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What is the correct posture when jumping on a trampoline? I use mine a lot and have started to get backache.

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Here are a few tips for good posture when using a trampoline. 1. Bend your knees when you jump. 2. If you put your hands up or out, bring them back to your side when you land. 3. Try and keep your body straight when you jump. 4. This is the basic technique. Once you get good at this, you can move on to exercising and tricks.

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Trampoline safety tips


According to the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
there are over 300,000 trampoline related injuries every year in the United
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precautions.



Buy padding to cover the springs, hooks and
frame of the trampoline; look for pads that are of a contrasting color to the
mat of the trampoline


Use something to cushion the surrounding area of
the trampoline - as well as underneath


Do not allow any children under the age of 6 to
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