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The Best Soccer Fitness Workout

Fitness is especially important for soccer players, as they will be called on in a match to run for up to 90 minutes, with no stoppage in time and only sporadic stoppage of action. When preparing for the upcoming soccer season, it is best to play the beautiful game of soccer as a way to get more fit, as there is no substitute for the game. Even small-sided games for 15, 20 and 30 minute intervals will help increase fitness and endurance.

As a separate workout away from the game, It is best for soccer players to alternate sprinting, distance and interval running during a fitness workout. With each workout, players should gradually increase repetitions and improve times.

Here are the best drills for a soccer fitness workout:

300’s: On a soccer field, start out on the end line and sprint to mid-field up and back 6 times (50 yards x 6 = 300). High school players should try to run these in less than 70 seconds. After each 300, rest for two minutes and then repeat.

Hills: Find a steady incline hill (no “baby” hills)  Sprint up the hill and jog down. The jogging is recovery time, so this can be done slowly. Once players reach the bottom, the should turn around and sprint up the hill again. After five (5) hills, then take a two minutes rest and do five (5) more.

Cones: These are sprints. Place cones about five (5) yards apart for 25 yards.  Players should spring to the first cone and then back, then to the second cone and then back, and so on.  Five cones up and back is one repetition. Do ten (10) reps and then a one (1) minute rest. Then ten (10) more.

Challenged yet? We’re just getting started…

30-30’s: This is interval training.  Players should begin by jogging for a few minutes and then the fun begins. Next is to alternate 30 seconds of jogging with 30 seconds of sprinting.  Do a set of five (5) 30-30’s, then rest two (2) minutes and then five (5) more. 

120’s: This is a full sprint of the length of the soccer field. High school players should try to do this in less than 20 seconds. After reaching the opposite end line, players should jog back, allowing 60 seconds to recover. Do 7-10 of these.

Cooling down and stretching: Players should always take fifteen to twenty minutes to cool down and stretch to conclude fitness training.

Want even more soccer workout information? Total Soccer Fitness is your complete guide to soccer conditioning, which features a free soccer fitness course.

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Understanding the Definition of Health Related Fitness

Being a Health and Fitness Professional, it is my job to understand terms and definitions which are commonplace to this industry, as well to keep abreast of evolving trends. Through my experience, I have found that a number of terms deserve a little more clarification than that which they are granted.

Aside from clarifying the definition of Health Related Fitness, this article intends to shed some light on a few of the associated terms, and to show their respective distinctions.

Is it simply all in a name?

The fitness world seems to use the concept Health Related Fitness like a generic fitness principle – interchangeable with others like “Physical Fitness”, “Health and Fitness” or simply “Fitness.”

While all of these terms can be included under the broad term Health and Physical Fitness, they individually refer to different aspects – both generic and specific. Unfortunately, references to these and other fitness-related terms are often vague, while consistency in their intended use is meager at best; there is a kind of “generally accepted” use for them, but individuals often rely on own interpretation, and this can lead to confusion.

With that said, does Health Related Fitness simply infer fitness by means of good health? Not quite. That is why we need to understand a little more behind these words before digesting the definition.

How did the term Health Related Physical Fitness come about?

That is a good question. One could probably ask what is this concept all about – can we not simply use the terms “Fitness” or “Physical Fitness” instead?” Why Health “Related”?

The main reason stems from the fact that most health and fitness terms are used inconsistently and often refer to different concepts or notions. Subsequent to the 1996 report from the US Surgeon General (Physical Activity and Health; a report of the Surgeon General), there was a move to try and address the alarming rise in obesity levels among the general American public. Studies and initiatives required standardization among clinicians, health practitioners and fitness trainers to grapple with the task at hand. Enter “Health Related Physical Fitness”, a working term to address the general state of health among the public.

The definition of Health Related Fitness

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the main authority in this field, ineffective definitions with unclear and subjective wordings, as well as definitions containing terms which themselves require defining, have contributed to confusing the term “Physical Fitness.”

There exists no reliable guide for Health and Fitness Professionals to measure “Physical Fitness”, because the term has been so loosely and inconsistently defined. It is therefore that one should consider the concept of Health Related Fitness. The definition therefore centers on the 5 Components of Physical Fitness which relate to “good health.” These Components are:

  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Body Composition
  • Flexibility
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance

On the other hand, Skill Related Fitness Components are:

  • Balance
  • Reaction Time
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Power

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the definition of Physical Fitness emphasizes the difference between Health Related Physical Fitness and Athletic Ability Physical Fitness. Its point-of-departure is the “health” of the US nation, which is often referred to as the “public health perspective.” In that respect, the 5 Health Related Fitness Components are more important than those related to Athletic Ability (or Skill Related Components).

Although the concept of Health Related Fitness has an integral association with “good health”, the 5 Components are addressed individually by health professionals to allow for their measurement.

Now that we have a deeper understanding of the term, what purpose does it serve?

Continuing from where the definition left off, the objective of measuring the 5 Components is to advise clients about their own particular Health Related Fitness, and to use data obtained from the tests to design appropriate exercise programs which can then be evaluated.

The 5 Components contribute evenly to make up a holistic Health Related Fitness, which is of direct interest to the health of the ordinary citizen, in that the concept is normative. In other words, it is a standard which allows for consistent application.

It is therefore important for those working in the health and fitness industry not to mistake “overall physical fitness” with “Health Related Physical fitness.”

To conclude, let us consider this distinction between Physical Fitness and Health Related Fitness

One needs to bear in mind that regular physical exercise can improve overall Physical Fitness, as well as Health Related Fitness. However, overall fitness is a generic term and is up to subjective interpretation, while Health Related Fitness can be assessed.

The distinction therefore, between these two terms, exists in that Health Related Physical Fitness can be measured according to a set of established comparative norms.

This is where the “rubber hits the road.” The guidelines set out by the ACSM enable health professionals to work with clients to assess and measure their response to exercise and prescribe appropriate exercise programs. A client’s progress can then be monitored and adjusted where necessary in order to obtain the desired fitness goals.

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The Life Fitness G5 Cable Motion Gym System Review

If you are looking for conventional strength training as well as motion enhancement exercises without having to face the inconvenience of going to a fitness centre, then the G5 Cable Motion Gym System from Life Fitness could be perfect for you. This is a full-feature home exercising system complete with flexible Cable Motion technology for a resourceful conditioning program. As with any other productive piece of gym equipment, it requires simple and routine gym equipment maintenance, preferably from a good service provider. Here are some of the features and positive aspects of the Life Fitness G5 Cable Motion Gym System:

G5 Cable Key Features

Quick Lock cable end connections which will permit effortless changing out of attachments
Three ergonomic handle attachments
Space-saving layout to accommodate compact spaces
Three V-groove pulley zones
Foot strap
Space-efficient design ideal for small places in your home
Measurements when assembled: 89 inches in length x 54 inches in width x 83 inches in height (226 x 137 x 211 cm)
Removable bench extends a continuous variety of inventive functional power exercises.
Cast-iron weight stacks
Heavy-gauge steel tubing with rust protection
Double seam-stitched vinyl upholstered pads
Fibreglass-reinforced nylon pulleys
Tutorial DVD
Limited lifetime warranty on the welds, pulley, frame, and parts, plus a three year warranty on upholstered pads and cables

Additional Positive Aspects of the G5 Cable Motion Gym

This extraordinary Cable Motion technology allows the user to manage his/her entire exercise regimen, with the liberty to engage in the functional motions of particular activities, full-body motions which reinforce your core, or traditional routines. Case in point, the G5 Cable Motion System enables you to imitate the action of a tennis swing, a baseball swing, or a golf swing: this action will strengthen the precise muscles necessary for each individual sport. Additionally, you can perform traditional chest exercises like chest press, pec flies, etc. You can also perform back and shoulder area exercises such as lat pulldowns, lateral raise, shoulder presses, and seated row. Furthermore, you can choose to do bicep and tricep exercises like tricep extension, curl, etc. And let’s not forget leg exercises such as hip abduction, standing leg extension, calf raise, etc. Finally, the G5 offers a multitude of core exercises, such as abdominal crunches with the pulley, oblique twists, and seated ab crunches.

The G5 Cable Motion Gym System allows numerous exercises in a comparatively small area. This exerciser fits in practically any space, with a compacted footprint which manages to offer all the diversity of a packed exercise machine that extends a full-body workout. With some elective extras, you can create even more exercise range without the necessity of extra space. You can have it all in one multi-talented power machine. Also considering that it’s manufactured by Life Fitness–a top supplier of commercial fitness equipment – the G5 is truly built for endurance. Additionally, each machine endures a high-tech robotic welding procedure that provides a resilient configuration that will last continuously. Note that all mechanisms are attached meticulously and carefully.

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Getting The Best Fitness Assistance

Most personal trainers are dedicated to helping their clients make goals. They know the right types of exercises and planning to help you get stronger, to cut fat, and to lose weight. The type of program they design for you will be based on your overall goals and your current fitness level. If you have any restrictions, they will help you work around them.

Yet there can be many differences among personal trainers. You don’t want your time and money to be wasted. It is important to verify they have the credentials you seek. Ask about their education and their experience. Compare what is offered before you select someone to help you with your fitness goals.

Don’t be intimidated because that is only going to hold you back. They are professionals with the right techniques and information to help you succeed. Your workout efforts can be wasted if you aren’t working the right way and the right types of exercises. You don’t want to risk getting hurt either. With an expert in your corner, you can see results and feel better than you have been!

Personality

You aren’t going to like the personality of all personal trainers. Some are too nice and you need someone to motivate you. Others are like a drill sergeant and you may hate to be treated like that. Find someone with a personality you can connect with. You shouldn’t be intimidated by them but you should feel driven and able to learn from them.

Do they focus on you when you talk to them? You don’t want to hire one of the personal trainers who is easily distracted. They need to give you their full attention during the training session. They need to share examples with you, show you how to do exercises, and answer your questions. If they aren’t willing to do so, don’t hire them!

What do you Get?

What is being offered by various personal trainers can significantly vary. Don’t assume you know, ask! You should have detailed information about how many sessions you are signing up for and the duration of each session. You may have to pay a price per session or get a package with an overall price for all the sessions that are included.

Commitment

Find out the reputation of various personal trainers before you sign up with one. They should be fully committed to helping you grow from your current fitness level to where you want to be. By the same token, you need to be fully committed too. Show up on time for your sessions and be ready to work hard. Give it your best and continue to work outside of those sessions too.

Cost

The overall cost of personal trainers also depends on who you hire, the duration of the sessions, and how many sessions. Find out what that cost is going to be in advance so there aren’t any surprises. You may be thinking you can’t afford to pay someone for such services but it is more cost efficient than you think. It could be the push you need to get results!

As you compare prices and offers, you will find a few of the personal trainers rise to the top of your list. Spend some time talking to them and exploring what they offer. Some may offer a free consultation session where you can see what they are all about before you commit to working with them. It needs to be an excellent experience from the very start.

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The 10 Physical Skills of Fitness Excellence

Train all 10 physical skills of cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy and toughness for physical fitness excellence… Not just one or two abilities creating unbalanced fitness performance.

Physical fitness excellence should be the goal of any physical training workout program.

Most physical fitness training programs are designed for the maximization of a particular physical attribute… size, strength, endurance, speed, etc.

It is this quest for maximization, this specialization, that leads to an imbalance in physical abilities.

To exhibit true physical fitness excellence, you must become a jack of all trades… and master of none.

The truth is, fitness is a compromise of 10 physical skills…

Cardiorespiratory Endurance

The ability of the body’s systems to gather, process, deliver and sustain oxygen during a prolonged stressful effort or activity.

Strength

The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.

Flexibility

The ability to maximize the range of motion of a given joint or being able to bend or to be bent easily without breaking

Power

The ability of a muscular unit, or a combination of muscular units, to apply force in a minimum amount of time. Think of power as strength + speed.

Speed

The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement. In simple terms, how fast something moves.

Coordination

The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement. For example, the ability to make your arms, legs and other body parts move in a controlled way.

Agility

The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another. An agile person is able to change from one movement pattern to another quickly and easily.

Balance

The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base. In plain language, the ability to hold a position without falling over.

Accuracy

The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity while remaining correct, exact or without mistakes.

Toughness

The physical and/or mental strength and determination to do something which might be difficult and which will take a long time.

…and each are important.

The greatest physical fitness improvement is made by training ALL of the physical skills, bringing them up to optimum levels… without maximizing any one attribute at the expense of all others.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…

The key to exceeding your expectations lies not only with the training of these 10 physical skills… but also in how these skills interact, support and contribute to each other while performing an activity.

The 10 physical abilities are not something to be trained separately and used robotically… they are skills that must be trained in conjunction with one another and flow together flawlessly.

In other words… when you perform an activity, you are not going to say to yourself, “Now I will use my balance, now my speed and now my strength.”

For Physical Fitness Excellence… the lines between the physical abilities will be blurred and seamless.

Many people settle in to training only a few physical attributes but still say they are seeking physical fitness… but they forget that physical fitness is a compromise.

Most likely… your physical fitness success will be tested in sport, work and life by your weakest physical abilities, and not your strengths.

Seek to improve your physical fitness by improving all of the abilities needed for fitness excellence.

How many physical skills is your current physical fitness training program improving?

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5 Components of Physical Fitness

The 5 components of physical fitness are often used in our school systems, health clubs and fitness centers to gauge how good a shape we are truly in. The 5 components that make up total fitness are:

  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body Composition
  • Total fitness can be defined by how well the body performs in each one of the components of physical fitness as a whole. It is not enough to be able to bench press your body weight. You also need to determine how well you can handle running a mile etc.

    A closer look at the individual components:

    Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of the heart and lungs to work together to provide the needed oxygen and fuel to the body during sustained workloads. Examples would be jogging, cycling and swimming. The Cooper Run is used most often to test cardiovascular endurance.

    Muscular strength is the amount of force a muscle can produce. Examples would be the bench press, leg press or bicep curl. The push up test is most often used to test muscular strength.

    Muscular endurance is the ability of the muscles to perform continuous without fatiguing. Examples would be cycling, step machines and elliptical machines. The sit up test is most often used to test muscular endurance.

    Flexibility is the ability of each joint to move through the available range of motion for a specific joint. Examples would be stretching individual muscles or the ability to perform certain functional movements such as the lunge. The sit and reach test is most often used to test flexibility.

    Body composition is the amount of fat mass compared to lean muscle mass, bone and organs. This can be measured using underwater weighing, Skinfold readings, and bioelectrical impedance. Underwater weighing is considered the “gold standard” for body fat measurement, however because of the size and expense of the equipment needed very few places are set up to do this kind of measurement.

    Why the need for physical fitness testing?

    As stated earlier the 5 components of physical fitness represent how fit and healthy the body is as a whole. When you have the battery of tests performed you will receive information on the specific areas you made need to work in. A very specific goal oriented fitness program can be developed from the test battery.

    If body composition is of (higher fat compared to muscle mass) there are many health related diseases and illnesses you have a higher chance of contracting. It is important to combine healthy eating habits with your exercise program.

    If you scored low on the cardiovascular test you would have a higher chance of being at risk for heart related illnesses and would not do well with activities that require longer times to complete. You would participate in things such as long bike rides, swimming and jogging for extended periods of time to correct this component.

    The next three tests can have results that are isolated to specific joints and muscles of the body or affect the body as a whole.

    If you score low on the flexibility tests, you have a greater chance of decreased performance in daily living activities/sports and a higher risk of injury. You may also experience low back pain. It would be important to included flexibility training into your workout everyday.

    If you scored low on the muscular endurance test you fatigue early into the exercise or activities of daily living. Many exercises that require high reps and low weight would be implemented into your training program.

    If you scored low on the muscle strength test you do not have enough strength to perform well in sports, resistance training and activities of daily living. Your fitness program would have a progressive strength training component added that would allow you to become stronger with little chance of injury over time.

    Fitness testing has its limitations – while it gives you a good idea of where your body is, it does not paint the entire picture. As stated earlier some of the above tests are only testing specific body parts. Other important factors such as balance and agility are not tested. It also requires the ability to perform the tests. It would be dangerous for someone who is in poor condition and does not exercise to participate in fitness testing.

    Before deciding to undergo fitness testing, make sure you know why they are being done and determine that it is safe for you to participate.

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    Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Trainer Review

    We reviewed and used the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainer over a period of 3 weeks. We also interviewed Life Fitness X3-5 owners as well as several people who had used the elliptical trainer in the gym or fitness center. The X3-5 is a step up from the old X3-0 model and has many top of the line features. However for an MSRP of about $2900.00 it is beyond the budget of the average home fitness equipment buyer. We found that the Life Fitness elliptical trainers top feature was the very smooth ride comes from its rear flywheel that incorporates the Life Fitness “Link6” drive system.

    The Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainers 19-inch stride fits most people. Our largest tester is a power lifter at 6’2″ and 285 lbs and he felt the trainer was relatively stable. Pedal placement is good and allows comfortable foot placement. X3-5 owners and users were pleasantly impressed with how quiet this elliptical trainer is even during an intensive workout it remained one of the quietist ellipticals that we have tested. One owner did complain that this model was hard to move.

    There are many quality features on the Life Fitness X3-5 that we like including the wireless heart rate controlled workout system that allows you to target specific workout intensity. Basically your hearts response to the workout, controls the resistance levels you experience during the workout. Basically it is a plug and play workout program tailored to your specific body.

    The Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainers console contains the My Personal Trainer software that allows you focus on lower body workouts or total body workouts. We heard several comments on these features with the most common being that it worked well once you spent the time to figure out the system. Most people were using one of the 12 standard workout programs to achieve the workout intensity they desired. We rated the upper body workout and the handlebars as just average on this elliptical.

    Most of the Life Fitness X3-5 owners we interviewed purchased their elliptical trainers on-line. The units were delivered and set up by the owners with few problems. Damaged or non functioning consoles seem to be the biggest complaint we heard. Customer service was rated as fair in resolving setup and warranty issues. The Life Fitness warranty for cross traines includes a lifetime on the frame, 2-years on the electrical and mechanical parts, 1-year on labor. An extended warranty is recommended for all elliptical trainers.

    We recommend the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainer for home and light commercial use, however it is probably too expensive for most in home applications. It has many features that will satisfy the most dedicated cardio fitness buf. Due to the relatively high cost for an in home elliptical trainer, we recommend that you spend the time to physically test ride any fitness equipment at least once before you make your purchase. Find a dealer, fitness center or local Y that has the Life Fitness X3-5 set up and complete an intense workout. we also suggest that you question X3-5 users at these fitness centers as well. Only then will you know for sure that the Life Fitness X3-5 will meet your fitness needs.

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    Choosing An Exercise To Sustain Body Fitness

    It is not that easy to look for the perfect exercise that suits your needs. Each one of us has unique, specific goals and requirements that we are looking for. Some people are looking for exercises to lose weight while some do exercises to lose belly fat. Some people look at exercises to tone their muscles and gain six packs while others use exercise to shape their body parts like triceps, abs, thighs, hips, chest etc.

    Provided the fact that most people in modern times are busy with their schedule, finding the exercise that is best for them may take a very long time. They might even end up choosing nothing. How can we determine if an exercise is suitable for us?

    There are different common and universal ideas that will help sustain the fitness of the body without consuming too much of your time and patience.

    Tips From The Experts

    When you do exercise, try to focus more on balancing your body. If you are not very confident with how you appear to other people, then you really need to repeat a number of aerobic activities to develop a flat abdomen, and to build strong muscles and bones. With repetitive exercises, you will notice a change in your body shape – a change for the better.

    If you can come up with a good system of exercise, your resting and training time will definitely be balanced. Your body knows when it is burning calories and exercising regularly helps you build up muscles even when you are at rest. It is not good for the body to be over-exercised. It does not allow your muscles to recover and rebuild.

    Exercising with weights

    Another recommendation by experts is to engage your body in an exercise that involves weights. The proper means of getting your potential to its maximum level is by lifting heavy weights in a given period. There should also be proper guidance during the activity in order to have less risk and to avoid failure and accidents.

    You should adapt to changes. We call it variety. The technical term for that is "periodization." In other words, do not stick to the same activity repeatedly. It is nice to make some changes to the physical and mental activities that you indulge in.

    After reading this article, we hope that you have already considered some activities that you think will work best for you.

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    9 Simple Physical Fitness Tips for Beginners

    Set objectives on your own

    Before you begin, have a clear goal in mind of exactly what you desire to achieve. Do you want to develop muscle or lose weight or perhaps both!

    Take your Measurements

    Take measurements before you begin your workout program then as soon as a month while you are doing it. If you are losing inches or getting inches in the locations you desire, this method you can correctly track. Compose whatever down as well as take photos, so you have a visual referral for your development.

    Arrange your exercises

    Similar to you set up service conferences and time with your household, it is critical to organize your activities. As you would not cancel an essential conference; very same method exercises are similarly critical. Put it on the calendar and adhere to it.

    Start of Slow

    Begin out sluggish and then development if you are brand-new to working out. Pressing too hard prematurely might lead to you hurting yourself and ending up on the sofa and not able to work out.

    Stretch

    It's consistently high to extend in the past and after an exercise, to avoid injury. If you want to get a great stretch and increase your versatility, attempt a yoga class.

    Get the correct Devices

    Whatever exercise you opt to do, you are going to require some devices. It might be a brand-new set of running shoes, comfy clothing, and sets of weights or treadmill. Do not lose your cash on things you do not require and just purchase exactly what you need to the exercise.

    Exercise with a Pal

    All of us understand how hard it can be to stay with a routine exercise regimen, however, if you have a pal that is relying on you to be there, you will not wish to let them down and cancel.

    Working out with a buddy is enjoyable, and you'll inspire each other to keep going. You will likewise challenge yourself to keep up with them if you have a good friend that is in shape than you are.

    Work with a Fitness Instructor

    Do not think about this as an expense, consider this as a financial investment in your health and wellness. Employing an individual fitness instructor is an excellent method to do it if you are severe about getting in shape. He or she will encourage you and keep you responsible.

    Have a good time

    You are not going to desire to keep doing it; so pick activities that you delight in if you are not having enjoyable with your workout regimen. There are numerous methods to obtain an excellent exercise in without feeling dullness, and you simply need to be creative; by doing this, you will burn lots of calories and have fun doing it!

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    Fitness & Trampoline Go Hand-In-Hand

    Do you remember your childhood days you spent jumping and bouncing on your bed, trying insane and at the same time, cool new tricks? You have the chance to regain your childhood memories and burn some calories while having fun! The fitness industry is vigorously growing and including new methods to stay fit and healthy day-by-day. Amongst those, Trampoline fitness classes are slowly coming on top as they help you burn major calories and satisfies your inner child as well. They incorporate aerial aerobics, wild jump cardio, Zumba lean, calisthenics, etc. for advanced routines.

    It's one of the biggest facts that different people have different mindsets! If you are one of those for whom exercise routine is not just about more push-ups, more repetitions or heavy weight, then the trampoline exercise classes are best for you. They're a groovy way to bring a newness in your daily regimen.

    So, a question which is troubling many minds is that does it work? Is it helpful? The answer is very clear. Jumping high enough helps in reducing stress, helps in controlling weight, increases confidence and reduces the risk of diabetes. Some other reasons to give Trampoline fitness sessions a whirl are:

    Trampoline workout is better for sensitive joints like ankle, knees, spine and hips. Light jumping on a trampoline is believed low-impact plyometrics and permits same benefits without getting harsh on the joints. Years of studies done by NASA depict that jumping on trampolines for about 30 minutes is more beneficial than running for an hour while giving same aids.

    It is great for cardiovascular health as trampoline fitness sessions help in strengthening your heart muscles and chambers. Sometimes, your workout can be aerobic and sometimes anaerobic. Not only heart muscles but, the whole muscular system is benefitted by jumping on trampolines. From your legs to arms, neck and back muscles, it is good for your whole body. Moreover, muscle building leads to improved metabolism.

    Trampoline exercises also help in cleansing your body more efficiently. The body of waste and toxins is controlled by the lymphatic system. It carries all the waste, toxins, bacteria and other unwanted substances out of the body. Higher g-forces help stimulate the lymphatic system therefore, a trampoline is highly useful for better functioning of the lymphatic system.

    As balance is the key to life, trampolining helps in improving motor performance and balance. It's also a source of relieving stress and depression. As trampoline exercise is full of fun and enjoyment, you will never feel bored in sessions. Studies show that the body releases endorphin (happy hormones) if the aerobic activity lasts for 12 minutes or longer. Additionally, jumping on a trampoline improves co-ordination and agility.

    Overall, you can totally relate trampoline with fitness as jumping sessions have a positive impact on the body. To start a session, find an indoor trampoline park near you as they are flooding all over the country. Get in shape while staying in touch with your inner child!