Most inversion tables are made from steel. But the quality of steel used and how well your inversion table is assembled plays a critical role in the long-term durability and safety of the table.
When considering a table, ensure the height and weight capacities are adequate. Most tables fit up to 6’6” individuals with weight capacities from 250 – 350 lbs.
Good tables in UK will have a warranty to match the manufacturer’s confidence in their product. Perhaps the most reliable indicator of quality though is independent testing.
Studies we have seen show the best tables can be expected to last well over 60 years – practically a lifetime. Others experienced catastrophic failure within an estimated lifespan of just 5 months. Keep safety in mind as you choose your table.
Inversion can be discomforting until your body becomes accustomed to the change. Gradually increasing the angle of inversion allows your body to get used to inverting at its own pace.
When starting out, try inverting only 20-30 degrees for a few weeks. This gets your body used to inversion while still providing a mild stretch and improved circulation. Most benefits of inversion can be experienced at 60 degrees, though you may want the option of full inversion (completely upside down) for later strengthening exercises.
Look for tables which provide a full range of inversion angles with the ability to easily control the angle of incline.
Most inversion tables include some form of padding and/or head pillow. Surprisingly, many use padding to cover up an uncomfortable center bar on the main board.
Be aware that the padding on some tables may require you to wear special clothes while using it to enable a full stretch. Tables with a smooth surface and minimal drag saves you time changing clothes.
Most important to comfort is how secure and comfortable you feel while using the table. Ensure your feet and ankles are secured snugly without pinching. A wide and sturdy base provides more stability.
You may also enjoy your inversion therapy more using a model that minimizes rattling and squeaking during use. To find the best inversion tables in UK, it would be best to search on internet from reviews like this – Top 5 Best inversion tables UK.
If you’re like most people, you’ll only use your inversion table on a regular basis if it doesn’t take too much effort to set up and store away.
Look for a table with easy assembly. If it folds down for easy storage in a closet or under a bed and folds right back out for use you’ll be ahead of the game.