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July 29, 2011 3:44 PM
Hi everyone. Does anyone know how many calories are burned by jumping on a trampoline? We recently got a trampoline for our kids, and I've been sneaking out there to jump--it is definitely a work out! I've checked a few websites but haven't been able to find any estimates on how many calories trampoline jumping burns. Any suggestions for where to get this information, or how to calculate it?
July 29, 2011 3:48 PM
Good question. I have a mini-trampoline and would like to know how many calories I burn on that, too.
July 29, 2011 3:49 PM
try this: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp?exercise=136
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July 29, 2011 3:52 PM
A person weighing 150 lbs can burn 238 cals per hr jumping on a trampoline... as per ask.com :)
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July 29, 2011 3:53 PM
QUOTE:

Hi everyone. Does anyone know how many calories are burned by jumping on a trampoline? We recently got a trampoline for our kids, and I've been sneaking out there to jump--it is definitely a work out! I've checked a few websites but haven't been able to find any estimates on how many calories trampoline jumping burns. Any suggestions for where to get this information, or how to calculate it?


Depending on the amount of effort you are putting into it, it could be possible to do a burn of light/mild plyometrics (this is basically what a trampoline is).

Mild plyometrics * 60 minutes = 400 Calories (ESTIMATE)

Or you could get a heart-rate monitor to get an accurate reading of what you are really burning.
July 29, 2011 3:54 PM
i jumped on the trampoline yesterday and recorded it under gymnastics!
July 29, 2011 3:54 PM
many calculators out there for your use - just Google it.
July 29, 2011 3:56 PM
I found something on the internet saying about 5 cals/ minute? Sounds about right, guess it depends how high or fast you're jumping!
July 29, 2011 3:58 PM
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp?exercise=136
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July 29, 2011 3:58 PM
The only way to be really sure is to use a HRM xx
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July 29, 2011 3:59 PM
Good question and interesting answers. I used to jump on a mini-trampoline for exercise too.
Edited by sunrise611 On July 29, 2011 4:00 PM
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July 29, 2011 4:54 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies!
December 29, 2013 4:59 PM
I was wondering the same thing. My kids got one for Christmas and I jumped and boy does it give ya a workout! I felt muscles i havent used in years lol 😅
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