Which bellicon is right for me?

Which bellicon is right for me?

Choosing from two different frame styles: Choosing from two different frame styles:
bellicon classic
A cool look: The bellicon Classic

The bellicon Classic has a black, glossy, powder-coated finish and has been designed for years of reliable service. Compare the superior quality of the high-gauge steel and exceptional welds used in our frames with other rebounders, and you’ll appreciate the bellicons commitment to excellence.

A cool look: The bellicon Classic

The bellicon Classic has a black, glossy, powder-coated finish and has been designed for years of reliable service. Compare the superior quality of the high-gauge steel and exceptional welds used in our frames with other rebounders, and you’ll appreciate the bellicons commitment to excellence.

bellicon classic
Regular Steel
bellicon premium
An elegant look: The bellicon Premium

The bellicon Premium uses stainless steel, which protects it from scratches and makes it largely anti-septic and therefore suitable for clinical practices and hospitals. It has a high-tech inner thread where the legs meet the frame, making the join firmer and more durable than the already exceptional regular legs. The beautiful finish of the stainless steel gives it a classic and timeless look.

An elegant look:
The bellicon Premium

The bellicon Premium uses stainless steel, which protects it from scratches and makes it largely anti-septic and therefore suitable for clinical practices and hospitals. It has a high-tech inner thread where the legs meet the frame, making the join firmer and more durable than the already exceptional regular legs. The beautiful finish of the stainless steel gives it a classic and timeless look.

bellicon premium
Stainless Steel
Regular Steel
Stainless Steel
Choosing a bellicon frame size

Choosing a bellicon frame size

The bellicon comes in three different frame sizes to fit you and your available space.
These sizes reflect the diameter of the bellicon frame: bellicon 39", bellicon 44" and bellicon 49".
The bellicon comes in three different frame sizes to fit you and your available space.
These sizes reflect the diameter of the bellicon frame: bellicon 39", bellicon 44" and bellicon 49".
Choosing a bellicon frame size

The rule regarding frame size is generally “the bigger the better,” because the larger mat space allows for a wider range of movements and exercises. The larger frame sizes are particularly recommended for taller people, anyone whose workout routines require more space, or someone who might feel constricted on the smaller models. Exercises that require lying on the mat are often easier with a large model. However, if floor space is an issue or portability is needed, than a smaller frame would be best. All sizes perform to the same high standards expected of a bellicon.

A good way to get a sense of how the different sizes would fit you, or fit in your home, is to mark out the size on the floor.

  CHOOSING SCREW-IN OR FOLDING LEGS Choosing Screw-In or Folding Legs

If at all possible, we recommend that you choose a location for your bellicon where it can be left out and ready to use: the more you see it, the more likely you are to use it. For those who would like the added convenience and portability, we do offer the option of folding-legs. Though Just as stable and reliable as our standard screw-in legs, the folding legs allow your bellicon to lay flat quickly, making it easy to stow in a closet or under a bed.

Compared to the folding-leg model, which can be stowed away in moments, the screw-in the legs take less than two minutes to remove and less than four to attach.

See leg types in action

Choosing the right bungee strength

 Choosing the right bungee strength
Choosing the right bungee strength

A great deal of thought and engineering has gone into producing the remarkable bellicon bungee. Combined with the mat design, our revolutionary bungee suspension system is a vast improvement over conventional spring rebounders.

One obvious difference from spring rebounders is the extreme elasticity of our bungees, which requires our frames to be almost twice as high as a spring rebounder frame to accommodate for the more elastic bounce. It’s that bounce that gives all of your muscles a more complete workout while being gentle on your joints.

All bungee strengths come in all colors! All bungee strengths come in all colors!

Your body weight

Your Body Weight

It’s important to choose a bungee strength that’s right for you. Of the factors to consider, your body weight is the most important. Each bungee strength has been designed to give the right balance of elasticity and tension to a particular weight group, maximizing benefits. So it’s best to choose the optimal bungee strength recommended for your weight.

If your bellicon will be used by more than one person in your household, you should choose a bungee strength that accommodates the heaviest person: the lighter people can still get great benefits from a bungee strength that is stronger than usual, but you don’t want anyone touching the floor while they bounce.

It’s important to choose a bungee strength that’s right for you. Of the factors to consider, your body weight is the most important. Each bungee strength has been designed to give the right balance of elasticity and tension to a particular weight group, maximizing benefits. So it’s best to choose the optimal bungee strength recommended for your weight.

If your bellicon will be used by more than one person in your household, you should choose a bungee strength that accommodates the heaviest person: the lighter people can still get great benefits from a bungee strength that is stronger than usual, but you don’t want anyone touching the floor while they bounce.

Body weight scale for the bellicon
Balance issues
Balance Issues

Most people adapt to the elastic surface and springing motion of rebounding almost immediately, but for people who might at times have difficulty balancing, we suggest getting bungees one category stronger than usual, which will increase the stability of the mat surface.

For those whose balance issues require additional safety and security, we offer optional support bars which can be attached or removed in minutes without tools, and are made of the same high-quality steel used in our frames, so you can be sure of their strength.

Most people adapt to the elastic surface and springing motion of rebounding almost immediately, but for people who might at times have difficulty balancing, we suggest getting bungees one category stronger than usual, which will increase the stability of the mat surface.

For those whose balance issues require additional safety and security, we offer optional support bars which can be attached or removed in minutes without tools, and are made of the same high-quality steel used in our frames, so you can be sure of their strength.

Read more about balance training on the bellicon
Balance issues
Chronic Foot Pronation

There are two main types of foot pronation problems: over-pronation (feet bending inward), and under-pronation or “supination,” (feet bending outward.) Of these, under-pronation is not an issue while rebounding. Both occur while walking and standing, but they tend to be more pronounced while running and exercising.

Many people have mild food pronation, which shouldn’t effect your rebounding experience. Actually, one of the benefits of the bellicon is how it strengthens the muscles of the feet and ankles, especially when you use it in bare feet. However, if you have over-pronation to a degree that you’ve received treatment for it, or have needed to wear corrective footwear, then you might consider choosing a stronger bungee strength.

On a rebounder, the deeper you press into the mat, the more it curves and the more our feet compensate, stretching and strengthening them. However, for people with severe over-pronation, whose feet already bend inward, the added curvature may put more stress on the inner part of the foot than desired, leading to discomfort. In these cases we suggest a stronger bungee strength to reduce the amount of mat curvature and/or suggest wearing gym shoes while rebounding to distribute the pressure more evenly over the sole of the foot.

There are two main types of foot pronation problems: over-pronation (feet bending inward), and under-pronation or “supination,” (feet bending outward.) Of these, under-pronation is not an issue while rebounding. Both occur while walking and standing, but they tend to be more pronounced while running and exercising.

Many people have mild food pronation, which shouldn’t effect your rebounding experience. Actually, one of the benefits of the bellicon is how it strengthens the muscles of the feet and ankles, especially when you use it in bare feet. However, if you have over-pronation to a degree that you’ve received treatment for it, or have needed to wear corrective footwear, then you might consider choosing a stronger bungee strength.

On a rebounder, the deeper you press into the mat, the more it curves and the more our feet compensate, stretching and strengthening them. However, for people with severe over-pronation, whose feet already bend inward, the added curvature may put more stress on the inner part of the foot than desired, leading to discomfort. In these cases we suggest a stronger bungee strength to reduce the amount of mat curvature and/or suggest wearing gym shoes while rebounding to distribute the pressure more evenly over the sole of the foot.

Chronic Foot Pronation
Fast Exercise Routines/Jogging (Stronger Bungee Strength)

As discussed above, we encourage you to choose a bungee strength according to your weight, but for those whose primary intention is to do faster workouts or jogging on their bellicon, you should consider getting a bungee strength one category stronger than your optimal strength.

Though both of these exercises can be done using any bungee strength, people who are transitioning to the bellicon from running on pavement or doing cardio exercise on a hard floor may feel the need for a firmer surface.

Read more about Cardio training on the bellicon  


Fast Exercise Routines/Jogging
(Stronger Bungee Strength)

As discussed above, we encourage you to choose a bungee strength according to your weight, but for those whose primary intention is to do faster workouts or jogging on their bellicon, you should consider getting a bungee strength one category stronger than your optimal strength.

Though both of these exercises can be done using any bungee strength, people who are transitioning to the bellicon from running on pavement or doing cardio exercise on a hard floor may feel the need for a firmer surface.

Read more about Cardio training on the bellicon  


Issues of the Back, Vertebrae, Discs, Knees, Joints, etc. (Softer Bungee Strength)

If you have serious or chronic health issues, you should always get the advice of your doctor regarding the kind of exercise that is best for you. Rebounding on the bellicon is an excellent choice for certain types of health problems, but you want to be sure not to aggravate a pre-existing problem.If you are primarily interested in “Health Bouncing” (gentle bouncing to simulate muscle and body functions where your feet never leave the mat) a softer bungee strength is recommended. If you have issues with your back, knees, joints, or any condition where the least amount of impact is preferred, we suggest you choose a bungee strength one step softer than your optimal strength, or even two steps softer, depending on the severity of the issue.

Read more about fighting Back Pain on the bellicon  


Issues of the Back, Vertebrae, Discs, Knees, Joints, etc.

If you have serious or chronic health issues, you should always get the advice of your doctor regarding the kind of exercise that is best for you. Rebounding on the bellicon is an excellent choice for certain types of health problems, but you want to be sure not to aggravate a pre-existing problem.If you are primarily interested in “Health Bouncing” (gentle bouncing to simulate muscle and body functions where your feet never leave the mat) a softer bungee strength is recommended. If you have issues with your back, knees, joints, or any condition where the least amount of impact is preferred, we suggest you choose a bungee strength one step softer than your optimal strength, or even two steps softer, depending on the severity of the issue.

Read more about fighting Back Pain on the bellicon  


Osteopenia/Osteoporosis (Stronger Bungee Strength)

Rebounding excels at building and maintaining bone density, and is considered by many to be the best exercise for people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. In fact, it was a government research project regarding bone density that made rebounding internationally popular. A study by NASA, published in 1980, found that bouncing on a trampoline was the best way for astronauts returning from zero-gravity to regain the bone density they had lost during prolonged space missions.

The bottom line is that the force of gravity is what keeps bones strong. The bouncing motion, which produces gravitational forces two to three times normal, increases the weight-bearing force on bones, infusing them with calcium. A clinical study in Germany found that 12-weeks of training with the bellicon can largely stop the progression of osteoporosis.

People with osteopenia or osteoporosis will benefit from any bungee strength, but if bone density is your primary concern, you should choose a bungee one or two strengths stronger than your optimal bungee strength. The added resistance will increase the weight-bearing force on the bones, encouraging them to rebuild, while the bellicon bungees will take the pressure off of your joints.

Read more about fighting Osteoporosis on the bellicon  


Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

Rebounding excels at building and maintaining bone density, and is considered by many to be the best exercise for people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. In fact, it was a government research project regarding bone density that made rebounding internationally popular. A study by NASA, published in 1980, found that bouncing on a trampoline was the best way for astronauts returning from zero-gravity to regain the bone density they had lost during prolonged space missions.

The bottom line is that the force of gravity is what keeps bones strong. The bouncing motion, which produces gravitational forces two to three times normal, increases the weight-bearing force on bones, infusing them with calcium. A clinical study in Germany found that 12-weeks of training with the bellicon can largely stop the progression of osteoporosis.

People with osteopenia or osteoporosis will benefit from any bungee strength, but if bone density is your primary concern, you should choose a bungee one or two strengths stronger than your optimal bungee strength. The added resistance will increase the weight-bearing force on the bones, encouraging them to rebuild, while the bellicon bungees will take the pressure off of your joints.

Read more about fighting Osteoporosis on the bellicon  


Arthritis (Softer Bungee Strength)

Arthritis is a condition where a person's joints become inflamed, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Studies have shown that physical therapy of the affected joints, which often includes exercise, can help to decrease the pain and, in some cases, delay the need for surgery.

Gentle exercise, like “Health Bouncing” on the bellicon, can help to improve muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. Of course, as with all medical conditions, first consult your doctor and/or physical therapist before engaging in a new form of exercise to be sure it will help, and not aggravate, an existing problem.

If you have arthritis, we recommend getting a bungee strength softer than your optimal strength. We also recommend “Health Bouncing,” gently bouncing where your feet never leave the surface of the mat, that you be careful not to overexert your affected joints, particularly at the beginning.

Read more about all Health Benefits on the bellicon  


Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition where a person's joints become inflamed, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Studies have shown that physical therapy of the affected joints, which often includes exercise, can help to decrease the pain and, in some cases, delay the need for surgery.

Gentle exercise, like “Health Bouncing” on the bellicon, can help to improve muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. Of course, as with all medical conditions, first consult your doctor and/or physical therapist before engaging in a new form of exercise to be sure it will help, and not aggravate, an existing problem.

If you have arthritis, we recommend getting a bungee strength softer than your optimal strength. We also recommend “Health Bouncing,” gently bouncing where your feet never leave the surface of the mat, that you be careful not to overexert your affected joints, particularly at the beginning.

Read more about all Health Benefits on the bellicon  


Jump up to a new level of Fitness. Order your bellicon today!

Jump up to a new level of Fitness. Order your bellicon today!

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