Kw-logo-smaller

Trampoline

Trampolining is a good form of exercise for kids.
Trampolining
Trampoline is a sport that helps develop coordination, muscle strength and body control.
Trampolining

Get fit and add some spring to your life! Kidzworld checks out the big bounces and high-flying flips from the world of trampolining.

Trampolining 101 - History

If you've ever jumped up and down on your bed or couch, you've participated in the sport of trampolining. People from England to Ancient China to the Arctic all invented different versions of a contraption for high-flying bouncing and jumping. In the 1930s, American George Nissen invented the modern trampoline in his garage and used it to help with his gymnastics and diving training. Nissen named it the trampoline after the spanish word, "el trampolin", which means diving board in Spanish.

Trampolining 101 - Physical Benefits

Besides being super fun and easy to do, bouncing on a trampoline has many unique physical benefits. Trampolining is a great way to develop your balancing skills and learn how to control your body while in mid air. The sport is also a good leg exercise and helps develops muscles in the arms, shoulders and stomach. As well, bouncing up and down on a trampoline can help you improve your coordination and cardio strength. Trampolining is used for cross training in many other sports including wakeboarding, ski jumping and gymnastics.

Trampolining 101 - Getting Started

If you'd like to add some spring and bounce to your fitness routine or are tired of getting grounded for jumping up and down on your parents' bed, trampolining is a sport that's easy and fun to get involved in. Many community centers or gymnastics clubs have trampoline classes for kids or you can get your parents to buy you for your backyard as well. Remember to always play safe when using a trampoline - if you're not careful, you can easily bounce yourself into the emergency room. Make sure the trampoline you use is in good condition, only let one person jump on the trampoline at a time and be sure an adult is around to supervise. And don't try any sommersaults or flips without the help of a qualified teacher.

Trampolining 101 - Facts and Records

  • Trampolining was first made an Olympic event at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia.
  • The Inuit and Native American people of the Arctic invented a trampoline using a walrus skin hundreds of years ago. One person stood in the middle of the skin while several others held the skin and tossed the person in the middle up in the air. This early form of trampoling was done both for fun and to spot wildlife on the horizon.
  • Dominic Swaffer set a world record in London, England on May 25, 1999 by doing 84 twisted sommersaults on a trampoline in one minute.
  • Trampolining was used by pilots during World War II and is used today by astronauts to learn body control and orientation while in the air.
Related Stories:

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

I want a trampoline
commented: Thu Jul 11, 2013

yaverleaf11

yaverleaf11 wrote:

My trampoline broke...
commented: Thu Jul 11, 2013

Momoloverzz360
i love trampolines there so awesome!!!! :)
commented: Sat May 11, 2013

there are 13 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F1133897541796

Best Way To Bounce? Vote!

  • On a trampoline.
  • On a pogo stick.
  • Off a diving board.
  • With a basketball.

related stories

Micro_a micro
Question by Tairy: I love football and I try to play at recess but I never get picked so I am for...
Micro_a micro
Question by Advice Needed: I cant play soccer until I pass this religious thing that is good for ...
Micro_a micro
riki asks: "OK, all the boys think that they are better at all sports than girls because they are...
Micro_a micro
Hey Coach! I need help so I can be a better dribbler. I need drills and tips. Can you also send v...

latest videos

Sports in the forums

Juanitaness
Juanitaness posted in Dance:
Musically or as a person?
reply 13 minutes
Monica Rogue
Monica Rogue posted in Dance:
"Liesl" wrote:ME!! I would have loved to hear more music from him. :( me too :'(
reply 15 minutes
Monica Rogue
Monica Rogue posted in Dance:
Michael Jackson ! 
reply 16 minutes
--Kaitlin--
The bears got rid of Hester, Peppers, Major Wright and a few other orginal players for this season! Do you think this was a good idea?
reply about 14 hours
kini12
i think barcelona will win  :D
reply about 15 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...