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Today I feel a little like a bellicon dinosaur talking about the past. If I turn it into a trampoline dinosaur, ... a trampoline dinosaur, it's somehow cute again. Great, the next time I step on the jumping mat, I'll probably chuckle to myself at the introduction. Are worse.
With this picture in mind, I welcome you to my conclusion after 5 years of lipedema trampoline experiences on the bellicon. In this article I already told you about my first impression and love at first sight. In a nutshell: the bellicon is almost noiseless, gentle on the joints and a gift for us lipedema and lymphedema fighters. The sore muscles are at an absolute minimum, although you can work up a real sweat. But even the slightest swing can stimulate the lymph flow and therefore it is also suitable for every fitness level.
From turtles to velociraptors - jumping and swinging on a trampoline is something for every dinosaur.
Tell me, what do I have to do with dinosaurs today?
Do you wear compression when jumping on the trampoline?
Yes, but absolutely! Our flat knit compression works best when you move in it. The pressure on your body between the knitted fabric and muscles works properly on the skin and the lymph drains off better. Even after a short swing, when I'm waiting for tea or making a phone call, I feel it when I descend from the bellicon a faint tingling sensation through the body.
To have more grip on the jumping mat, you can put on small anti-slip socks. When you configure your trampoline at bellicon, you can order some right away.
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How do you train
For a while I preferred to work out in an online gym, but now I've switched to the manufacturer's own training program. bellicon Home offers really great training videos and, above all, plans that you can go through. One problem that I have to recognize again and again is that I need a clear structure for my sports units. Fixed dates that are in the calendar and represent a certain commitment for me. I am a typical candidate who pulls through a video full of zest for action and then haphazardly sets the priorities wrong again and loses the thread. Thanks to the various training plans, divided into levels of difficulty, focal points or units, I stay on the ball much more effectively.
So that you can find a start for yourself, fill out a short self-assessment that also includes your fitness level. This will suggest a training plan that will slowly introduce you to the sports equipment. Of course, you can also choose which plan your toes are itching for.
In order to pursue a goal, I have decided to work off my remaining excess weight in kcal.
175.000 kcal are waiting for me. That is quite a lot of lasagna, a couple of beer kegs or 1,75 dinosaurs.
In 5 years (approx. 1,5 years if I train every day) the next feedback on this goal will probably come. In addition to your own set goal, bellicon Home also automatically calculates the jumps, completed trainings and calories and gives you awards for all milestones. One is proud of that.
My best training tips from 5 years of lipedema trampoline experience
# 1 - Hömma, I'm not an express train
Since you can use your mini trampoline according to your wishes and z. If, for example, you can also adapt to your weight, in some cases you are not as fast with the repetitions of the trainer in the video. It does not matter anyway! Jump and swing at your pace, just as you can handle it. Let us advise you here which strength of the rubber rope rings is the best for you.
# 2 - pack the slippers
During demanding training sessions or if you are still unsure of your feet, it is best to get on the trampoline with shoes on. However, make sure to also do videos without shoes to strengthen them.
# 3 - I'm getting lame wings
If you have been punished with lipedema on the arms, work your way up slowly to the arm exercises and do not overexert yourself with them. Of course I couldn't help it and did it quite strictly, which cost me a lot of pain. Due to the gentle resistance of the bellicon itself, however, I never had this phenomenon in my legs. Here you are smarter than me and listen to your dinosaur arms.
Was the purchase of the bellicon worth it?
Yes but hello! When the noticeable high mood occurs during training and the trainer charmingly advises you to wear it on your face, then you can only smile and be grateful to have it at home.
Granted, it is not that easy to accommodate in small apartments, but maybe in that case the foldable legs are a solution for you.
Training on the trampoline is, besides swimming, probably the gentlest thing that you can tackle with any weight at any age. Give your lymphatic system a kick, get it going (hey, swing ...) and if you are already a hula hoop fan, how about the next level on the bellicon?
Well, challenge accepted!