What Muscles Do You Work By Jumping?
Last week we discussed the physics of trampolines. Now we’re going to look into what’s going on in our bodies when we jump on a trampoline or in a bounce house. Specifically, which muscles do you work by jumping?
A true whole-body workout
In reality, jumping on a trampoline actively engages just about every muscle in your body, from your facial muscles (because of that huge grin on your face!) down to your leg muscles (which propel you upward). In fact, NASA found that there is no more efficient workout known to man than a trampoline workout, and it’s their preferred method for rehabilitating astronauts back to earth’s strong gravity.
Of course, jumping works out some muscles more than others, mainly your lower body and heart.
Jump for heart health!
Just like running or riding a bike, jumping on a trampoline is a great cardiovascular exercise. It gets your heart rate up to that sweet spot perfect for burning calories and strengthening your heart muscle.
Bouncing on a trampoline works your core & back muscles
A lot of the work your muscles put in while jumping on a trampoline is to keep your body steady and balanced. Maintaining posture and balance is the primary job or your core and back—and though you may not realize it, jumping up and down keeps these muscles constantly active and engaged.
Jumping is a great workout for your butt, hips, and legs!
Your glutes (hip and butt muscles) along with your leg muscles are responsible for propelling you upward on your trampoline. The higher you jump, the harder these muscles work, and the better an exercise you get.
So keep jumping every week for a great workout routine, and help your children get the exercise they need by renting a bounce house for your next birthday party or event!