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Title: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on November 20, 2008, 07:09:57 AM
Anybody have/use one of these?
are they any good?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Butterbean on November 20, 2008, 07:57:20 AM
We have one (if we are talking about the thing you strap your feet in and it flips over backward).  Used it once I think.  I don't recommend it.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on November 20, 2008, 08:24:40 AM
We have one (if we are talking about the thing you strap your feet in and it flips over backward).  Used it once I think.  I don't recommend it.


Yup.thats the one.why didn't you like it?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Princess L on November 20, 2008, 09:20:39 AM
I have a friend who has one.  He loves it.  Says it's great for his back.

He's a little weird though  :P


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: tonymctones on November 20, 2008, 09:56:18 PM
LOL my dad used to have these ankle cuffs that had hooks on them so you could hang upside down from a bar...always looked funny to me but id be willing to give them a try now  :-X.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Butterbean on November 24, 2008, 02:39:42 PM

Yup.thats the one.why didn't you like it?
Probably because it's ugly and I don't like looking at it.  Also, we never use it so that could have something to do w/it.

It can also be dangerous and people can actually injure their backs.  Always use it when another person is in the house because I know of one guy that flipped over and could not get back up...this was on a really old one though, maybe there are safety catches on the new ones.

If you get one please be careful!


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: nodeal on December 20, 2008, 11:29:16 PM
im interested in this thing too. i wonder if it works?
if you bring your knees to your chest, wrap your arms around your legs, and roll back and forth on your back on the floor or a mat it opens up your spine and decompresses your discs like this gadget is supposed to. its much more simple, maybe not as effective, but it feels great! i try to do them before and after legs/back/calves or whenever i feel like it!


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Alex23 on December 20, 2008, 11:34:28 PM
I swear by it. Everytime I do back or legs, I spend 20-30 mins inverting afterward.

A trick; I've removed the ankled holders on mine and instead use snowboard boots, which fits in the brackets and will save your ankles.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on January 02, 2009, 06:36:01 AM
I swear by it. Everytime I do back or legs, I spend 20-30 mins inverting afterward.

A trick; I've removed the ankled holders on mine and instead use snowboard boots, which fits in the brackets and will save your ankles.



So not every day for you?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Moen on January 02, 2009, 06:56:36 AM
im interested in this thing too. i wonder if it works?
if you bring your knees to your chest, wrap your arms around your legs, and roll back and forth on your back on the floor or a mat it opens up your spine and decompresses your discs like this gadget is supposed to. its much more simple, maybe not as effective, but it feels great! i try to do them before and after legs/back/calves or whenever i feel like it!

Without rounding your back?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: nodeal on January 14, 2009, 02:35:30 PM
Without rounding your back?

sorry for the delayed response. your back is rounded while doing this.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: laurion on January 14, 2009, 05:27:45 PM
I have suffered from back pain due to a slipped disc and inflamed psoas for about a year I tried everything chiro, massages, phys therapy, etc. and nothing really worked then I started using an inversion table in December, bottom line I haven't had any back pain since. 

I've even had the weirdest strength increase since, again for a year my deads were stuck at a particular weight which I could do for 8 reps and if I even increased the weight by 5 pounds with a couple of spacers I absolutely couldn't move it.  Well since using the table at my gym trying to stay on for about fifteen minutes every other day or so my deads max has gone up by about 130 pounds which is finally back to what I was doing before I slipped my disc.

At first I would do about three 5 minute intervals with stretching in between because It hurt my ankles for a while but it eventually got easier and my goal is to hang for 15 minutes every other day.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Alex23 on January 15, 2009, 12:52:05 AM


So not every day for you?

When it starts feeling thight, I bump it up to everyday.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on February 19, 2009, 05:47:22 AM
I ordered one.I will give an update when I get it and start using it.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Butterbean on February 19, 2009, 07:31:49 AM
I ordered one.I will give an update when I get it and start using it.
Be careful!


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Geo on February 19, 2009, 11:01:30 AM
I'd love top try one...

where do ya find them ?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Alex23 on February 21, 2009, 03:35:21 PM
I'd love top try one...

where do ya find them ?

Costco has one these days for under 200.... and it's a top quality one... you can also order online from walmart...


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on February 23, 2009, 06:53:05 AM
Costco has one these days for under 200.... and it's a top quality one... you can also order online from walmart...


I went with the Teeter.299$.didn't know you could get them that cheap :-\


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Palpatine Q on February 23, 2009, 04:27:53 PM
My gym has a motorized one, i use it after legs and back....also to look at girls asses from a different angle


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on March 02, 2009, 07:17:40 AM
Did it yesterday for 5 minutes.thought I'd be dizzy upside down but I was fine till I got off it then got dizzy.
they say it takes time to get use to it.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Alex23 on March 03, 2009, 06:47:00 PM
My gym has a motorized one, i use it after legs and back....also to look at girls asses from a different angle

hahahah you lazy ass perv  :-*


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: tbombz on March 07, 2009, 02:29:18 PM
theres one at big 5 for 99 bucks on sale... i think im gonna bug my mom to buy one "to help with my dads back" ...  :D


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: tonymctones on March 08, 2009, 08:42:47 AM
you notice any difference in your back calvin?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on March 09, 2009, 07:48:12 AM
you notice any difference in your back calvin?



Not yet but I'm taking it slow.I'm fine upside down but when I get off it I get dizzy :-\


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Eyeball Chambers on March 09, 2009, 05:08:57 PM
My gym has a motorized one, i use it after legs and back....also to look at girls asses from a different angle

That's awesome  ;D


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: tonymctones on March 09, 2009, 05:19:22 PM


Not yet but I'm taking it slow.I'm fine upside down but when I get off it I get dizzy :-\
I would think that would be pretty normal for being upside down for a few minutes...let us know if you get any results from it


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Migs on March 17, 2009, 06:49:54 PM
I'm thinking of getting one.  Any updates?
I have this shooting pain, muscle spasm under my left shoulder blade.  It friggin kills me.  My back in general is screwed.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: tonymctones on March 17, 2009, 11:17:00 PM
I'm thinking of getting one.  Any updates?
I have this shooting pain, muscle spasm under my left shoulder blade.  It friggin kills me.  My back in general is screwed.
i used to get that to not really a shooting pain but a constant pain under my right shoulder blade, regular adjustments helped so did stretching.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Migs on March 18, 2009, 06:33:54 PM
cool thanks.  I saw a chiropractor last week and it hurt like hell.  time will tell


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Butterbean on March 19, 2009, 05:07:26 AM
I'm thinking of getting one.  Any updates?
I have this shooting pain, muscle spasm under my left shoulder blade.  It friggin kills me.  My back in general is screwed.
Migs, have you tried getting a deep tissue massage?  Tell the MS about your shoulder and back....I think you might see some improvement.   Maybe try to get one once a week or so.  Also, check out 240's Active Release Therapy threads.  I don't know much about it but it seems to have merit.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on March 19, 2009, 07:01:38 AM
I would think that would be pretty normal for being upside down for a few minutes...let us know if you get any results from it



Starting to get use to it.I gotta say the stretch I get is awesome.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Migs on March 19, 2009, 06:57:59 PM
Migs, have you tried getting a deep tissue massage?  Tell the MS about your shoulder and back....I think you might see some improvement.   Maybe try to get one once a week or so.  Also, check out 240's Active Release Therapy threads.  I don't know much about it but it seems to have merit.

I am thinking about looking into it.  however money is an issue.  I just spent $300 on a heart stress test that i told them i didn't need, turns out i was right but broke. 


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Butterbean on March 20, 2009, 05:04:42 AM
I am thinking about looking into it.  however money is an issue.  I just spent $300 on a heart stress test that i told them i didn't need, turns out i was right but broke. 
!  Well I'm glad your results must have been good!

I think a table is around $300.  That will buy you 3 or 4 massages.  I don't know if a table will help you but I think a massage will...maybe you could try one massage and see it if helps?


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on April 01, 2009, 08:07:43 AM
Table is working good. 8) I feel alot less tightness in my back.


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: CalvinH on April 16, 2009, 05:16:34 AM
I'm over the whole dizziness that I had when I first started using it and now I hang for 15 minutes 3-5 days a week.gotta say that it does help :) my back feels much better.not that it was really bad but it use to get stiff alot,especially in the morning.I don't get that anymore so I'm happy.



...the only problem that I have is that when I'm hanging upside down my cats use my head as a punching bag :(


Title: Re: Inversion table
Post by: Butterbean on April 16, 2009, 01:43:56 PM



...the only problem that I have is that when I'm hanging upside down my cats use my head as a punching bag :(

Video or it didn't happen