If you haven’t tried the new Better Back Adjustable Acupressure Nodes for yourself, then take the word of someone who has. This new accessory is receiving rave reviews from customers like Brian Wagner, who says the nodes are nothing short of genius, adding that they offer a way to work on those hot spots that show up when I’ve spent too much time on the computer.
Teeter Hang Ups for Wellness
If you are reading this blog post, you are probably somewhat familiar with what Teeter inversion and have experienced what we call the 4 R’s:
- Rehydrate discs
- Reduce Nerve Pressure
- Realign Your Spine
- Relax Tense Muscles
Routine inversion can decrease your back pain and will improve your flexibility, but after the aches go away and you’re touching your toes again your Teeter Inversion Table can also help you build and increase core strength. Inversion and decompression in general are often overlooked components of keeping your joints healthy and maintaining a fit and pain-free lifestyle, while fitness is a key element to combating future back pain and reductions in flexibility. We at Teeter are on a constant mission to help the public learn more about how inversion works and how it can help you, and we also know that the benefits of inversion are more fully realized when they are paired with an effective workout regimen.
Ideally one’s routine focuses on maintaining cardiovascular health and promoting overall strength. This is why we decided to develop a complete body training program that would help meet these needs.
The ThunderBell Training Program for Fitness
Our ThunderBell Training Program is a 90-day fitness program built around the multi-functional ThunderBell product. This uniquely designed product combines the best features of a dumbbell, kettle bell, medicine ball and bar bell into one product. With its seven patent pending hand holds it is the only product available today thatcombines aerobic fitness, sequence training AND circuit training. The ThunderBell allows for quick and easy transitioning from one movement to the next, resulting in higher calorie burn, focused muscle building and recovery, as well as preventing muscle damage and burnout.
Why Use a Teeter Inversion Table and ThunderBell Together?
The foundation of a healthy lifestyle is complete body fitness. This includes diet, exercise, strength and stretching.
With the Teeter Inversion Table you can:
- Begin and end your days with gentle relaxation
- Decompress from workouts and daily activities
- Improve flexibility from joint lubrication and inverted stretching
- Realign minor misalignment and prevent or recover from injury
- Build strength with inverted squats, situps and crunches
With the ThunderBell Training Program you will:
- Be provided with a nutritional program to help maximize weight loss and increase muscle building
- Challenged by renown military trainer, Jeremy Levine, as you progress through the workout DVD’s.
- Strength training builds muscles, challenges the core and encourages increased balance and flexibility.
You could potentially fill your home gym with products that only do one of the things on these lists, rather than what all these two products offer together. At Teeter, it’s important to us that all of our products are not only made to the highest quality specifications, but also that they provide you with the versatility, utility and room to check off more than one of your fitness goals.
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When you are suffering from a bout of acute back pain, it may feel like the discomfort will never end. In the moment, we make promises to ourselves that we’ll start exercising, lose weight or whatever it takes to never have to experience the pain again. Many of our customers have found tremendous relief from back pain using a program of inversion with a Teeter Hang Ups, but ask what they should do when they no longer have back pain to help them resist future incidents?
Establish a Routine
At Teeter, we often compare the routine of inversion to brushing your teeth. You don’t just brush your teeth when you feel like they are dirty and need a good scrubbing – you brush them morning and night to prevent cavities and gum disease. You practice good dental hygiene so you don’t have to pay the price later on, and we think of inversion in much the same way.
Inversion for a few minutes a day can help keep your discs healthy and your skeleton in alignment so you decrease your potential for future injuries and discomfort. Ideally, you will invert every day to keep pain at bay… and not just when you feel like you need it. Morning inversion will help you stretch, get your blood circulating and feel energized, while evening inversion will help you decompress and relax. Take 3 minutes on your Teeter morning and night to start your day off with enthusiasm and end it with some quiet relaxation.
Inversion is not only a great tool for decompression, but using a Teeter Hang Ups can help you improve your flexibility. By staying flexible, you ensure your joints remain lubricated and you can prevent stiffness throughout your body. When you feel flexible, you are more active and less prone to injury.
Perform regular stretching exercises on your Teeter to stay flexible and decrease overall soreness after workouts.
Many injuries are a result of weak muscles that are not able to support your body properly, and a root cause of back injuries in particular is weak core strength (back & abdominal). By using a Teeter Hang Ups to perform key strengthening exercises, you are building up a foundation for your body to help protect yourself from future injuries and doing so without placing harmful loads on your back. When these same exercises are performed on a mat or the floor, you put an uncomfortable load on your spine that could possibly lead to injury.
You may initially be drawn to use your Teeter Hang Ups for relief of nagging back pain, but as you recover, the Teeter can be your greatest ally in keeping your joints and spine healthy, keeping your core strong and your body more flexible… helping to avoid future joint and back pain.
Muscles: Abdominals & Obliques
Start in the fully inverted and locked position.
Beginners: In a slow, controlled motion, use your abdominals to bring your back off of the table and reach your hands towards your knees. Grab behind your knees and use your arms to lift your torso upward. Hold for 3 seconds, then in the same slow, controlled motion, lower your body then repeat.
Advanced: Do as above, except do not use your hands to grab your knees. Place your hands behind your head and bring your chin as high as you can. (Watch to not catch your arms/elbows on the inside of the A-frame.)
Reps: 10 to 15 reps
Sets: 3 to 5 sets
There may not be anything better than washing the car on a nice, warm Saturday while listening to your favorite early Rock & Roll radio show. Despite temperatures being near freezing across the country, listening to Shake, Rattle, Showtime with Jim Parsons while running Saturday errands with my heater on is still a great time. Last weekend, Roger Teeter visited the program to speak with Jim about inversion and why over two million people around the world have trusted Teeter Hang Ups for their inversion equipment.
You can hear the segment here:
Make sure to check your local listing to find when Shake, Rattle, Showtime with Jim Parsons can be heard on local dial.
What is Sciatica?
One common misconception about sciatica is it is a diagnosis, where in fact sciatica is a symptom. The symptoms vary widely from person to person, but some that may be present with sciatica include one or any combination of the following:
- Leg pain
- Leg weakness
- Leg numbness
- Burning of tingling sensations down your leg, possibly even you toes
- Bad leg cramping
- Excruciating, shooting pain when standing or sitting
Less common symptoms are things like not being able to move your foot, toes or bend your knee. All of these symptoms should be discussed with a healthcare professional – please consult your doctor before beginning any treatment for these or any other symptoms.
Jim Parsons, of the syndicated radio program Shake, Rattle, Showtime with Jim Parsons, has recently brought a Teeter Hang Ups inversion table into his home for his wife who suffers from scoliosis. Listen below to hear Jim tell about his family’s experience with their Teeter Hang Ups inversion table.
Find Shake, Rattle, Showtime with Jim Parsons on your local dial or listen live online through any of the listed radio stations.
If you haven’t seen it on TV already, the ThunderBell is a new fitness product from Teeter, the same company that has been bringing you the best in inversion therapy equipment for the past 30 years as Teeter Hang Ups.
The ThunderBell’s 7-grip design and movement options replace the need for a kettle bell, barbell, medicine ball and dumbbell, combining the benefits of multiple home gym products into one compact, fitness tool. Apart from its unique and patented design, what truly sets the ThunderBell apart from other fitness products is the powerful and effective ThunderBell Training Program developed by elite pro-athlete and Navy SEALs trainer Jeremy Levine. The ThunderBell Training Program utilizes coordinated, synchronized movements and dynamic sequenced motion patterns to get you moving in a way that engages all muscle groups for balanced muscle development and increased strength, maximizing results in less time.
About introducing the ThunderBell to Teeter’s line-up, Rylie Teeter Leier, co-owner and CEO, says, The prospect of venturing outside of the realm of inversion therapy is not something we approached lightly. For 30 years, we have focused solely on producing the best inversion products on the market. But when we were introduced to the ThunderBell by its inventor Andrew Fife, we knew we had something remarkable on our hands. And Jeremy took our program to the next level with his awesome ThunderBell Training Program, a truly revolutionary workout method that not only builds overall strength and cardiovascular fitness, but improves flexibility and takes care of the joints in a way that is very consistent with Teeter’s overall point of view. I’m really proud of this product and enjoy the workouts myself! In fact, I started this program 6 weeks after the birth of my son and I’ve seen major transformations in my body and am confidently wearing my bikini while on vacation in Mexico.
To learn more about the ThunderBell and ThunderBell Training Program, including the workout DVDs, Fitness Calendar and Healthy Eating guides, catch our 2-minute spots on TV or visit thunderbelltv.com.
Tune in this weekend to the popular, nationally-syndicated Oldies radio show Shake, Rattle, Showtime with Jim Parsons to hear Jim and Roger Teeter discuss inversion. Roger tells about the astounding results of a preliminary study done in the UK at Newcastle University with the Teeter Hang Ups inversion table. The doctor who performed the study was so impressed by the results that he now regularly prescribes the use of a Teeter to help his patients rid themselves of back pain and avoid back surgery.
Check your local listing to find out what station and what time to tune in to hear more about back pain relief.