If you’ve just purchased your new exercise trampoline, you may have asked the question: how many calories do you burn by jumping on a trampoline? Find out the answer below.
If you weigh 150 pounds, you burn around 220 calories (kcal) per hour jumping on a trampoline. At 175 pounds, you burn around 270 calories/hour and at 200 pounds, the number jumps to 310 cal/hour.
You will notice that these numbers are not particularly high, compared to other types of cardio workouts. Also, spending an hour on a trampoline will get extremely boring, and may make you dizzy. When it comes to trampoline workouts, its better to approach it as something that’s fun to do once in a while, to complement your other exercise activities.
Jumping on a trampoline trains all the major muscles in your legs. You use your calf muscles, quads and hamstrings to propel yourself into the air, and again to absorb the impact upon landing. In addition, you use your hips and your core to stabilize yourself throughout the motion. Even your arms benefit a little from jumping on a trampoline, but mostly they are used only for balance purposes.