Teeter Inversion Tables

Teeter Inversion tables are pretty popular and for good reason. Founded in 1981, they've been making top quality inversion products for almost 3 decades, and they got started because the owner found hanging upside down helped his own back pain.

The table I use is a Teeter Hang-Ups but I can't remember what model - I've had mine since 2001. What I'll do for you here is describe their top few models and a few competitors, and you can choose which one suits you best.

If you haven't yet read about the benefits of inversion tables, click here.

For the differences between inversion tables, inversion benches, and gravity boot, and why I recommend inversion tables to my patients, click here.

Teeter Inversion Table EP-550

Whether you want to enjoy better posture, reduce back pain, or simply minimize your daily stress load, the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 inversion therapy table makes a terrific choice. Inversion therapy works by placing your body in line with the downward force of gravity. In the process, inversion elongates the spine, increases the space between the vertebrae, and relieves the pressure on discs, ligaments, and nerve roots. And less pressure means less back pain, as well as fewer headaches and neck problems. Inversion is an ideal therapy for people with persistent spine and muscle problems, in addition to athletes who frequently push their body out of whack through repetitive muscle motions, such as runners, weightlifters, skiers, bikers, and golfers. Studies suggest that inverting yourself a mere 25 degrees for even a few minutes per day can have tremendously positive effects.

The EP-550 is outfitted with such features as Flex Technology, which allows the backrest to bend accommodate your stretches for greater mobility and range of motion; an adjustable foot platform with two settings, allowing you to find the optimum position for ankle comfort and security; and an EZ Angle tether strap, which offers preset angles at 20, 40, and 60 degrees, along with custom angles depending on your preferred position. Other details include an adjustable head pillow for maximum comfort, an instructional DVD, and a 300-pound user capacity. The EP-550, which accommodates people as tall as 6 feet 6 inches, carries a five-year warranty.

Teeter Inversion Table EP-950

The Teeter Inversion Table EP-950 employs the latest Teeter Flex technology plus more! The new, EP-series tables incorporates injection molded construction and flex technology to accommodate maximum stretching and greater range of motion. In addition the EP-950 includes Teeters ratchet ankle lock system for a more comfortable ankle fit, Over EZ handles, EZ Stretch Traction handles, EZ Angle Tether strap which moves with the user.

The Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 Inversion Table is designed similar to the F9000 model. The table rotates on a pivot system controlled by simple arm movements (rotation is accomplished by shifting the weight of the arms). The table smoothly and easily rotates to any comfortable angle, allowing for oscillation and intermittent traction. The adjustable roller hinges allow you to pre-select three levels to control the aggressiveness of rotation, and the tether strap allows you to pre-select your maximum angle of inversion.

Teeter Inversion Table F5000

If you're plagued by back pain, stiff joints, or suffer from stress overload, consider the Teeter Inversion Table F5000, which helps to counter the effects of too much time spent sitting, standing, or moving repetitively. It's also a great way to add extra crunch to exercises like sit-ups. The F5000 is specially engineered to provide a comfortable and secure inversion experience. The equipment features heat-treated, high quality carbon steel and triple-plated chrome.

The Teeter Hang Ups F5000 rotates on a pivot system. With simple arm movements (rotation is accomplished by shifting the weight of the arms), the table easily rotates to any comfortable angle. The smooth rotation allows for oscillation and intermittent traction. Adjustable roller hinges allow you to pre-select three levels to control the aggressiveness of rotation, and the tether strap allows you to pre-select the maximum angle of inversion. Comfortable ankle clamps hold you securely while inverting.

Mine looks like this one, but the F5000 is a newer version, I'm sure.

Teeter Hang-Ups Vibration Cushion for EP Models

Revive and energize tired, sore muscles with the Teeter Hang Ups Vibration Cushion with Far Infrared Neck Arch Support. The powerful vibration motors in the cushion combine with the therapeutic benefits of Far infrared heating technology in the neck arch support to help soothe muscle aches and stimulate surface circulation. Uniquely designed for use with the Teeter Hang Ups EP Series Inversion tables, the Vibration Cushion with Far Infrared Neck Arch Support comes with features to maximize your inversion experience.

The Gravity 4000 boasts a durable tubular steel frame, a scratch-resistant powder-coated finish, and a memory-foam-vinyl-covered backrest with a removable lumbar pillow. More importantly, the inversion system is a breeze to use: once you rest your body against the nylon backrest and slip your feet into the ergonomically molded ankle cushions, simply reach your arms over your head. As your arms go up, your body gradually inverts up to 90 degrees. The only inputs are your energy and gravity itself.

Users will also appreciate the tough rubber non-skid floor stabilizers, which keep the table stable while you invert, and the extra-long safety handles, which provide an easy return to an upright position. Other details include a height-adjustable frame up to 6 feet 6 inches; support for up to 350 pounds; vinyl safety side covers to protect hands and fingers; three starting inversion angles; and a patented, palm-activated adjusting ratchet ankle locking system. The Gravity 4000, which folds into a compact footprint for easy storage, measures 26 by 65 by 49 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 75 pounds.

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