When you hear the word WORKOUT, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Movement, building muscle, strength, improving flexibility, or maybe it’s cardio?
When thinking of fitness, one can normally point to two to three different fitness activities at a given time, as humans we are designed to learn and perform functions which vary from running, swimming, dancing, Flippin’, climbing etc…
But which factors help you adapt when you are exposed to a new movement or physical environment like when exercising on trampolines?
Habitually, it’s normal to focus on only one physical or mental activity at a time, so that we get better at doing it. That, way we can absorb the basics and show visible improvement and progress towards completing a specific task. Of course, this depends on how fast you can adapt and learn something new. As we say you are strong as your weakest link!
Just because you are strong at completing one physical activity, doesn’t mean you are a good mover, for example, just because you may be able to squat 200 kg for couple of repetitions, it does not mean you are able to rest in a low squat for 15 minutes. This low squat is a natural static movement which people do every day without realizing it.
‘Flow focus’ training is not only fun to do, but it also benefits one’s endurance, strength and mobility. Each Flow practice will improve and develop certain muscle groups which aren’t generally exercised during any other training regime. Furthermore, it also enhances the use of almost all muscle groups, granting you a full body workout, examples of flow movements include the frog hop, crab walk, bear crawl, lizard crawl.
So how does all this relate to executing trampoline exercises and tricks?
Because trampoline activities require a wide range of dynamic movement and involve several unfamiliar series of motion. We expose beginners and trainees to basic flow motions which allows them to adapt to using a trampoline and reduce their risk of injury.