Unlike when you’re doing exercises on the floor—like side lunges, leg raises, and step-ups—the instability of the trampoline mat makes even the simplest exercises much harder. “The trampoline is going to try and take you down—it’s going to try and throw your balance off,” says Dong. In order to prevent that from happening, you need to practice next-level muscle engagement. She says you also want to eliminate any bounce during the workout. Considering you’re on a trampoline, stillness is the ultimate challenge.
You hit a lot of different areas during the 10-minute stability rebounder workout. “We’re going to work on our balance, hit our abs and our glutes, and we’re also going to get a quick cardio burst in there,” she says. What makes it even trickier is that you’re not just doing individual exercises—you’re also combining them into combos that work your brain and your body in order to keep up, stay stable, and stay strong. Dong says by the end of the workout, your balance is going to be so good that you can join the circus. So get to work—then make your tightrope-walking dreams a reality.
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