Skyjumping – fitness for your spine health

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Nazar Kharivskiy

Doctor of Chiropractic

Member of American Chiropracic Association

Presedent of Ukrainian Chiropracic Association

Skyjumping or jumping on a trampoline with handle bar is becoming more and more popular in our country and abroad. Workouts on the trampoline help to improve muscle tone, burn calories (promote weight loss), and also have beneficial effect on cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. But the bet news is that only Skyjumping, unlike other types of fitness, strengthens deep muscles of the spine without unnecessary impacts on the joints. Also, jumping on a trampoline improves metabolism in the intervertebral discs. Since in those discs there are no arteries or veins, metabolism there takes place only due to the diffusion and infiltration (during compression and decompression of discs).

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Such processes take place during walking, running, jumping, etc. During prolonged standing or sitting in the same position, the intervertebral discs are under constant pressure and do not decompress. Consequently, metabolism slows down and eventually the disk loses elasticity and becomes dehydrated. This leads to subsidence (degeneration) of the disc. In addition, the intervertebral hernia can be formed as a result of constant compression; this happens even to those people who have a sedentary work and don’t move much.

One of the most important deep muscles of the spine is called multifidus muscle.

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One of its functions is to reduce the pressure on the intervertebral discs and to make distribution of the body weight along the spine even. Also, this muscle helps to protect (stabilize) the spine while stooping back, to the sides and while bending. Multifidus muscle is activated even before the movement in order to protect the spine from injury. Skyjumping requires coordination of movements and maintaining balance and, thus, activates and strengthens multifidus muscle and other deep muscles of the spine.

While working out on a trampoline, intervertebral discs are compressed / decompressed a lot more often than while walking or running. Therefore, Skyjumping boosts metabolism in the intervertebral disks and thus can stop their subsequent destruction. Another advantage of Skyjumping lies in the fact that trampoline absorbs bounces and thus significantly reduces the impact on both the spine and the joints, as compared to regular running or jumping.

As you can see, Skyjumping is a beneficial kind of fitness for the spine. Skyjumping is safe for everyone: children, adults and seniors. Classes are held under the supervision of certified trainers who will help you work out efficiently and safely.

Skyjumping is a perfect type of fitness for the prevention and recovery of your spine. Jump and stay healthy!

WARNING! If you have severe pains in the back, make sure to consult with your doctor before starting to work out. In certain cases, Skyjumping may be contraindicated.

 

Nazar Kharivskiy

Doctor of Chiropractic

Member of American Chiropracic Association

Presedent of Ukrainian Chiropracic Association