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There are so many benefits to stretching, and there are so many ways to stretch! But no matter why you stretch or how you stretch, the question you really want the answer to is probably the same one everyone wants the answer to. “Can stretching actually help you stay young?” The answer, in a word, is “yes.”
When shopping for inversion tables, there is quite a wide range of prices, and you may wonder why you should spend more for an inversion table when you could buy a cheap one for under a hundred dollars.
When you purchase a Teeter Hang Ups, we want you to know that we are committed to providing you ongoing support for the lifetime of your purchase, and beyond. Here are some of the ways we want to make sure you have every tool necessary to get the most out of your purchase of a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table.
We say that our EP-560 Inversion Table can be assembled in 13 minutes. One man was skeptical, so he put us to the test! See what happens.
Our friends Steve and his crew over at Better Health Innovations (BHI) do a great job of taking care of their customers! We made a claim and they set out to find if there was truth in it – Steve assembled the new EP-560 in under 13 minutes! Subscribe to BHI on YouTube to see all their cool comparison and review videos or visit their site to learn more about the Teeter EP-560 Ltd. inversion table.
If your Teeter Hang Ups Contour-Series or NXT-R Inversion Table is rotating too slowly, too quickly or not at all, you may need to adjust your rotation control settings. This video walks you through the process.
There are a lot of ways to get a Teeter Inversion Table. Neighborhood fitness or back health retailers can sell you a Teeter that you can take home the same day. Internet retailers can give you lots of choices so you can find the right Teeter Inversion Table for you. Possibly though, you already know you want a Teeter because they are the only inversion tables that are UL Listed, they are top-rated in comparison studies and/or because you simply want to get the best price on a Teeter Inversion Table. If that is the case save yourself the traveling from store to store, or from site to site and go to TeeterTV.com.
One of the features that truly sets any Teeter Hang Ups inversion table apart from other brands is the precision balancing. This is in no small part due to what we call “roller hinges,” the parts that connect the table bed to the A-frame base.
The roller hinges are stronger and last longer than any other on the market (backed by these engineer tests), plus the roller bearings that rotate the bed are coated with a special material that ensures smooth, quiet rotation. The three hole settings in each roller hinge allow you to adjust the inversion table’s responsiveness for your body type and are precisely calibrated to allow effortless rotation control with subtle arm movements -key to ensuring a relaxing, effective inversion experience with your Teeter inversion table.
The below video is an excerpt from a Teeter instructional DVD, explaining more about how the roller hinge settings work:
The three roller hinge settings are:
- Setting “A” (the hole closest to hinge point of your roller hinges)
- This setting is for those under 220 lbs who would like their Teeter Inversion Table to lock out in full inversion or for those with very light statures who require a very responsive bed rotation.
- Setting “B” (the center hole)
- This setting is the most utilized by Teeter users, as it is moderately responsive for most people. In this setting, most people under 220 lbs will not be able to not lock-out in full inversion. Those over 220 lbs who want to lock-out in full inversion should use this setting.
- Setting “C” (the hole furthest from the hinge point of your roller hinge)
- This setting is the least responsive and where we suggest all users start as they become familiar with inversion. In this setting, most users will be unable to lock-out in full inversion.
Many people have experienced tremendous benefits from using Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables – from relief from lower back pain to increased flexibility and energy. But before inverting for the first time, but sure to check out the list of health contraindications listed in the Owner’s Manual and detailed below. If you have one of the listed conditions, you may still be able to invert, but it’s advised that you first seek the advice your physician.
Note that the below list is not exhaustive and you should always speak with your doctor before beginning any kind of exercise program:
Anti-Coagulants (Use of): Blood-thinning drugs or aspirin to reduce clotting of the arteries and blood vessels. The use of anti-coagulants signals people at risk for circulatory problems.
Bone weakness, recent fractures, skeletal implants: Inversion may exacerbate these conditions.
Conjunctivitis (Pink eye): An inflammation of the transparent membrane that covers the front surface of the eyeball and the inner surface of the eyelids caused by bacterial or viral infection.
Glaucoma: A condition of elevated pressure within the eye because of an obstruction of the outflow of the clear, watery fluid circulating in the chambers of the eye. The resulting pressure (which is imperceptible without an eye exam) kills cells in the optic nerve, which can lead to a gradual loss of vision.
Heart / circulatory disorders: Any condition involving the circulatory system.
Hiatal hernia, ventral hernia: A hiatal hernia occurs when intra-abdominal pressure increases cause a portion of the stomach to move into the chest cavity through a weakness in the diaphragm. A ventral hernia develops at the site of previous surgery, usually along vertical incisions. It may also result from weakness in the abdominal wall.
High blood pressure, hypertension: A common disorder in which the heart is pumping blood through the circulatory system with a force greater than that required for normal blood flow. An elevated blood pressure which exceeds 140/90.
Middle ear infection: The middle ear helps equalize air pressure in the ear. A person may feel discomfort or disorientation during inversion.
Obesity (extreme): In some people obesity can be associated with the undetected onset of many of the circulatory and eye problems mentioned above. The weight capacity of each of the inversion products should not be exceeded.
Pregnancy: Pregnant women should exercise caution when inverting.
Retinal detachment: A separation of the retina, the thin, delicate membrane covering the rear portion of the eye, from the optic nerve. Usually results from a hole in the retina that allows the vitreous humor fluid to leak. Treatment is almost always surgical. A retinal hemorrhage, in most cases, can heal by itself.
Spinal injury: Any severe spinal cord trauma requires a person to consult their physician before inverting.
Stroke: Occurs when a blood vessel in the neck or brain becomes blocked or when a vessel in the brain bursts open. Symptoms include paralysis, difficulty speaking, memory loss, and impaired thought processes.
Transient ischemic Attack: Often called a “ministroke,” a TIA occurs when the blood supply is temporarily interrupted to a part of the brain due to a blockage. Often precedes the onset of a full stroke, and requires immediate action.
If you are not sure you should be inverting, print this page and consult with your doctor.
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If you are feeling some aching in your back when you return upright from inverting, there could be several causes for this. As we discuss a couple of the possible causes of this, it may be a good idea to re-familiarize yourself with the Use Instructions (or Instructional DVD with some models) to assure you are following all of the suggestions to effective and safe inversion.
You did too much too soon: If you are new to inversion, your body is not used to being inverted (chances are you haven’t hung upside down since the monkey bars in 2nd grade!) By inverting too much too soon, you are probably going to be a little sore. You can liken inversion to beginning any new exercise program. If you over-do it on the first day, you will probably pay for it later. Do what you can and stick with it! Not everyone will experience immediate relief, but most due through consistent inversion. At first, only invert to about 20 degrees or a little more than being parallel to the floor, and only for a couple of minutes. Progress as you feel your body is adapting to inverting.
You returned upright too fast: When inverted, your vertebrae have a chance to separate and the discs can decompress. This action reduces pressure on the nerves that run through your spinal column. When you ascend (return upright) on the inversion table, your spine “re-compresses”, meaning that the vertebrae return to their normal position and the pressure on the discs increases again. If you come up from inversion too fast, you might place sudden pressure on the nerves that run through the spine, which can cause some pain. Instead, you should invert to a mild angle (30-40 degrees) for a just few minutes. Come back up so your head is only slightly above your feet, just past the horizontal position (lying flat). Remain here for a couple of minutes to allow your spine to slowly re-compress, then slowly come up the rest of the way.
Always listen to your body. If you experience extreme pain, or if you always experience pain while inverting, you should discontinue inversion until you have had a chance to talk with your doctor.
If you are in a lot of pain before you invert, your pain may not go away instantly if you invert for a few minutes. While some people experience dramatic popping or feelings of their back loosening, for many, the feeling of decompression is more subtle. You may invert at night and still have a sore back, but wake up the next morning and feel great.
If you want to help yourself get the most out of inversion, you can also try to make sure your muscles are relaxed before you begin inverting. If you take a warm shower or use our Vibration Cushion, you can loosen your muscles before you invert. This can help your body decompress like it needs to and it can reduce the possibility of reoccurring back pain later on. Also, inverted stretches will help your muscles relax and allow your spine to naturally realign itself. When you are kind to yourself, it is likely that inversion will be kind to you