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Jumping – Good for the Lymph System

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A video of Tony Robins jumping before going stage on popped up on my U tube feed.   Apparently I had searched for something to do with Tony and now Google was serving up what it thought I wanted.  Nothing like getting advice from my phone : )

But I was intrigued.  Why is he doing this?

Love him or hate him, he is good, very good at what he does.  The reason for his success is that he has honed his skills over time, developing a suite of tools and tricks to help him get into the emotional state that he needs to influence people.

So why jumping?

Turns out that there is an excellent reason for this and benefits are not restricted to super heroes of the self empowerment world.  We can all benefit from this and I will share how I use this drill and a bazaar thing that happened to me recently, but first check out what the experts have to say.

Dave Scrivens, Certified Lymphologist had the following to say about jumping in his article at

Extract here:

The body has a built-in need for activation.  Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation that contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases.

Vigorous exercise such as rebounding [jumping on a therapeutic mini-trampoline] is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times. 

Let me jump in here.  You don’t need a trampoline.  You can jump anywhere or you can skip rope.

Rebounding’s alternating weightlessness and double gravity produce a pumping action that pulls out waste products from the cells and forces into them oxygen and nutrition from the bloodstream.

The Detoxification Effect of Rebounding

The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids you of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons.

OK so this is where I got really interested.  Will it work if I just bounce a couple of times, say 10 -30 times?  How can I build this into my day.  What is the minimum effective dose as Tim Ferriss would say (I love using this as a lens for everything!)

Read on for more benefits:

The Muscular Effect of Rebounding

James White, Ph.D., director of research and rehabilitation in the physical education department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), has explained how jumping for health offers a true physical strengthening effect to the muscles.

An advocate of rebounding for athletic conditioning, White uses the rebounder in his rehabilitation program at UCSD. “When you jump, jog, and twist on this [jumping] device, you can exercise for hours without getting tired. It’s great practice for skiing, it improves your tennis stroke, and it’s a good way to burn off calories and lose weight,” says White.

Other benefits include:

  • 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for cardiovascular workout
  • Easy on the bones and joints (when using a therapeutic rebounder)
  • Rebounding strengthens the heart muscle
  • Profound body detoxification is possible
  • regular bowel movements to chronically constipated persons.
  • Digestion is improved .

It is important to realize that as you age, your body may become more toxic due to the pollutants in today’s world. It is also important to realize that if you have a disease, your cellular structure is compromised, as your cells are already being robbed of the correct oxygen, mineral and nutrient compounds that they need to stay healthy.

So this is my drill:

Every time I walk downstairs at my home, I jump 10 times = 60 jumps yesterday at home.

Every time I get out of the car – I jump 5 times = 25 jumps.

85 jumps for the day and I feel amazing afterwards, the image of Rocky Balboa comes to mind : )

So last week I got a cold. My usual cold routine is 2 weeks and it drives me crazy. This time it lasted 5 days and I jumped continually while unwell.


Perhaps, whether it is science or placebo, it is only good for me.

Jumpt to it!



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