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08-20-2008, 12:44 AM
The Bellicon is supposed to be soft and very bouncy, but could I still get a good workout on it, I mean, is it so soft that I would sink to the middle when I step on it?
05-29-2010, 10:41 AM
Hi, I just read your question
"The Bellicon is supposed to be soft and very bouncy, but could I still get a good workout on it, I mean, is it so soft that I would sink to the middle when I step on it? " I am a rebounding trainer since 10 years. I own as well a Cellerciser as a Bellicon bungee rebounder.
Here is my answer: The Bellicon bungee Rebounder are completely different in bounce than any spring based Rebounder (Bellicon makes spring based Rebounders themselves). On a bungee band rebounder you bounce deeper and higher without needing to jump out of the mat. Moving more through space (and being protected against jarring by the mat that accompanies you through most of the movement) gives you a significant more effective workout than bouncing the same amount of time on any spring based Rebounder (and it does not matter if the spring based Reboudner is a Bellicon, a Cellerciser, a Needak..).
How much you sink in the mat on a bungee rebounder can be determined by the strength of bungee bands you choose. You can have extremely strong bungee bands (they are called "ultra") where you do not sink in at all and you can choose very soft bungee bands (called "medium") where the mat becomes very soft, the workout becomes much more efficient and you would sink in more. And in between there are the bungee band strengthes "strong and x-strong).
Always important when you rebound and in your daily life is that you stand correctly, that you do not fall in in the ankles (called Pronating). In case you pronate, this comes not from the rebounder. You pronate or you do not pronate. But the softer the surface, the more obvious it is. People who pronate need to learn how NOT to pronate, because pronating damages their knees, even if they never ever use a Rebounder. I have made a video where you can determine if you pronate and what you can do about it.
Here the link: http://rebounding.tv/how-to-stand-correctly-on-a-rebounder/
06-24-2010, 11:41 PM
It comes down to needs & priorities. All quality rebounders, like Bellicon &, say, Cellerciser have tremendous pluses, including their ability to hold up over long periods of time, excellent mats, obtainable stability bars, safe bounces.
06-25-2010, 12:12 AM
i have a bellicon and i don't sag in the middle at all! it's very firm while being gentle on the joints.
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