By The University of Maryland Medical Center, March 30, 2014
There is an excellent collection of health-related material that’s available on the University of Maryland Medical Center website, including a particularly good assortment of articles on back pain.
One of these pages is entitled “Back Pain and Sports” and lists Bicycling, Weight Lifting, Running, Golf, Tennis, Skiing, and Swimming with advice on how to avoid straining your back. In almost every case, they suggest an aerobic warm up and stretching before engaging in the sport.
Rebounding on the bellicon provides a world-class workout of its own, but it also is extremely effective as a low-impact aerobic warm up prior to engaging in sports. The bellicon will gently engage muscles while loosening joints, engaging core muscles and lubricating the discs along the back to help defend against strains and injury.