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Shake Up Your Summer Routine: The Trampoline Workout

Written on July 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm , by

Did you know that trampolining is a recently added sport to the Olympic roster? It sprung (pun intended) on to the scene during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, featuring displays of acrobatic stunts with athletes jumping as high at 32 feet in the air.

This year, the trampoline event at the Olympics will start Friday, August 3 through Saturday, August 4. To get a head start on the competition, Springfree Trampoline has created a full body-sculpting workout that you can do on your own trampoline. Try doing two reps of each circuit, with warm-up and cool-down jumps for each set. Bounce a little, burn a lot!

1. Straight Jump: In the center of the trampoline, with knees slightly bent jump straight up with arms also straight, biceps touching ears. Land softly on two feet. Try doing 20 reps in 30 seconds, with 30 seconds active rest.

Straight Jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Straddle Jump: In the center of the trampoline with knees slightly bent, jump straight up and kick your legs out in a straddle position. Land softly on two feet. Try doing 20 reps in 30 seconds, with 30 seconds active rest.

Straddle Jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Starfish: In the center of the trampoline with knees slightly bent, jump straight up and kick your legs out in a straddle position. At the same time, shoot your arms out to the sides and slightly up, resembling a star. Try 20 reps in 30 seconds, with 30 seconds of active rest.

Starfish

 

 

 

 

 

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