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I decided to get one of these, partly just because it was another fun workout to do at home (I am swimming and going to the gym 6 times a week aswell) but also I had seen some of the research about all the positive effects bouncing on these things can have on your health and fitness.

Well I ordered one out of a catalogue and it came this week. I put it together and had a bit of a practice. I wasn't on it for hours, literally 5 or 10 minutes then I had to go out. The next morning I felt as if I'd done about 1,000 sit ups! I would definately recommend getting one of these, you can really feel you've worked out, and its not as if I'm really unfit, I do 120 lengths of the swimming pool 3 times a week and an hour and a half in the gym 3 times a week, plus ab work on a gym ball at home, but nothing has made my abdominals ache as much they did after bouncing on my trampoline! Only downfall is having to wear a sports bra or hold you boobs as you bounce lol

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Where did you find one of these and roughly how much do they cost?  I completely agree with you that its a good workout.  My mother in law has one at her house for the grandkids and I only went on it for 30 mins but the next day I felt like I ran 5 miles and did 200 sit ups.  I'm in very poor shape right now though

I bought one at walmart for 29.96 and it even has those arm bands (for resistance on it) It came partially put together actually. Cool  They are great for exercise i would recommend one too!!



Clarice

Hi, just a little word of warning bout these things...they are the main cause of pelvic floor loosening in women i.e. they cause incontinence and possible prolapse of the uterus due to the constant pressure being put on these muscles when jumping straight up and down...these problems arise in virtually every woman that uses these repeatedly so I would advise against using them as a regular workout...just my two cents worth

I'm quite scared of my trampoline now.....

I don't jump on mine because i have had three kids and i DO have the overactive bladder!! But it's not because of the trampoline!! I jog on mine.  :) 

 

Clarice

I just bought one of these as well, as I wanted to incorporate something fun into my workouts I run about 3-4 times a week and was becoming bored and so far I love it I had a large tramp as a kid and was always on it. I used it one evening when I was watching Greys' and instead of sitting on the couch I jumped the whole time it was great! I was worried after I read ter295's post so I tried googling the health cons of using a rebounder but to be honest only found articles promoting the benefits of the equipment..?? Ter295 do you have a link or an article that you were reading because I would love to take a look at it??

Thanks!

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Original Post by ter295:

Hi, just a little word of warning bout these things...they are the main cause of pelvic floor loosening in women i.e. they cause incontinence and possible prolapse of the uterus due to the constant pressure being put on these muscles when jumping straight up and down...these problems arise in virtually every woman that uses these repeatedly so I would advise against using them as a regular workout...just my two cents worth

Where did you get this information from? Do all professional woman gymnasts who use trampolines suffer from this then?

Hmm. I googled 'rebounder pelvic floor' and found a whole bunch of articles about how they STRENGTHEN the pelvic floor muscles, which prevents and even reverses prolapse. Can you point us to an actual study that found that?

The only restriction that came with mine it even said on my instructions that came with it was that it wasn't to exceed 250 pounds. 

 

 

Clarice

Sorry for late reply...my boyfriend is a physiotherapist and from his work these are the results he sees...im sorry for scaremongering, perhaps there is no definite evidence of this occuring but he maintains that trampolines are the common factor between these unfortunate women...i shall ask him to find out more

Some studies I found on Pubmed:

Bo K.Urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, exercise and sport.

Urinary incontinence in very young and mostly nulliparous women with a history of regular organised high-impact trampoline training: occurrence and risk factors.

I wasnt sure how to link articles (technophobe:)) but if you just copy this into google, it will give you the abstract of the paper. It seems to be only a recently known effect of trampolining as the effects take a few months of use to show as far as i can tell...

Once again i didnt mean to scare anyone, any urinary incontinence can be cured with a few pelvic floor exercises...feel free to message me if ye are still concerned (i am currently a medicine student so might be of some small use:))

Ter

 

hi did anyone happen to have a chance to look up the studies? im really interested to hear opinions on trampolines...x

In just reading the abstract it looks like the study was just performed on gymnasts who spent a lot of time training on the trampoline over a period of years.  It only looked at urinary incontinence and not prolapsed uterus'.  I don't know if the results would translate to the general public who are just using a mini-trampoline as a workout once or twice a week.  I would think more studies would be needed.  I didn't do any other research, nor do I workout on a trampoline, but it sounds like it would be fun.  I'd probably stop though if I started peeing my pants :)

Abstract  The aim of this study was to examine the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in mostly nulliparous women with a history of regular organised trampoline training as adolescents and to identify possible predictors. Female trampolinists in Sweden with licence for trampolining between 1995–1999 (n = 305), with a median age of 21 (range 18–44) years answered retrospectively a validated questionnaire. Competition with double somersaults had been performed by 85 women, the “competition group” (CG), while 220 women comprised the “recreational group” (RG). Of the trampolinists with UI during trampolining, 76% continued to leak. In CG, 57% and, in RG, 48% reported current UI. Strong predictors for UI were inability to interrupt micturition (p < 0.001) and constipation (p = 0.007). Training factors such as frequency/week × years of trampolining (p < 0.001) and years of trampolining after menarche increased the risk of UI (p < 0.001). The prevalence of current UI was higher in ex-trampolinists than in normals (p < 0.001), and hence the negative effects of trampolining cannot be ruled out.

Oh good so my uterus isn't going to fall out any time soon then :D

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