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Who Else Knows These Facts About Trampolines
"El trampolino" was the Mexican word for "diving board", and one of the many words in common usage, which was once actually trademarked as "trampoline".
The first gold medal awarded in Olympic trampoline competition, went to Irina Karavaeva, of Russia. The event, which took place at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, was witnessed by George Nissen, the 86 year-old inventor of the trampoline.
The famous picture taken in the late 50s, of inventor George Nissen on a trampoline with a "tame" kangaroo, was only accomplished by Nissen holding its front paws when they got on it, so the animal could not kick him.
The Gillingham Jumpers, a club based in Kent, England, is the largest known trampoline club in the world, with 1500 members bouncing around the Jumpers Rebound Centre, every week.
Trampolines have entered the arena of "extreme sports", with some centers offering a combination of bungee jumping and trampoline jumping, where participants wear a harness attached to bungee cord rigging, that allows them to bounce extra high off the trampoline, without the danger of falling if they lose their balance.
The 2005 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, includes a category for the longest slam-dunk of a basketball from a player bouncing on a trampoline.
Judy Wills Cline became the first World Champion on the trampoline, in 1964. Cline held a total of ten world titles in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, and tumbling. The first men's World Champion, also crowned in 1964, was Dan Millman, who is a noted personal growth author and speaker.
In 1986, a six-man team from the Delta Epsilon fraternity at Cleveland State University, set a Guinness World Book Record for 53 days of continuous bouncing on a trampoline. They received a phone call of congratulations from frater Ronald Reagan.
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How is Commercial Fitness Equipment better than General Fitness Equipment?
Commercial gym equipment is used in "commercial gyms" and training centers. Commercial gym equipment is 'heavy duty' and can take a lot more weight and usage compared to general gym equipment used in private homes.
Calories Burned On An Elliptical Trainer
If you're trying to choose between an elliptical trainer and another piece of exercise equipment like a treadmill or an exercise bike, one of the most popular questions is'How many calories can I burn with an elliptical trainer?'You want to get the most bang for your exercise buck - that's understandable. Here are some calories burned estimates for elliptical workouts - and several tips to burn more calories with your elliptical trainer!General Estimates of Calories Burned with An Elliptical Trainer:- 150 pound woman, 30 minutes of elliptical exercise: 387 calories- 180 pound man, 30 minutes of elliptical exercise: 464 - 500 calories- 120 pound woman, 30 minutes of elliptical exercise: 310 caloriesGeneral Estimates of Calories Burned (According To Elliptical Manufacturers)- Elliptical manufacturers claim you can burn up to 720 calories an hour with an elliptical workout.
Working Out On The Reebok Elliptical Trainer
The Reebok elliptical trainer is a large machine with mostly self contained parts. This makes it difficult for the owner to do repairs and maintenance himself.
Folding Vs. Non-Folding Treadmills - Whats the Real Difference?
Most people buying a treadmill will be probably be faced with the choice: "Do I want a folding or non-folding treadmill?"Folding treadmills (also called fold-up, foldable and fold-away) are a popular choice among treadmill buyers.But apart from the obvious reason to choose a folding treadmill (to save space) - what are the REAL differences between a folding vs.
Aerobic Equipment - Find The Best Deals On The Best Equipment
The benefits of aerobic exercise are well documented. Aerobic exercise is defined as any number of activities that use the large muscle groups and force the heart and lungs to work harder than while at rest.
According to the Sports Goods Manufacturers Association, treadmills are the #1 home-fitness item, outdistancing stair-climbers, stationery bicycles, rowing machines and cross-country skiers. In fact, some surveys indicate that nearly 40 million Americans run on treadmills.
Elliptical Trainer Benefits
Considering an elliptical trainer? Wondering how an elliptical trainer can benefit you?This article will list several unique benefits of working out with an elliptical trainer. If you're trying to decide between an elliptical trainer and another piece of exercise equipment, here are some unique elliptical trainer benefits:· No Impact:Recently my 60-year-old mother tried my elliptical trainer and she was shocked at how easy it felt on her joints (she's a regular treadmill user).
Electronic treadmills could just as easily be called treadmills with an attitude: they don't go as fast as you do; you go as fast as they do.An electronic treadmill is equipped with a motor to drive the treadbelt and another to raise and lower the deck at an angle.
Used Treadmills, An Alternative For The Budget Conscious Treadmill Buyer
In the market for a treadmill? Finding that they are a little more expensive than you thought, at least to get the ones with the features you want? Used treadmills may well be what you need. Used treadmills are big business, and growing fast.
Life Fitness Treadmills Reign Supreme in the Ratings
One of the most superior brands of treadmills available, Life Fitness treadmills are featured extensively in gyms and health clubs around the globe. Highly regarded by several top magazines and newspapers, this treadmill reigns supreme when it comes to fitness equipment.
Is A Treadmill The Best Exercise Equipment For You?
The #1 fear people have when buying a treadmill is that they won't use it. (That's the #1 fear when buying any piece of exercise equipment).
Want To Compare Treadmills? Have You Done Your Homework First?
Buying a treadmill can be daunting experience. Aren't there a lot of them out there? And if you need to compare treadmills to work out which one to get, then it's not easy.
Using An Elliptical Trainer For Weight Loss And Fitness
My second favorite form of cardio exercise is using an elliptical trainer (First is mountain biking). Elliptical trainers make your weight loss cardio program quiet, low impact, and challenging.
The Reebok Elliptical - A Brief Review
When considering the Reebok Elliptical for your workout, there are a few things that you should be aware of.The Reebok elliptical is a fairly large machine with mostly independent parts.
A Natural History Of Trampolines
Walrus skins - It has been said that the first type of trampolining was done by the Eskimos who used to toss each other up into the air on a Walrus skin; something like the sheet used by firemen to catch people jumping out of the windows of houses which were on fire. In Anchorage Airport, Alaska, there are postcards depicting the Eskimos being tossed up in a Walrus skin.
What You Should Know About Epic Treadmills
Epic is a well-known manufacturer of budget priced treadmills. Epic treadmills are competitive in the lower priced treadmills that can be purchased from various manufacturers.
Elliptical V Treadmill
Elliptical v Treadmill - Said The Salesman: I Peddle PedalsWhen trying to decide between elliptical v treadmill fitness equipment, the only conclusion you can draw from your research is that they are largely doing the same job, building up cardiovascular conditioning.But there is a significant difference that makes the decision much easier, the amount of impact on a user's back, hips, knees and feet.
How a Bowflex saved a Marriage
I am a recent newlywed, still dumbfounded by the collosal change that becoming married has brought upon myself. While I am thrilled to have such a loving wife, I must admit that one of the first crusades that my wife embarked upon was to establish a fitness regime in her household.
Do You Know The History Of Trampolines As Exercise Equipment?
The manufactured trampoline, as we know it today, was created by two men, George Nissen and Larry Griswold. Around 1935, Griswold, then the assistant gymnastics coach at the University of Iowa, and Nissen, a tumbler on the University of Iowa gymnastics team, "made regular jaunts to Bloomington, Illinois where numerous circus people had their winter homes.
Why Smooth Treadmills are Among The Best
Smooth is one of the better-known brands of fitness equipment. Smooth manufactures treadmills from high quality materials and premium components.
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