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Derived from Spanish word tramp olin (diving board).

In 1934, sport of Trampoline was invented by American gymnasts ‘George Nissen’ and ’Larry Griswold’, they created the first modern trampoline at the University of Iowa. Its’ initial use was to train astronauts on being in a gravity-less environment.

Trampoline is the only one of the 4 disciplines, which are on the Olympic gymnastics program. It can bouncing up to heights that can surpass eight meters.  A stunning exhibition of somersaults and aerial acrobatics, trampoline has been part of the Olympic Games since Sydney 2000 – Consists of two separate routines: “compulsory,” where the acrobatic athletes perform pre-defined move combos; and “voluntary,” where they just go to town.

Trampoline scoring is on 3 separate levels:

  • Difficulty – the number of tricks you do in midair before landing again.
  • Execution – how athlete performs their skills.
  • Time of flight.

A competition in trampoline consists of 3 routines, 2 in the qualification round and one in the final. A routine must show good control, constant height and correct style. It consists of 10 different skills performed as high rhythmic moves and each of them may land on the feet, front or back.

The best male athletes will do routines with 1 to 3 triple somersaults and the rest of the moves will be double somersaults with lots of twist as well. The best female athletes will do rout


Synchronized trampolinig

ines with 10 double somersaults with or without twists.

Synchronized trampoline – with two competitors in two different trampolines set side by side, trying to do the same routine as simultaneous as possible. Quite often it is like looking in a mirror.

DMT – Double mini trampoline

In DMT there are “two mini trampolines” linked together, and the athletes do two skills on the DMT and then land on the landing mats in the landing zone, under good control.


Double Mini Trampoline

A DMT competition consists of a qualification round with two passes, and a final with another two passes. To repeat the same skill in the qualification round and in the final is not allowed.


Trampolining is very beneficial to health, bringing both physical and mental benefits to both adults and children. Comparing with  jogging, trampolining is more effective, faster: with a ten minute session providing equivalent benefits to a half hour run says 68% more effective – according to NASA.
“Rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”
NASA says, “…for a similar level of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running…”

The regular use of a trampoline can greatly improve your health.  I recommend that my patients bounce on their trampoline for a minimum of five minutes a day to increase their cellular oxygenation, strengthen weak muscles and joints, improve aerobic capacity, and most importantly cleanse and detoxify the lymphatic system”.

(Saying of Dr. Dicken Weatherby)

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Beneficial for people with less mobility or people undergoing rehabilitation. Reducing the risk of injury to your joints, knees and ankles trampoline is a complete and holistic workout for body. While trampolinig your vertical acceleration and deceleration is soaked up by the trampoline pad, which takes up over 80% of the shock; whereas hard surfaces such as roads do not have enough give to do this.

  • Increased Metabolism and Health

Trampoline exercise increases your metabolic rate, helps your body to process nutrients more efficiently and helps to you keep your weight down. This sort of exercise helps boost the activity of immune cells keeping the body’s natural defenses high and reducing the chance of getting sick.

  • Co-ordination8713-wallpaper

Increases awareness of your body and a sense of balance and coordination. Trampoline exercise develops the skills that allow you to undertake a number of items requiring concentration at the same time: bouncing, balancing, maintaining the body’s position, and anticipating the next action. Have a positive impact on bilateral motor skills and to control different muscles and limbs at the same time as one another. Gymnasts and acrobats also use trampolines to improve their co-ordination in aerial skills and tumbles.

  • Toned Muscles and Stronger Bones

Regular use of a trampoline can also help improve posture and general muscle health. John Beer, Olympic coach to the British trampolining team agrees with NASA research that using a trampoline helps improve whole-body strength and says: “Your core-stability muscles are almost constantly engaged to keep you stable and balanced, meaning a tauter, stronger stomach and lower back.”

  • Mental Strength

Helps to overcome depression, anxiety and stress by increasing the amount of endorphins (positive mood-enhancing natural chemicals) released by the brain and increases the circulation of oxygen around your body, making you more alert and improving mental performance. Physical activity you perform whilst trampolining will make you feel happier, more positive, and even more self-confident.

  • Cardiovascular fitness

Strengthens the heart .Trampolines and rebounders increase your pulse rate brought about by jumping, brings to your heart and circulation ensures that oxygen is pumped round your body more efficiently, making you feel healthier and more alert.

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