The Base Jump is the foundation move for rebounding and the first move that any participant must master. This move is used for warm up, transition between moves, recovery and cool down.
Participants should be encouraged to return to the Base Jump at any time if they cannot complete a move or if they need to short break, rather than stopping and getting off the rebounder.
This stance is the optimum stance to gain the most intensity. Feet are hip width apart, slight bend in the knees, on the balls of the feet, chest/head up, and slight tilt forward of the pelvis. Then with hands on the hips you bounce upwards by lifting your knees and then push downwards into the mat surface to then propel yourself upwards. On landing keep the knees slightly bent.
Always start a class with the Base Jump to remind and reinforce correct technique.