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10 Rebounder exercises for lower limb control
Improve Strength, Proprioception, Control and Ultimate Stability of the Lower Limb using a rebounder.
There are many physical benefits from using a trampette or rebounder e.g. improving cardiovascular fitness and core control.
The exercises listed below are suitable for any person who wishes to improve the stability of their lower limb joints. I have included easy, intermediate and advanced exercises for guidance.
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It is recommended that the more difficult tasks are perfected on a stable surface before progressing to a rebounder or unstable surface.
These drills are especially useful for our clients who are recovering from a hip/knee/ankle injury or surgery (most ACL conservative or post-op protocols will include rebounder work).
Athletes without injury will also find these exercises of benefit to help prevent injury and improve performance, in conjunction with their stable surface training. The rebounder adds a new stimulus which can then lead to adaptation.
On the other hand, those with osteoarthritis will favour the use of a rebounder for gentle and functional movements as it reduces the joint impact forces.
IF YOU ARE POST INJURY OR SURGERY, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR LOCAL THERAPIST BEFORE USING THESE SUGGESTED EXERCISES.
1 Heel raises
4 Single leg stands
5 single leg squat
6 Hopping/alternate leg hopping
8 Directional squat jumps
9 Jump on/off (straight or multi-directional)
10 Hop on/off (straight or multi-directional)
Check the video here:
Remember progress from:
- Stable to Unstable
- Single reps to multiple reps
- 2 feet to one foot
- Single plane to multi directions
For the past 2 years, as Head of Athletic Development, James has made a significant contribution to the development and understanding of athletic development among our sports programmes. With knowledge and passion, he has continually championed best practise in relation to the athletic development of young athletes, and been unstinting in the rigour of its delivery. As a coach, James has made a direct contribution to the development of several prominent individuals, as well as more broadly to our squads.
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