I originally wrote my first blog post about the inversion table back in 2015, I titled it:
“How an inversion table is the best thing I have ever purchased”
The first thing that came to mind was has it really been over 2 years since I got my inversion table? And secondly it is still up there as one of the best things I have ever brought.
So How Has it Been?
Thanks to Julie for leaving a comment on the original post asking for an update.
Firstly the inversion table itself still functions exactly like it did on the first day I put it together, and it should as there really are no moving parts, it just pivots on the one point.
Occasionally one of the foam rolls that are on the bar that locks your feet down comes off, and I’ve found the plastic end-cap on the bar your feet go on the ground as well. An easy fix would be to glue them, but this only happens once in a blue moon so I’m not too worried about it.
Changing the length of it to fit people of different heights still works well, I only really have to do that when someone sees it for the first time, asks what it is and then wants a turn on it. If you were using it amongst different people every day I suggest you write down the heights for everyone as there is nothing worse then getting on it and finding out it is out by a little bit and not balancing exactly for you.
I probably should be using it more often to be honest, but with it being down in the garage downstairs I do sometimes forget to go on it.
I mainly use it if I feel my back is tightening up, or if I have either been sitting on a weird piece of furniture somewhere, or if I have been lifting heavy items, either on a film set, a giant pumpkin, or something I normally wouldn’t lug about. I’ve started going back to the gym a lot more now too, which is helping to strengthen my core muscles which I’m finding helps a lot.
Taking your time on the inversion table and slowly getting used to being upside down sure can relax you. I alternate between being upside down to just being flat, making sure the movement from each position is nice and slow. After a few minutes of alternating between the two I feel much more relaxed, maybe from the blood to my head or just taking time out from a busy day to slow down.
How I feel after the Inversion Table
I feel great after getting off the inversion table. For me personally I sometimes found it hard to reach down to release my feet, and once I did get off the table I sometimes felt a little bit of pain as gravity did it’s thing and pushed me slightly back down to earth, this usually lasts for around 30 seconds and doesn’t occur all the time. But after that I feel great.
My Advice for Getting the Most out of your Inversion Table
- Make sure to set up the length of the table correctly so you can easily balance on the table and you can easily get back up from an inverted state.
- Take your time, there is no rush, slow gentle movements are your friend
- Use it regularly, even if you feel good, you’ll feel better after being on the inversion table.
After 2.5 years of owning an inversion table, I still highly recommend it to people, and I still like the one I purchased. While the one I have does fold up, I’ve never had the need to do that as it has it’s own space in the garage.
If you are still on the fence about buying one, see if anyone you know has one you can try, you’ll only need to go on it once or twice to see how much it can help you.