*Update. With our Special Edition EP-970 Ltd. Red promotion/charity fundraiser last month, Teeter was able to donate $10,000 to Childhaven thanks to YOU! Childhaven is an organization that provides healing care for abused, neglected and chemically affected children in need. Find out more: https://childhaven.org/donations/
Securing yourself into the Teeter ankle locking mechanism is simple! Teeter features three Ankle Systems on our most popular models. How do you know what Ankle System your Teeter has? Please check out our blog post about the differences between the three – http://blog.teeter.com/faq-friday-teeter-locking-mechanisms/.
Each system has been rigorously tested and exceed Underwriter’s Laboratories’ (UL) table safety spec (UL1647). Also, each Ankle System features Ergo-Embrace Supports, made from high quality specialty foam and made with an ergonomic, pressure-reducing design evolved from years-long research to make our most comfortable ankle cups yet!
As you can see, we take your safety and comfort seriously! Just in case you didn’t see it while reviewing your Owner’s Manual and DVD, here are step-by-step videos to show you how to safely secure your ankles!
T-Pin Ankle System
EZ-Reach Ankle System
Deluxe EZ-Reach Ankle System
There are four (4) User Settings on your Teeter that must be properly adjusted for your unique needs and body type. These settings include:
Roller Hinge settings – The Roller Hinges control the responsiveness or rate of rotation of the inversion table.
Main Shaft Settings – Once you find your ideal height setting for the Main Shaft, you will be able to rotate in a smooth action, not too fast, not too slow.
Pre-Set the Angle Tether – This sets the maximum angle at which you can invert. This helps you gradually work up to greater angles comfortably.
Ankle Comfort Dial – Once set, the Ankle Comfort Dial will reduce body slide on the Table Bed while inverted, which can cause a shift in weight distribution and interfere with the ease of which you can control your rotation.
Take time to find your ideal settings, you’ll definitely be rewarded with smooth rotation for a more relaxing, enjoyable experience!
Chances are, if you invert every day during your first 30 days of owning a Teeter, you may notice a change in your stature. You’ll probably find that you’re standing taller and that your body has begun to fight back from the long-term effects of gravity.
We encourage you to test this just to find out how much your posture improves and your waistline slims down!
Once you find your ideal balance settings, Teeter Inversion Tables are a breeze to balance and rotate in and out of inversion. You will control the rotation of the inversion table by simply shifting your body weight by moving your arms or bending your knees. Your ideal balance settings are determined by your body type and weight distribution – this is why your Main Shaft setting may differ from your actual height.
It’s important to take time, test your settings, and ensure a relaxing, enjoyable experience! Failure to properly adjust your height setting may result in too rapid inversion or difficulty returning upright.
Set the Angle Tether and for your first few inversion sessions, ask a spotter to assist you until you are able to find your correct balance setting and are comfortable with the operation of the inversion table.
Teeter Inversion Tables are precision balanced so that you are in complete control over the angle at which you want to invert. This balancing becomes very handy as you start your back pain relief journey on your Teeter. You don’t want to do too much, too soon. 20 degrees is all you need to start feeling the benefits.
Use the P2 lying down on a firm surface with your legs propped on a chair for best decompression. For a light to moderate stretch, the P2 can also be used lying flat on a bed or couch, from a crouched standing position, or while seated in a chair. The key is to bend your hips, which works to flatten the lumbar curve and prep your back for effective decompression!
2. Right Way Up
Make sure the Teeter logo on the Lap Pad bar is facing you and the logos on the Lap Pads are facing down against the tops of your thighs. The handles should be parallel to your hips, not perpendicular.
3. Line Up Pads
With the Foam Rollers behind your knees, place the Lap Pads on top of your thighs and in-line with the bend at your hips. This step is critical – if the pads are too far down your thighs, then decompression is not possible!
4. Push, Breathe, Repeat
Straighten your arms by pushing into your thighs and RELAX. Take several deep breaths per push, each push should last around 15 seconds, and repeat 3-5 times as needed. Use the P2 several times a day for best results. Be patient! It can take several weeks of use to feel the benefits and relieve back pain.
Constant collisions over long seasons have taken their toll on Cedrick Hardman after playing professional football for over a decade. As he puts it, he had “real serious back problems.” After searching for a way to relieve his back pain, Cedrick found the “perfect antidote” – He found Teeter Inversion!
Recently, entrepreneur and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People”, Tim Ferriss described decompression as the third of his “5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win the Day.” In his Podcast, Tim explains that after he does any kind of weight training that puts compressive loads on his spine, he will use Teeter’s EZ-Up Gravity Boots to decompress! Tim decompresses his spine almost daily to not only care for the discs in his spine but to gently stretch tired muscles as well.
He also uses his Teeter P3 Back Stretcher (formally known as the Lynx Portable Back Stretcher, which Tim mentions) whenever he doesn’t have pull-up rack available.
Being a Kickboxing champion, Tim obviously knows how to take care of his body, so he is a trusted source about health and the benefits that decompression can bring.
Hear Tim’s thoughts on how to “Win the Morning” above. Be sure to listen carefully around 16:40 minutes in to hear his third ritual about how he uses Teeter to decompress his back.
*The Podcast contains some mature language
Our founder and spokesman Roger Teeter frequently talks about the importance of maintaining functional fitness into one’s senior years. And he lives by example – here’s Roger earlier this month teaching his 5-year old grandson how to waterski! To Roger, and so many other super seniors out there, it’s all about the ability to stay active and do what you love.