Theraband & Rebounding (step 2)

Theraband & Rebounding (step 2)

Rebounding exercises #4 (step 2)

In this video you learn:

1. The pros and cons of  a Fixed holding bar versus a Theraband (flexible holding bar)

2. Why fixed holding bars are not a good choice if you don’t need to have one for health reasons

3. Many great Rebounding exercises with the Theraband, exercises which strengthen your upper body, build core strength and develop your arm muscles.

4.  We show you how to gain balance with the Theraband and how it can help you to mount a Rebounder and step down from it. We also show you where to pay attention that you do not damage the Theraband.




Failure of sticking to these instructions might lead to serious injuries or even death:

Always examine Therabands before use for nicks, small tears, or punctures that may cause the  band to break. If you find any flaws upon examination, discard the product and replace with a new one. Always store your Theraband at room temperature in a cold, dry place, outside of direct sunlight.

Protect your Theraband by keeping it away from sharp objects. Pay very much attention when you  use it with your Rebounder that the Theraband does not touch any sharp edge. Remove rings before using. Beware of sharp fingernails.
The Theraband, a latex-free Resistance Band, can cause serious injury when not used properly. Use Therabands only  upon the recommendation and under the direction of a trained, licensed health care professional. Do not use the resistance band in any manner that may cause them to snap towards the head and cause injury to eyes. Therabands are not a toy. Adult supervision is required at all times when children are exercising  with Therabands.


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  • kathleen March 5, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I think what you’re doing is great! anyone
    who thinks it’s too much doesn’t have to open the
    I got the rebounder to DO it. thanks for the
    support, encouragement and information.

    • Sylvia March 5, 2010 at 10:41 am

      @Kathleen: Hi Kathleen. You got it, let’s DO IT. That’s the important thing. Just having great equipment is not sufficient. We’ll have to use it to get all the benefits. Stay tuned!! Sylvia

  • Brian March 5, 2010 at 8:26 am

    When I click on part 2 of theraband I get the part 2 of alignment with the calf pump. Am I doing something wrong or did the episodes get mixed up?

    • Sylvia March 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

      @Brian: THANK YOU for pointing this out! I had made a modification and had mixed it up. It is corrected now.

  • Eva March 2, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Yeah Sylvia, I was just thinking I needed extra work on my upper body and LOVE my rebounder and here you are with this great show! Thanks for all the great ideas, My favorite way to rebound is to play music and just keep going till the music stops. Had my 11 year old niece and nephew visit from the east coast and the rebounder was more fun than their Wii games! It was in use non-stop. They wanted to get one but my sister was concern about their low ceiling at home, do you have a comment about that?

    • Sylvia March 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      @Eva: Dear Eva, Great to hear your enthusiasm!!! Concerning the question with the ceiling height: Yes you need at least 20 inches from the highest point of your head to the ceiling when you stand ON THE GROUND. This is the absolute minimum to ensure that you can’t bounce your head against the ceiling. However, I recommend to have more space. With low ceilings, you have the disadvantage of being quite limited with your arm movement when Rebounding. Best, Sylvia

  • Candace February 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Sylvia, Love the videos, really helps to see correct posture etc. I’ll have to get a theraband and try it to help with my balance, I’m getting stronger, but it would be nice to have it when I do teeter to much. Everyone likes a little security! :)

    • Sylvia March 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      @Candace: Yes, the Theraband is great for that. Thanks for watching the show and happy bouncing! Sylvia

  • Linda February 28, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Sylvia,
    I like your comment on how we do not do things by accident. Something for me to think about this week. Will these lessons be available for me to watch over and over and my own pace until I feel confortable that I have learned it? Do you have a DVD with a beginners workout????? Thanks again Sylvia for these lessons. I appreciate your care. Blessings Linda

    • Sylvia March 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

      @Linda: Thank you very much for your comment. Yes, these lessons will stay here on this website. So you can take your time to integrate them into your exercise practice. At some point I will do a compilation on a DVD. For the moment there is no DVD available. Thanks for watching the show. And let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to answer them. Best, Sylvia

  • Kim February 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Sylvia, again these videos are very helpful! I have another question regarding the appropriate bungee bands for my weight. The reason is I wear a heart rate monitor while exercising to ensure that I am in my target heart rate zone for cardiovascualar health as well as buring calories. With the extra stong bands, I find that I have to work extra at getting my heart up, I was thinking that the correct bungee bands for my weight would engage my muscles more, keeping me in my target heart rate zone. I am looking for a soft bounce, but more than that I am looking for a great workout with a high calorie burn. Would the softer bands work my muscles harder and increase my heart rate more than the extra strong bands? Also, will I feel the softer bands more in my leg muscles than with stronger bands? Thank you so much! Kim

    • Sylvia February 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      @Kim: Hi Kim, I like your questions! Again you have the correct idea: The softer the bungee bands, the more intense is the workout. It’s like running on concrete (hard surface) or running in sand (soft surface): When you run on sand, your muscles have to work substantially more and you get a higher workout. The same with the bungee cords: When they are softer, you get a better workout. Now of course you would not like to take too soft bungee bands because with too soft bungee bands, you would bottom out. The ideal bungee bands are those for your weight category. Best, Sylvia

  • tana sackett February 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    i look forward to your show every friday. i fractured my wrist rollerblading the day before your first episode. i’m in a cast for six weeks so i don’t think it’s a good idea to rebound yet, unless you think otherwise? i think your episodes are the perfect length of time. i see no reason to condense them in 5 minute intervals?
    i look forward to rebounding soon. i was going to order a stability bar because it seems that everytime i fall, i break my wrist (i broke the same wrist, same bone 5 years ago horseback riding). but perhaps at age 50, the therabands provide enough stability? please advise. thanks so much, tana

    • Sylvia February 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      @ Tana: If you could stabilize your wrist and arm in a way that it is close to your body and protected, I would do a very soft bouncing. Just to get your system moving and also to bring some movement in the arm/wrist area. In our first episode “J” like Jogging, I showed you the cell model and you could see how our cells are “breathing” when we are rebounding. This is a very beneficial movement as it increases the blood flow and with this the healing. However, the wrist and arm needs to be stabilized and should not have its own movement. I would not use the theraband in the near future as it would impact your wrist too much. In a year you can use it. Perhaps a holding bar could be a solution for you. But a rebounder is not a horse. I cannot imagine that you could fall from it unless you have problems with vertigo. In this case a holding bar would be beneficial. All the best and I wish you a quick healing of your wrist. Sylvia P.S. You might want to find out what is behind the pattern of inuring yourself. (I mean on an inner level, as we do not things by accident. There seems to be a pattern behind your falling).

  • Tiffany February 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Sylvia, Another excellent episode – they continue to keep getting better and better! I loved the demonstration with the Theraband. When before you ship my rebounder can you let me know so that at that time I can add the Theraband to the order? Thanks!

    • Sylvia February 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm

      @Tiffany: Hi Tiffany,
      Thanks a lot for your kind comment. I still have to figure out the lighting and the tone in the video.
      I have a learning curve :-) I still have not figured out, how to condense a show to 3 to 5 minutes.
      Anyways, we’ll continue and we will hopefully get better with time.
      Best, Sylvia

  • Janice Guthro February 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Sylvia, I love Rebounding.TV and I especially like the Theraband exercises for strength. Thank you…. PS. I also love my Athletic Rebounder, I use it everyday and it does not hurt my arthritic knees.

    • Sylvia February 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

      @Janice: Dear Janice, Happy to hear from you and happy to hear that you like our show and YOUR special Rebounder. The Bellicon Rebounders are of such a high quality, aren’t they? I am so grateful that this company is producing such great Rebounders that allows pain free rebounding with conditions like arthritic knees. I wish you continuous fun and good health with our bouncee and have fun with our show! Sylvia