I suppose it's one of those things that is really hard to test/prove, either way.

From what he says, even running on hard surfaces could also be problematic. I suspect there are enough runners on this forum who might counter-argue this (not that I have any wish to get into any arguments! :-) ).

Good luck,
Regards,
Mike
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 08-27-2008 09:40 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Everyone is different but I have a case of chronic patellar tendonitis that I believe is directly related to the use of a mini trampoline. Since you have had knee surgery , I strongly advise you to consult your orthopedist first.





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RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 09-23-2008 08:06 PM


Expert Low-Carber


From all that I have read, I don't think that rebounding would damage a healthy knee, at least provided one did not overdo it. It's always possible to overdo exercise, whatever it is. I have now found my two books on rebounding:

(1) "The Miracles of Rebound Exercise" by Albert E Carter.
Mine is a UK edition, published in 1985. It doesn't seem to have an ISBN number.
(2) "Rebounding for Health", by Margaret Hawkins.
My edition was published in 2001, Jardine Prentis(UK) Limited, Exeter, Devon.
ISBN 0 9520780 1 5

Hawkins writes: "Rebounding will affect your weakest point first. When used correctly, bouncing will strengthen the weakest part, but you must listen to what your body tells you. If bouncing starts to hurt, you are doing too much".

Both authors stress the need to take it very gently at first. You may be tempted to overdo it, because it seems so easy, but resist this temptation. As little as 30 seconds at a time may be as much as some people will be able to take, building up to 4 or 5 minutes per session. Sessions can be repeated as often as you like, provided you leave at least 30 minutes between them. However, only about 3 to five per day is really needed. However, unlike some other forms of exercise, it can be done every day. All this is with the proviso of course, that nothing is hurting when you rebound. If it starts to hurt, stop.

Having re-read both these books, I've been tempted to start again (notwithstanding my reservations). As I found before, it's fun, and very energising. Outside of walking and cycling, and possibly swimming, it's the only exercise I've really, really, enjoyed doing.


Regards,
Mike
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 09-26-2008 03:50 AM


Senior Low-Carber


jitterbug Wrote:Hi everyone, I am trying to FINALLY get started on a good exercise routine. I have arthritis, fibromyalgia and have had a knee surgery. I am looking for something that will really help but be low impact because of my knees and hips. Does anyone have a mini trampoline and if so, can you give me some info on it. I have read that it is low impact and that it does not require TONS of time in order for it to be effective. Any one have any info that will come in handy?
From eBay blogs:

"WHICH REBOUNDER SHOULD I BUY?
Posted 21-Jul-06 17:50:10 BST

A better question would be, "Which rebounder shouldn't I buy?" There are cheap models that can be bought at sporting goods or department stores and e-bay as cheaply as $20 - $50 price range which are of inferior quality and should be avoided as thay can be dangerous. In April 2006, 668,000 "In Motion" rebounders made by Stamina and sold in WalMart, Play it again Sports and other retail outlets as well as online were recalled due to injuries sustained by customers."


Arthritis, fibromyalgia AND knee surgery??? DON'T go near a rebounder. Get with some pool exercise, some AIS stretching, buy some good flat walking shoes and cautiously start doing some short walks.

Be well,
Ben Fury, CFT, CMT
Bettercise.com

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life.
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 10-01-2008 04:56 PM


Junior Low-Carber


I have a new "Belli swing"; it is much better than a "normal" rebounder (I have one too):

http://www.bellicon.de/index.php?id=1146

Nicola
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 10-01-2008 05:45 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Nicola Wrote:I have a new "Belli swing"; it is much better than a "normal" rebounder (I have one too):
Price list is in Euros. Converts to $487-$642 depending on the leg options and $152 additional for the handles.


Be well,
Ben Fury, CFT, CMT
Bettercise.com

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life.
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 10-01-2008 06:11 PM


Junior Low-Carber


Ben Fury Wrote:
Nicola Wrote:I have a new "Belli swing"; it is much better than a "normal" rebounder (I have one too):
Price list is in Euros. Converts to $487-$642 depending on the leg options and $152 additional for the handles.


I got it for free and yes, I went for it and love it; it's twice the size of my "normal" rebounder, clean (no springs) and good to have for emontional peace!

Nicola
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 10-01-2008 07:26 PM


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Ben...off the subject....and...not trying to be rude....but....your avatar...makes me think I am a toilet....looking up at "the view"




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RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 10-01-2008 09:25 PM


Senior Low-Carber


abnormalslc Wrote:Ben...off the subject....and...not trying to be rude....but....your avatar...makes me think I am a toilet....looking up at "the view"
Ab,

My avatar is a bronze oversized sculpture so the only views available are "up" views. Notwithstanding, I hold you in the highest regard and I am not alone. I see from your User Profile you are a Christian. Good! I will expand on my answer from Biblical authority:

Psalm 82:6
6 I have said, You are gods; all of you are children of the most High.

John 10:34-38
34 Jesus said to them, Is it not so written in your law, I said, you are gods?
35 If he called them gods because the word of God was with them (and the scripture cannot be broken)
36 Why to the one whom the Father sanctified and sent to the world, do you say, You blaspheme, just because I said to you, I am the Son of God.
37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not believe me.
38 But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe in me, believe in the works, so that you may know and believe that my Father is with me and I am with my Father.

John 14:12-14
12 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes in me shall do the works which I do; and even greater than these things he shall do, because I am going to my Father.
13 And whatever you ask in my name, I will do it for you, so that the Father may be glorified through his Son.
14 If you ask me in my own name, I will do it.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You are a god and destined to do works even greater than your Saviour. Jesus says so, and I most cheerfully endorse his high opinion of you!!

Don't let my little avatar get you down!

Be well,
Ben Fury, CFT, CMT
Bettercise.com

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life.
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 12-19-2008 03:55 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I recommend the Reboundaire as it is both heavy-duty and transportable (I took it to Maine on vacation in September). The company is very prompt in replacing any defective part at no charge by 2-day express mail, which I found out when a leg socket cracked. The cost is a bit pricey, ranging from about $200 to $350 with a hand hold bar (needed if you have difficulty standing), but with a lifetme guarantee on all parts, it is well worth it, imho. The cost is less than a one-year gym or YMCA membership.
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 12-19-2008 04:05 PM


Moderator


I recommend the Reboundaire as it is both heavy-duty and transportable (I took it to Maine on vacation in September). The company is very prompt in replacing any defective part at no charge by 2-day express mail, which I found out when a leg socket cracked. The cost is a bit pricey, ranging from about $200 to $350 with a hand hold bar (needed if you have difficulty standing), but with a lifetme guarantee on all parts, it is well worth it, imho. The cost is less than a one-year gym or YMCA membership.
Hey Harry, welcome to the LLVLC forum! What's the weight limit on the Reboundaire? I have wanted to get a rebounder but most of them have a weight limit of 250 pounds.

Grace and peace,

moonius



Perseverance + patience = progress

http://moonius.blogspot.com/
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 12-19-2008 04:17 PM


Moderator


Hi Harry - just wanted to extend my welcome also . Thanks for posting this- ya know , I think I still have mine up in the attic from years ago - gonna look for it !!!

One minute, one hour, one day, 1 pound at a time ...



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RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 12-19-2008 04:35 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


Moonius,
The weight limit for the Quad-fold Reboundair, the one I use, is 400lbs. The others are 300lbs., I think. Check them out on-line at reboundair.com
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 12-19-2008 04:36 PM


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Thanks Harry! I'll have to save my shekels and get me one!

Grace and peace,

moonius



Perseverance + patience = progress

http://moonius.blogspot.com/
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 12-22-2008 02:01 PM


Junior Low-Carber



I bought an elliptical machine because running, aerobics, and exercises like that hurt my knees and legs for some reason. Even when I weighed less those exercises were hard for me. I know it's more expensive than a mini trampoline, but there are various levels you can do to constantly add challenge to your workout.

I have figured out from others telling me to strength train using my body to just change the resistance levels and push on the pedals and arm things. My legs and arms got quite a workout yesterday. So per everyone's rec I added this in as strength training.

The elliptical machines can burn massive amounts of calories "if" that's what you're looking for. But they say it's not necessary on this diet.

I don't know if this is within your budget, but I would consider something like this.
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 04-19-2009 11:08 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


I have the urban rebounder by J. B. Burns. It seems to be really stable. At first, your calves may get a little sore but they quit after a few minutes the first time. I also have the cd that comes with it-the basic is about a 20 minute program. I read rebounding can burn up to 700 calories an hour! Plus, it has a ton of health benefits (it is even like a facelift as it firms the face!). It stimulates the lymph system and a ton of other benefits. Just google the benefits of rebounding and read the list!!
RE: Rebounder Mini Trampoline , 04-19-2009 02:36 PM


Senior Low-Carber


Plus, it has a ton of health benefits (it is even like a facelift as it firms the face!). It stimulates the lymph system and a ton of other benefits. Just google the benefits of rebounding and read the list!!
The lists of the benefits of rebounding are compiled by people trying to sell you expensive rebounders.

Beware the lists of the marketers!

Be well,
Ben Fury, CFT, CMT
Bettercise.com

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life.