How much do you know about trampoline? Are You An Expert about Trampoline? Are you expected to build a trampoline park? The below is a quick quiz about trampoline knowledge, take the quiz and see if you're an expert on trampoline.
1. Who invented trampoline and when?
Answer: George Nissen, in 1930s.
In 1930, George Nissen attended the circus at the age of 16, and an idea came to his mind when he watched circus performers jump from high perches and land with a soft bounce on the safety net below. He’s determined to create a device that allow a person to keep bouncing and he achieved success after several years trying and a few failed prototypes. He later received a registered trademark for “Trampoline”, which came from el trampolín, the Spanish word for “diving board.”
2. Is trampoline an Olympic sport?
The trampoline became an Olympic sport in 2000. The first Olympic trampoline events were held in Sydney during the 2000 summer Olympics. George Nissen lived long enough to see it become an Olympic event at the 2000 Games in Sydney and got to test the trampoline at the Beijing Games in 2008.
3. What is the world record for the highest jump on a trampoline?
Answer: 6.73 meter (22 ft 1 in)
The Guinness world record for the highest trampoline bounce (team) is 6.73 meters (22 ft 1 in), achieved by jumper Sean Kennedy and propellers Nathan Gibeault and Andrew Muzzarelli (all USA), in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
4. 10 minutes of jumping on trampoline equals to (??) minutes of running?
Answer: 30 minutes
A NASA study found that 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline is the equivalent of a 30 minute running. The fact is exercising on a trampoline take less time than running. So the trampoline workout is an effective exercise that can help you lose weight and improve your health.
5. How many muscles do you exercise when you jump on trampoline?
The act of jumping up and down activates almost all your muscle groups, mainly the lower body muscles and abdominal muscles. The landing and pushing off require the strength of your hamstrings and calf muscles. You also use your abdominal muscles during every jump to stay in balance and land straight.