The most important thing when using your trampoline is to ensure you are jumping safely and securely. Ensure that you bounce in the centre of the mat and aim for a low, controlled and safe bounce.
A great tip for beginners is to ensure they learn to stop correctly. Knowing how to stop quickly and effectively helps prevent injury.
Stand in the centre of the trampoline mat with your feet hip width apart.
Bounce 3 times, remember to keep them low and controlled. Then attempt to stop the bounce. This is best done by bending at your knees and dropping into a sitting position.
3 offer safe bouncing moves:
1. The Tuck Drop:
Includes jumping 3 times in small, controlled bounces and then bringing your knees to your chest, essentially tucking them in.
2. The Straddle:
Includes jumping 3 times in small, controlled bounces and then landing in a seating position with your legs wide apart in a triangle shape.
The pike is similar to the straddle but instead of having your legs apart you have them straight out in front of you.