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Surprisingly this is one of the hardest techniques to perform well on the trampoline. Balancing the body when in mid-air can be a challenge!
When straight bouncing the arms are lifted up in front whilst you are pushed upwards. At the top of the bounce they are straight above the body. You can imagine a straight line from the hands down to the toes.
When bouncing low it is better to do smaller circles with the arms as there is less time in the air to reach right up.
Then the arms are brought down by the sides on the fall back to the bed.
Ideally arms should be straight all the time but this isn?t too essential. As you can see, the arms are bent here when going up.
Whilst in the air, the abs are slightly tensed to help with balance and co-ordination.
Looking at the same spot whilst bouncing will also help with balance and co-ordination.
Safety is the most important thing to get right when trampolining
especially when learning new moves. Read more on the
trampoline safety page.