If you have visited Flip Out before, you will know that trampoline exercise such as jumping, bouncing and flippin’ can be pretty exhausting! So the team here at Flip Out have shared 5 of their most effective tips to help you perfect those highest of jumps or just to last a little longer on your jumping sessions.
Get your trampoline exercise working to a rhythm! Download a high energy playlist, exceeding 120 beats per minute that can improve performance by up to 20%. Whether you are trying to learn a new skill, playing a game like dodge-ball or just free-styling, crank it up load and go for it!
When jumping try to focus your breathing with deep, slow breaths. This will allow you to feed your muscles with oxygen. Try to synchronize your breaths – Inhale on the way up and exhale on the way down.
3. GET STRONG:
Add some strength work to your training – twice a week for 30 minutes. This will increase your muscle mass and give you the ability to endure a longer and more challenging jumping session.
4. LOOSEN UP:
Many flippers hold tension in their upper body, which can make your jump feel doubly hard. Try this simple trick. Roll up a sheet of paper and hold it in your hands whilst you jump for a few minutes. If the paper comes back crunched, you are squeezing too hard. Allowing your hands to loosen up translates into reduced tension in the shoulders and less wasted energy.
Rest squats are a deep squat. With your feet shoulder width apart, get as low as you can in a seated position, glutes almost touching the floor. This position helps improve ankle, knee and hip mobility, giving your joints a stronger, more stable position to deal with jumping forces, allowing improved quality and height of your jumps.