Even in our youth, it is important to maintain a healthy back and promote good posture so that our bodies are trained properly for preventative measures. That is why at Grundy Center, an Elementary School in Iowa, they take fitness and health seriously — and that includes inverted posture training using Teeter Hang Ups Gravity Boots!
July 4this upon us, which means fireworks, food, and family time to celebrate our country’s independence. A great way to start off the holiday is by inverting before you play, to ensure that your back is stretched and prepped for some fun!
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As the days get warmer and longer, you’ll likely spend more time outside doing the things you love like gardening or golf – activities which can take a toll on your back! Summers are for spending time with family and friends, not for suffering from back pain. Here’s some simple yoga stretches for the back you can do – even while outdoors – to supplement your Teeter inversion routine:
On June 6, 2014, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Benefits of Hanging Upside Down: Can It Really Help Back Pain, Improve Circulation and Combat Stress?” in which the author details her research into inversion to determine if the claimed benefits are worth considering.
The article quotes Roger Teeter, along with other specialists in the field, including a professor of neurosurgery at Newcastle University, a physical therapist, and a physician/yoga instructor. By compiling and considering the validity of a variety of sources, the article expounds on the evidence suggesting why the benefits of inversion should be taken seriously.
The author concludes by describing her experience with using a Teeter Hang Ups Contour L5 at the Gym Source in Newton, Mass, saying “I felt a very enjoyable stretch of my abdomen, my hips and the sides of my body. I don’t have back problems, but I did find the experience very relaxing.”
Muscles: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes & Calves
Standard: Start in the fully inverted and locked position. Hold onto the A-frame legs to stabilize your body. In a slow, controlled motion, bend your knees to pull your body up. Hold for 3 seconds, then in the same slow, controlled motion, lower your body then repeat.
Advanced: Follow the instruction above, except do no grab the A-frame legs to stabilize your body. Place your hands above your head (as pictured) and use your core muscles to stabilize your body.
Reps: 10 to 15 reps
Sets: 3 to 5 sets
While most people seek out Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Tables to battle back pain, there are several other notable benefits that motivate people to use a Teeter at home or in the office. Here are 5 benefits from using a Teeter, other than back pain relief, that you may not have considered:
Okay, so he wasn’t an actual guest, but last night during David Letterman’s opening monologue on The Late Show they have a little fun with a clip from our infomercial.
You can see “The Jump Heard Around The World” at 2:30 and 7:30 in to the monologue.
We have reached out to The Late Show about Roger coming on air to invert with Mr. Letterman. Like the idea? Tell The Late Show.
Ever wonder what the future will hold for your favorite products? How will toothpaste be dispensed and how will bread be toasted? Well, we have seen the future of back pain relief and it is still found on a Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table – even if you live in the fictional world of Almost Human, a new show on Fox brought to us by Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams that takes place in the year 2048.
A recent article on the blog of a local newspaper in Walworth County, Wisconsin gave one man’s perspective on back pain and how inversion has helped him. Some of our favorite snippets were: