Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes were
originally developed for joggers, runners and athletes, to help reduce the
impact associated with vigorous athletic activity.
The biggest problem for most sports is
the excess strain on joints due to repeated impact. The limits of training are
dictated by the amount of strain accumulated on joints due to repeated impact
and the capability of the body to withstand it. Athletic competition requires
the development of “explosive strength”. Participating in plyometric exercise
is the best method to ensure improvements in this area. These exercises can be
dangerous because they place the joints under the highest strain (up to 5G,
versus 2-3G for running).
High-tech sport shoes with cushioning
features, like the latest Nike or Adidas models claim to reduce impact.
However, none of these shoes provide significant protection, as they do not
lengthen the impact time significantly enough to allow the brain and muscles to
react in a timely way to absorb impact energy.
Different scientific studies conducted
by the Swiss Federation Institute of Technology compared conventional running
shoes and Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. They demonstrated that the patented
Impact Protection System (IPS) of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes not only helps increase
impact time, it also reduces the impact stress by up to 80% while protecting
ankles, knees, hips, lower back, and spine.
“The running condition with training shoes displayed peaks between 6 and 10 g at the tibia level as found in previous studies. With Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, acceleration is 50% lower. The reduction of the force impact is significant”2
The scientific study, “Impact Forces
during running in a novel spring Boot”, conducted by Jason Vance and John A.
compares individuals using traditional footwear during exercise to individuals
using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes and concludes that the differences between
both are significant, as it is shown in the chart below:
exercise can be performed using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes with a lower risk of injury,
providing significant protection to the joints, when compared to traditional
sport shoes. Consequently, Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes could be considered the
world’s lowest impact shoe.
Vance Jason and Mercer John A. “Impact
Forces During Running in a Novel Spring Boot” Department of Kinesiology,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
| PREVENT NEW INJURIES AND RE-INJURY |
| Doctors & physical therapists recommend the use of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes for the safe rehabilitation of sports injuries. |
Investigations on impact forces
conducted by The Southern Cross, Australian University study1 reported that between 27% to 70% of runners or joggers are injured in the first
year after commencement of training, as a result of external forces.
Thanks to the revolutionary IPS, using
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes instead of traditional running shoes significantly
reduces the impact characteristics experienced during foot contact, which has
been reported to result in injuries to the lower extremities.
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes
may reduce the rate of injury for recreational joggers and can provide a safer
environment for the rehabilitation of patients with lower extremity injuries.
| "I hadn't been able to run for years because of injuries that never seemed to completely heal. Even casual jogging would aggravate my condition. Running and aerobic exercises using Kangoo Jumps boots has been a blessing. I'm in better shape than I have been in years." |
| For the professional and elite athlete, consistent, continuous training is paramount to retain their strength, stamina, and specific athletic response to their sport of choice. When these individuals are injured, every 24 hour period without exercise can significantly compromise their athletic training and standing within their sport of choice. Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, due to their patented IPSystem, reduce impact shock by up to 80%, which means that athletes or athletic patients can begin exercise and training very soon after an injury or surgery. Practitioners and athletic trainers have found that patients using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes actually reduce the recovery time and enhance their athletic response system due to the inherent action of harmonizing the muscles and the central nervous system. |
Many athletic physicians are using Kangoo Jumps boots for rehabilitation purposes due to the reduced impact and "enhanced" recovery aspect of using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes.
On the other hand, recovery time from any aerobic activity is dramatically reduced by using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes. E.G. Jody Luther, an avid Marathon athlete and Personal Trainer states that when she uses Kangoo Jumps boots during a Marathon, she can proceed to her professional activities the very next day of the race. When she uses normal running shoes for her marathons, she needs to allow herself 2 days of rest before resuming to work.
|"I hadn't been able to jog or attend aerobic classes for years due to my knee surgery and excess weight. It really feels great to be able to exercise again and to have so much fun at the same time"|
The body contains five times more lymph
than blood. Unfortunately, the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune
system, does not have a pump like the heart to keep its liquid in motion; thus,
the body must rely on its natural movements for circulation. If a person does
not move sufficiently, excess levels of toxins can clutter and poison the
lymphatic system. In some areas, lymph fluid actually crystalizes into
cellulite, and can be harder to eliminate. Numerous studies have shown that
base metabolic rate, which is the rate at which the body will burn calories,
decreases as our lymphatic systems grows less efficient.
In 1995 the University of Lausanne in
collaboration with Dr. Gremion conducted a physiological research study1,
which showed that a person spends about 20% more energy, or calories, training
with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes than with other training shoes. Therefore,
exercising with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes is a more effective way to “re-prime
the lymphatic pump.”
As the lymphatic system improves, the
increased transfer of nutrients and oxygen into each cell helps to increase
toxin removal through elimination. Once metabolism has been reset, a person is
able to burn more calories at a higher rate, whether exercising or not.
With the regular use of Kangoo Jumps
rebound shoes, base metabolic rate will become increasingly more efficient,
resulting in noticeable improvements in muscle tone, and weight management. In
fact, they actually allow the re-training of each cell to perform as it did,
when it was younger.
Once metabolism is re-set,
the individual will burn more calories at a higher rate and will not regain
weight, if training is continuous, especially using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes.
| When inactive people start using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, their heart rate climbs rapidly and exercise can be maintained for only short periods of time. . However, after only a week of use,
there is an amazing increase in cardio-respiratory endurance. Athletes
experience this same increase in VO2 (volume of oxygen used), making
the shoes excellent tools for improving the endurance required for competition
sports. Dr. J.E. Taunton and a team of experts from the University of British
Columbia, Canada, confirmed this benefit on the scientific study “MaxVO2
Improvements and Injury Prevention”1.
A reference group of students utilizing
the shoes in exercise increased their VO2 peak by 7.8% whereas the
control group, using conventional training shoes, showed only a 1.3%
improvement during the same period of time.
Training with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes
provides a more effective means of improving VO2, when compared to
training with traditional running shoes.
According to Dr. Morton Walker1,
“Rebounding could practically be described as a “heart exercise,” Kangoo
Jumps rebound shoes enhance the physical activity of the legs — the body’s
primary limbs. It is easier on the heart to exercise the legs than the arms as
the heart works 250% harder to pump the same amount of blood through the arms
than it does through the legs”.
This phenomenon is known as the “pressor
response”. It is the illusion of a higher working heart rate due to a rise in
blood pressure. Under normal circumstances heart rate and oxygen consumption
are linear. When heart rate rises, oxygen consumption rises, except when
performing an activity that has a large amount of upper body movement such as
boxing. Activities with vigorous arm movement make the heart work harder to
pump blood into the upper extremities. When this occurs, rises in heart rate
are due to elevations in blood pressure, not oxygen consumption. This may make
running in Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes a better choice for persons with known
cardiovascular disease than similar training in conventional sports shoes.
Running with Kangoo Jumps
rebound shoes will enhance heart health without elevating blood pressure.
| Any kind of exercise will increase your energy level on a long run, because you train your body to work better and develop more mitochondrias, which are the powerhouses of the cells. |
However most forms of exercise are strenuous, so that people who lack training will feel exhausted, even for the next day.
Having a non strenuous physical activity with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes the way we recommend, that is only for short sessions and never exceeding your level of comfort, you will enjoy an incredible high level of energy right away and feel relaxed. Guaranteed.
IEach cell of the body is like a balloon
filled with water; rebounding puts the cells repeatedly under stress as they
resist the increased G forces (when the balloon reaches the maximum
elongation). With time, the cell’s membrane gets thicker, thus more firm and
The skin is a community of
cells. Rebounding regularly with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes can help firm the
skin and increase its elasticity.
| Enhance Overall Health |
The NASA investigations on how to
reverse astronauts’ bone and muscle’s mass loss while in the outer space show
that rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective and pleasant exercise
ever devised. “While trampoling, as long as the G-force remained below 4-G’s,
the ratio of oxygen consumption compared to biomechanical conditioning was
sometimes more than twice as efficient as treadmill running. For similar levels
of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical
stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running, a finding
that might help identify acceleration parameters needed for the design of
remedial procedures to avert de-conditioning in persons exposed to
statement verifies the fact that rebound exercise is an excellent exercise for
senior citizens, those physically handicapped, those who are recuperating from
an accident or injury, or anyone else who needs exercise but is hampered by a
pre-existing physical condition2.
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes are a great
contribution to overall health improvement, which includes, but is not limited
Reduce excess fat/weight
rapidly and safely while simultaneously developing all muscles, shaping the
Reverse or slows the aging
process firming the skin.
Promote ideal postural
alignment and balance.
Correct supination and
Fight osteoporosis, increasing
Induce euphoria (thus fighting
depression) and reduce mental stress.
| Increase Bone Density (fight osteoroposis) |
Rebounding in Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes
stimulates osteoblastic bone rebuilding activity in the vertebral bodies and
weight-bearing compact and spongy bone structures of the pelvis and lower extremities.
This is essential in the prevention of osteoporosis, especially in women.
only 2 weeks of stay in outer space, astronauts lose as much as 15% of their
bone and muscle mass, as a result of the absence of gravity. Consequently, NASA
had to investigate how to reverse the process. Their studies came to the
conclusion that "rebound exercise is the most effective and efficient
form of exercise ever devised by man"1.
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes
may reverse bone loss in individuals suffering
See N.A.S.A. study
| Strengthen Your Spine. Eliminate most back pain |
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes, by the
inherent nature of their design, encourage proper posture to maintain balance,
while exercising. The balance involved while using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes
is easily mastered. It stimulates the communication between spinal and
extremity joint mechanoreceptors thus improving balance and related
Balance is defined as the ability to
keep the body in equilibrium; age and/or a sedentary life style can cause
deterioration in balance. Consistent movement (practice) with properties
identified as "proprioceptive" is necessary to maintain adequate
Chiropractor Dr. David Love, from Santa
Cruz Chiropractic & Sport Medicine Clinic in Capitola – California, says:
“Rebounding with Kangoo Jumps has a positive influence on spinal and
intervertebral disc health by providing maximum spinal imbibition. This, of
course, is essential for the proper transfer of nutrients into the disc and the
removal of metabolic waste products out of the disc, thereby maintaining and
restoring intervertebral health and function.”
Many practitioners report that the
majority of their patients have very poor posture due to many factors,
including the impact of sitting at computers, TV and other sedentary life style
modalities. Poor posture can have a negative effect on an individual's health.
Using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes assures ideal posture by forcing the pelvis to
remain in a neutral position while exercising. Neutral pelvic alignment causes
the hips, knees and toes to re-align, securing the best possible bio-mechanics
for movement execution.
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes improve balance for individuals of all ages and activity levels. In addition, the curved nature of the soles helps to re-align the spine for improved posture.
| ||Help fight depression & stress |
“Jump for joy” is not just an
expression, it describes the feeling of euphoria, of power and lightness that
any person can experience while they are exercising with Kangoo Jumps rebound
shoes; this altered state of consciousness associated
with bouncing can enhance anyone’s life, making it joyful at any age
or fitness level.
The therapeutic use of rebounding
exercise has been studied by Dr. Morton Walker and presented in his book
“Jumping for Health”,
where he describes up to 30 specific anti-stress benefits of this type of
Using Kangoo Jumps rebound
shoes is an excellent remedy for depression and anxiety. It awakens the inner child, inducing a state
of euphoria. This can be explained by the fast release of endorphins by the
body, sometimes referred to as the hormones of happiness.
| Promote ideal postural alignment and balance |
| Many practitioners report that the majority of their patients have very poor posture due to many factors which include the impact of sitting at computers, TV and other sedentary life style issues. There are also certain postural conditions associated with specific sport activities such as cycling, etc. Poor posture can have a negative effect on an individual's health. Using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes assures ideal posture by forcing your foot placement to be at the best possible angle directly below the pelvic girdle that ultimately supports the alignment of the whole body. |
Many customers report that they breathe in such a way to fill their lungs to capacity when using Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes providing thus more oxygen for the brain, muscles, etc., to function at an optimal level. Some benefits that customers report are that they have more energy, faster response time to stimuli, longer attention span and that they feel more vibrant and alive.
Balance is an important issue and has become a frequent complaint from patients while speaking with their practitioner. Again, a more sedentary life style has influenced this issue. Consistent movement with properties that are identified as "Proprioceptive" is necessary to assure proper balance. Proprioceptive activity is defined as stimulating the spine and harmonizing all of the mechanoreceptors located in your extremity. Kangoo Jumps assure that optimum "balance" occurs in a safe and effective manner for individuals of all ages and activity levels.
| Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes correct posture and naturally realign the body |
Because of the rounded shape of their soles, Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes naturally prevents you from adopting bad postures. You automatically align your body in order to keep your balance.
Wits University in Johannesburg - South Africa, is in the process of conducting the most comprehensive study ever made with Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes(testing about 800 parameters!). The section on body posture is already finished. It shows pictures of reference subjects, before starting the KJ fitness program and 3 months after. The differences are amazing!
A large portion of the population has chronic back pain, which, in most cases, is due to a bad posture. The use of Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes will in most cases eliminate (or at least alleviate) the pain and prevent it from recurring.
| Correct supination and pronation: |
Supination is the turn
or rotation of the foot by adduction and inversion so that the outer edge of
the sole bears the body's weight. On
the other hand, pronation is the turn or rotation of the foot by
abduction and eversion so that the inner edge of the sole bears the body's
When running, excessive supination or
pronation can create a rotational movement in the ankles that can affect the
lower leg and knee, creating pain and lesions.
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoe’s hard shell
boot locks the foot in place and aids in realigning the ankle. In addition,
because the shoes are approximately 6 inches higher than normal shoes and the
soles are laterally flat, when you do not land with proper biomechanics, you
get the impression that you might twist an ankle, making it instinctive to
correct foot position.
Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes
may help to correct pronation and supination during training, helping to
eliminate problems of the lower leg due to ankle mal-alignment.
by Dr. Morton Walker and Albert E. Carter
|The action of bouncing up and down
against gravity without trauma to the musculoskeletal system is one of the most
beneficial aerobic exercises ever developed: |
1. It provides an increased G-force (gravitational load), which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems.
2. It protects the joints from the chronic fatigue delivered by exercising on hard surfaces.
3. It helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio.
4. It increases capacity for respiration.
5. It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
6. It establishes a better equilibrium between the oxygen required by the tissues and the oxygen made available.
7. It aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system.
8. It tends to reduce the height to which the arterial pressures rise during exertion.
9. It lessens the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity.
10. It assists in the rehabilitation of a heart problem.
11. It increases the functional activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
12. It improves resting metabolic rate so that more calories are burned for hours after exercise.
13. It causes muscles to perform work in moving fluids through the body to lighten the heart's load.
14. It decreases the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system preventing chronic edema.
15. It encourages collateral circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells.
16. It strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body so that they work more efficiently.
17. It allows the resting heart to beat less often.
18. It lowers circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
19. It lowers low-density lipoprotein (bad) and increases high-density lipoprotein (good) within the blood holding off the incidence of coronary artery disease.
20. It promotes tissue repair.
21. It increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, essential for endurance.
22. It adds to the alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort.
23. It improves coordination between the propreoceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.
24. It improves the brain's responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear, thus improving balance.
25. It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
26. It enhances digestion and elimination processes.
27. It allows for deeper and easier relaxation and sleep.
28. It results in better mental performance, with keener learning processes.
29. It curtails fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
30. It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
31. It tends to slow down atrophy in the aging process.
32. It is an effective modality by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self-image.
33. It is enjoyable!
People who rebound find they are able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense and nervous. The effect is not just psychological, because the action of bouncing up and down against gravity, without trauma to the musculoskeletal system, is one of the most beneficial aerobic exercises ever developed.
For more information refer to the following books:
|- Jumping for Health by Dr. Morton Walker - Avery Publishing, Garden City Park, New York |
- The Miracles of Rebound Exercise by Albert Carter - American Institute of Reboundology