What I plan to do is an in-depth review and evaluation of rebounding and it’s benefits on the body and how I can increase it’s efficiency using various tools! For example weights and my elevation training mask 2.0!
What is a Rebounder and can I achieve my target heart rate to do steady state cardio for a prolonged time with 85% less impact than any other piece of cardio equipment! Will my size inhibit my workout as opposed to a women half my size? Will my added weight increase the time between jumps causing my cardio to not be as quick as hers thus not achieving the same cardio load or because of my size it requires a greater load and the same effect will be seen? What will happen? If I can’t achieve the same cardio load will the use of the elevation mask and less available oxygen increase the load on my body enough to see greater results. Will the use of weights help or inhibit my workout? Will aerobics class like moves keep it exciting and fresh or will I default to straight jumping? Will the dog freak out and try to bite me as I jump lol? Many questions to be asked and many more to follow!
Will my knees feel better on the rebounder? Will jumping alleviate the pain from my knees or will it just transfer to somewhere else? For example will my ankles hurt instead? Are there injuries associated with prolonged rebounding such as stress fractures etc…
What will the future hold? Stay tuned!
**Update** September 2nd 2014
I just did 20 min of basic bounce with half jumping jacks and forward to back jumps like on a cross country skier and my shins and calves are on fire and my heart rate was pumping out of my neck! I tried to do other moves not sure if I am too heavy and not coordinated enough due to a deeper bounce or if I have to build the stabilizer muscles in my leg first to be able to do that!
This is crazy! I didn’t think it would be that hard! And my knees don’t hurt so far!
I then stretched my legs and took a 3hr break. I returned to jump for an additional 20 mins and 5 mins in I popped something in my knee and I have been having trouble walking all week!
**Update** September 6th 2014
I have been icing my knee and eating anti inflammatory foods such as: cold pressed watermelon juice, cold pressed tart cherry juice, blueberries and curcumin. Today was the first day I returned to the trampoline for 20 mins. My knee is a little sore, but it felt good! I was sweating and my heart rate was pumping!!
Stay tuned for more!
**Update** November 3rd 2014
I was in the military this weekend and forgot my rebounder. I now have a sinus headache and my nose is clogged and I have post nasal drip making my throat sore and I’m starting to cough. Will the rebounder cure me? It’s supposed to stimulate lymphatic flow!
It’s been a longgggggggg time in the making, but if am finally going to test the Elevation Training Mask 2.0 for all of you!
This is going to be an in-depth multi month test! Stay tuned!
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I just wore the mask on the 3000ft (lowest setting) for 30 min while watching tv and I can already feel the load on my diaphragm and other muscles!
I do have a question! I am in NJ
So do I add my base elevation to the mask? So am I training 3500ft?
What if I wear the mask in Denver? Is it safe? The mile high city: 5,280ft above sea level plus 3000ft = 8,280ft
The highest mask setting is 18,000ft plus Denver’s 5,280ft total = 23,280
Mt Everest is: 29,029!
That’s higher than: Lunpo Gangri
Is it safe? Is there a special warning label for Denver Purchases?
Climb into the sky without leaving the gym or your couch!
This mask is pretty cool! Even just wearing it around the house and you sound like Darth Vader! In fact I want the bane sleeve!
Stay tuned for more!
**Update** February 27th 2014
There’s is a benefit to wearing this for all military. I know when I wear the gas mask it’s not comfortable and I sometimes hyperventilate and can’t catch my breath and I have trouble breathing. This will get you used to wearing it!
I can’t catch my breath satisfactorily for my comfort it really sucks! And my nose is leaking!!!
I also found that I must wear the optional head strap to take the tension off my ears.
I am also not going to train in this for a couple days! I wore it for a 1/2hr yesterday today I will wear it for 1-1.5hrs to get used to it.
Elevation Mask fun:
3rd time using it today; starting to get used to it! I used it while I was foam rolling today. I am going to try it tomorrow morning and if all is well off to gym we go!
It’s making my eyes run and my nose runs and eventually my nose gets stuffy!
**Update** March 1st 2014
The directions say like a gas mask it needs a clean shave to seal properly so I have not been shaving on purpose to see when that happens. (Which is the reason the US Military has shaving regulations due to the gas mask seal)
Btw I farted and almost died! So it’s by no way shape or form a gas mask! And do not assume in an apocalypse situation it will save your life, because you will die! Then again survival of the fittest and natural selection… Go ahead use it and die so when I survive I’ll come eat your food stores! I hope you bought yummy food!
If you are doing extended training make sure you have a long straw for your bottle so you can jam it under the mask to properly hydrate!!
**Update** March 4th 2014
1. You will need more than one sleeve as they get soaked! So you need to rotate as one dries. I ordered the Bane Sleeve and black caps. To look badass!
I did the stairs today for the first time and it sucked bad! I was sucking air! On the elliptical I can control my breathing! I was going to up the altitude, but not till I can handle the stairs easily.
2. You need the carry bag which I also ordered. I threw the mask in my gymbag and protein powder on the bottom got all over it and I had to wash it, you don’t want a plastic shopping bag, because it won’t breathe and it will mildew.
***Attention Military Members***
If you are having trouble with your PT Run this mask is for you! It will increase the oxygenation in your blood and capacity in your lungs helping you run faster and longer before you tire. Which will find you that edge to increase your score and save your career or give you that PT patch you always wanted!
Check this mask out it could be your saving grace!
Furthermore; for those of you, like myself that bug out when donning the gas mask, it will help you get used to it and increase your lung capacity, so the restricted oxygen flow won’t bother you! It could be the difference that will one day save your life!
Don’t throw away the box and book! I’m upping my mask to the next configuration right now! Then eating, then Cold Rollering!
Now I am at 6k feet plus North Jersey’s 500 feet that’s 6.5k feet!
Watching Restaurant Impossible at 6,500 ft in NJ!
The 6k setting was not that bad! I’m thinking of raising it again!
Upped it to 9k my ears are popping like I am on a plane 😳. This is hard!!!!!! I’m dying!!! I’m sucking in so hard to catch my breathe the right side is collapsing in!!
**Update** March 14th 2014
The 9k is getting tolerable. I am still occasionally sucking in strong enough to collapse the rt side, but at least it’s occasionally now instead of regularly!
**Update** April 1st 2014
Took a little time off, injured my knee, I think it was from rolling too hard on the Beastie Bar.
Breathing normally now, not collapsing the mask anymore.
Anyway; today I am turning it up to 12k!
**Update** April 8th 2014
Upped it to 12k then to 15k today going to the max! 18k 💪
18k sucks!!! I’m caving in mask and nose leaking again!
**Update** April 10th 2014
I still can’t believe the jump from 15k to 18k is soooo hard!
**Update** April 11th 2014
18k is still kicking my ass!!
**Update** April 25th 2014
This thing still sucks at 18k it’s a lite better the last 2 weeks but today is killing me! Off caffeine ughhh
**Update** April 13th 2015
I took a picture but I guess I forgot to post it! Thank you for asking! The question was: after growing my beard a little does it still work? Well; I didn’t grow a full fledged bushy beard, but here’s what I got (keep in mind I work in a corporate environment and I’m military and have to shave every couple weeks also)
I let it go that bad and I had no problem with the mask sealing! I’ll see if I can find someone with a bushy beard and see if it works! I don’t believe it will, but you never know! Thank you again for asking! Keep up the questions and don’t be afraid to comment!