· “Rebound exercise is the most efficient” Albert E. Carter said it; NASA confirmed it! ·

Posted by Lorraine on 2nd May 2018

“Rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”
-The Miracles of Rebound Exercise; Carter, Albert E.; The National institute of Reboundology and Health, Inc. Edmonds, Washington, 1979.

“…for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running, a finding that might help identify acceleration parameters needed for the design of remedial procedures to avert deconditioning in persons exposed to weightlessness. “
-NASA

The above statement is one of several made in a scientific study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-887, 1980, which confirms many of the statements previously made in The Miracles of Rebound Exercise, 1979. The research was performed by the Biomechanical Research Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in cooperation with the Wenner-Gren Research laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

The four scientists, A, Bhattacharya, E. p, McCutcheon, E. Shvariz, and J, E. Greenleaf, secured the assistance of eight young men between the ages of 19 and 26 to each walk, jog, and run on a treadmill which was operated at four different speeds and then jump on a standard sized trampoline at four different heights to compare the difference between the two modes of exercise.

Although treadmill running had been studied many times before, the scientists found that “…measurements of the necessary variables have not been reported previously for trampoline exercise.” The trampoline testing was conducted at least one week after the treadmill testing.

  • A pulse before exercising
  • A pulse immediately after exercising
  • The amount of oxygen consumed while excercising
  • The amount of G-force experienced at the ankle while exercising
  • The amount of G-force experienced at the lower-back while exercising
  • The amount of G-force experienced at the forehead while exercising