A trampoline is a leisure equipment that is mostly used by children but it can also give your body a good workout. It is made of springs in a manner that when someone jumps onto it, the springs produce a thrust on the person and therefore jumping back up becomes easier. If you have never used a trampoline before, yet you have the interest to use one, you are at the right place. Here are some tips and tricks on how to use a trampoline until you become a professional, so check them out below.
Begin by watching
Take your time to watch how others are using the trampoline and learn how they perform the simplest moves. Watch how they take caution by staying away from the edges of the trampoline. After learning by observation, start by doing basic jumping to familiarize with the trampoline and learn how to balance on it.
Learn the basic moves
Learn the basic moves like tucking, piking, seat drop and straddling. Tucking is illustrated by jumping when your hands are wrapped around your legs like in a sitting position. Piking is whereby one is to jump with the hands close to touching the feet. Straddling is almost the same as piking, only that the feet are placed apart. Seat drop involves jumping up and landing on your but with the legs straight forward.
These skills are the basis for performing more complicated stunts like somersaulting. Therefore, make sure that you have perfected in performing the basic skills before you think about learning any other skill.
Learn Advanced moves
Start by doing jump packs which are done by interlocking the hands above the head. You are required to jump and stretch both legs to a particular direction and land back with the legs straight.
Learn to do the half twist and the full twist. The half twist is done by jumping and turning while in the air to face the opposite direction. The full twist is done by jumping and then rotating while in the air to face the same direction you were facing.
Learning the professional moves
One can begin learning the professional moves once they are good at balancing, timing and calculation. Let us take the example of somersaulting. It would require one to have the ability to estimate the energy required to enable them to stay in the air for certain duration of time. At the same time, they are required to calculate how many times they can flip in the air. Any miscalculation can cause serious injury. To learn these moves, equip you with a tutor.
When learning how to use a trampoline, risk-taking should be avoided. Do not try a move that you do not know.