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Jump Your Way to Health & Fitness

Jumping’s Oxygenating Effect

If you have a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats a minute, don’t smoke, don’t have chest pain, live a healthful lifestyle, and engage in rebounding for 40 minutes or more each day, at least five days a week, theoretically it’s not likely that you’ll ever develop a heart problem if you have none now. Jumping on a rebounder helps you to attain your heart rate target zone every day that you rebound for the recommended 40 minutes.

Rebound exercise strengthens your heart in two ways: It improves the tone and quality of the muscle itself, and it increases the coordination of the fibers as they wring blood out of the heart during each beat. The aerobic effect while you are rebound-jumping equals and often surpasses that of running.

Your rate of rebounding will vary, depending on how vigorously you bounce and how high you lift your feet off the mat. Rebound exercise offers the ideal aerobic effect with almost any rate of performance, because it fills all the requisites of an oxygenating exercise. It’s likely that the vast amount of oxygen taken in by Dr. Samuel Kofsky over a sustained period was the true source of his cancer remission. Rebounding might be considered a precursor movement for better achieving the oxygen therapies.

Rebounding offers a less stressful means of reducing body fat and simultaneously firming body tissues. Running in place on the rebounder burns calories effectively. According to a person’s body weight, Table A shows how many calories from running on the rebounder may be expended per specified period of time in minutes.

Table A
Total Calories Spent Per Minutes of Running on the Rebounder (1)

Lbs. Body Weight 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190
1 Min. 2.9 3.4 3.9 4.4 4.9 5.4 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0
5 Min. 14.5 17.0 19.5 22.0 24.5 27.0 30.0 32.5 35.0 37.5 40.0
10 Min. 29.0 34.0 39.0 44.0 49.0 54.0 60.0 65.0 70.0 75.0 80.0
15 Min. 43.5 51.0 58.5 66.0 73.5 81.0 90.0 97.5 105.0 112.5 120.0
20 Min. 58.0 68.0 78.0 88.0 98.0 108.0 120.0 130.0 140.0 150.0 160.0


The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding

The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids you of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons.

Unlike the arterial system, the lymphatic system does not have its own pump. It has no heart muscle to move the fluid around through its lymph vessels. There are just three ways to activate the flow of lymph away from the tissues it serves and back into the main pulmonary circulation. Lymphatic flow requires muscular contraction from exercise and movement, gravitational pressure, and internal massage to the valves of lymph ducts.

Rebounding supplies all three methods of removing waste products from the cells and from the body. Then arterial blood enters the capillaries in order to furnish the cells with fresh tissue fluid containing food and oxygen. The bouncing motion effectively moves and recycles the lymph and the entire blood supply through the circulatory system many times during the course of the rebounding session.

Rebounding is a lymphatic exercise. As stated earlier, it has the same effect on your body as jumping rope, but without any jarring effect to the ankles, knees, and lower back that comes from hitting the ground. Better than rope jumping, however, the lymphatic channels get put under hydraulic pressure to move fluids containing waste products of metabolism around and out of the body through the left subclavian vein.



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