Ask an expert
Question

21 Nov 2005

Trampolien
Ek wil graag oefening doen met 'n trampolien. Watter spiere oefen en op die trampolie, sal ek spiere bou en "tone". Is daar 'n spesifieke manier van die trampolien gebruik wat oefening meer effektief sal maak?
Answer 459 views
Expert
FitnessDoc
fitnessdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi Lizzie

Trampolining is not a very well studied form of exercise so I can't really say how it compares to running or cycling or aerobics or any other cardio exercise. I must confess that I am not convinced that trampolining alone will offer a very effective form of cardio training to become fit. I believe that the intensity that you get from trampolining is very difficult to raise to the sorts of levels you could easily to in running, cycling etc. and for that reason, I don't believe it is as effective a weight loss or fitness tool as these activities. Having said that, I do believe that it could be part of a well balanced exercise routine, because it offers basically no impact and certain exercises that are good for balance, flexibility and to a lesser extent fitness. HOwever, I do think that you should consider making trampolining PART of, rather than the the focus of training.

If you do decide this, then I would suggest that you folow one of the programmes on the following website:

http://www.health24.com/fitness/Getting_started/16-474-488,24069.asp

Good luck
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9422 votes
No
68% - 19856 votes
Vote