Teeter Hang Ups FitSpine R.E.D Inversion Table w/ Ergonomic Flex Tech
DO YOU SIT ALL DAY? Do you do yoga 2x a day? No?
THEN, read this!!! I work at a keyboard for 10 -12 hours a day, 5 days a week. I used to have misalignment in my neck weekly and get horrible migraines due to posture and stress. My only relief was spending a ton of money going to a chiropractor at least once a week. Well, I stopped that because I heard from my friend who has one of these, that this works miracles. IT DOES. At first when you use it, you will be sore. That's because all of your tight, shortened ligaments from sitting and not stretching - are finally being stretched out! I first felt it in my lower back and hips. Now, using it at least once a day, for about 5 to 10 minutes stretches out everything and yes, you will even feel your vertibrea moving and popping (which does feel great!) This is NOT a light weight, portable piece, however, it does fold easily and can be leaned against a wall when not in use. I have mine set up in my walk-in closet which keeps it out of the way, and when I'm on it, I am in a quite place and can relax. If you are serious about your back, try this. I LOVE IT!
I don't have any spinal issues. I bought this because I don't want to have the curved spine and walk with my head facing the floor, the way I see so many old folks doing. I have to agree with the other reviews that say it's REALLY heavy. I got it intending to take it outside on my porch and use it for 15 min each day, and bring it back inside, but #1 - it says not to use it outside (I really can't imagine why not), and #2 - it's WAY too heavy for me to do that. It took us 2 hr to put it together and another hour to get it adjusted for my height. I'm not sure what height actually fits me, but NOT the place the directions say should fit. The ankle part is quite comfortable, but the table is not. I put a pillow lengthwise under me. The bottom of the pillow is at my butt, and the top is at my head. That makes it more comfortable. Using my arms to control the tilt of the table only sort of works. Can't say it doesn't work at all, but it doesn't work very well. I definitely have to use the side handles, but that's not hard. I haven't graduated yet to hanging at 60 degrees, but I should get there soon. It'll be 20 yr before I know if it does what I got it for, but I'm sure it will.
Not as easy as it looks
This was not easy to put together nor is it easy to move. It takes to people to move it and then it's very heavy. That is a good thing because it means its strong and sturdy but you cant store it anywhere if you ever want to use. I t also very hard to make go up and down by just using your arms. It is also very hard on your back. I will be keeping it as it will cost a fortune to send it back and my hubby will use it some. So far he can't tell that it works or does anything but make his back hurt worse because it is so hard. I'm going to put a blanket on it and see if that works.
Teeter Hang Up
Awsome!!! No back surgery anytime soon. Great for blood flow and restrictions.
This inversion table is very sturdy and comfortable on the ankles. Does a great job in helping me open up the spine and giving a good stretch to my back. It is a little heavy and not easy to move without help. I just leave it set up, so I can use it every day. I do need the bars to get back to an upright position, but I have no complaints. It does the job well.
I Dig it!!
I so dig it! My back has been cracking and making new noises from different spots and I get a little rush of endorphins I think.
I haven't really had any back pain for over 15 years but I see older folks and their posture and alignment look pretty bad. So I decided to do preventative maintenance on my back a few years back and would recommend this maintenance to anyone who sees the benefit of the work.
I like it
I bought this to help stretch and relax pinched nerves / muscles in neck, shoulders and limited ranges of motion in arm. This is not a miracle cure by any means but the inversion does passively stretch muscles that you can not stretch otherwise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I would highly recommend this Teeter Hang up table. Was straight forward to put together, very steady and secure.to use. The trick is to play with the length and other adjustments to "fit" your height and balance your weight so you can tilt back by using your arms. Once adjusted, it is very easy to use. I appreciate the easy to reach lock- in mechanism at your ankles! Check with your Dr. if you have any heart or eye problems because inversion does increase / aid blood flow to the head and back to the heart..Which has also decreased my leg pain due to vericose veins and poor circulation. Inversion may not work for everone but when it does, it feels great!!!
Great so far...
I have herniated and bulging discs in my neck and low back from auto accidents. I also have horrible sciatic pain that when it flares up, I am reduced to tears! I love stretching out on this table! It actually makes me feel as though I am standing straighter, too! Very sturdy and looks more updated and not as therapeutic as some others I have seen...
The instructions to install this product are very confusing, the DVD that contains installations and how to use instructions doesn't work, very difficult to store away unless you have two people to carry it (where is the benefit of improving your back if you end up breaking your back moving this very heavy equipment?)
The hard surface hurts my back so if you have trouble being in a horizontal position with your back resting against a hard surface, this is not for you.
Finally, when I tried to use it I quickly found out that I couldn't bring myself back up by raising my arms(as instructed) and I had to grab the handles on the side(not instructed) or rely on my son to bring me back in a standing position.
It is to difficult to return this item so I am stuck with it and I wasted $320.00.
VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED!
Disappointed with wrong hardware
Got to step 2, insert 2 bolts with washer and nut, to find bolts appear at least 1/4 inch short. End of bolt won't protrude through hole. Also, unable to play DVD in laptop player, blue ray player, or standard DVD player. Phoned customer svc for help. Rep could not locate our purchase in the system, citing that purchase was too recent. Was extremely polite, but regretfully no help. Once we verified we were attempting to use proper bolts for this step, she conceded that perhaps the manufacturer had made an error. Resolution was that she would ship new bolts as well as another DVD. It will come fedex & take 7-10 days. Hope the bolts are longer b/c what we were provided with is useless. Confidence is low. This neglectful issue makes me give additional thought as to whether I can trust the product. May later consider rewriting this review if we can get the item assembled. disappointed for now.
Not as easy as video
If you're 5'5", regular weight, you have to set it at 5'7" or 5'8" in order to get it to go backward. On tv, the people just lifted their arm to return to the position to start to undo the feet/hanging position. This did not work for me. I had to pull myself up using the handrails and that's not easy, especially when you first get the article.
Had to return and I'm sure that will be about $40 to return it because it's 79/80 pounds.
Helps My Scoliosis
I developed severe scoliosis-(curvature of the spine)-as a child of 12, had surgery way back then-(1969)- a Harrington Rod placement that fused 7 vertebrae in my upper back. I have an s-curve , but the bottom curve which is also very severe was left alone. It never slowed me down, I skydived for years, rode horses,swam , mountain climbed, hang glided.- nothing bothered me. As I have aged-the lower curve has caused innumerable problems. Chronic pain, numbness in my legs, days when I could not bend over and pet my dogs, but by far the worst has been chronic sciatica on my left side. Then, a couple of years ago I purchased one of these, and it has changed my life. I need to preface this with saying if you have a back deformity always check with a doctor, or have a chiropractor use one of these on you for a couple of sessions, before you invest. For me my doctor recommended I go slow-(meaning do not go immediately into total inversion )- and make sure it does no harm. My lower curve is a 90 degree angle-my spine bends all way to the left side of my waist, and is twisted backwards. By using this 1-3 times a day, for whatever mount of time I can stay inverted, it has to relieve the impingement on my nerves, alleviates the sciatic pain, and I stand taller. Add to that strengthening of my core and abdominal muscles to hold the results in place, I am able to live a somewhat normal life. It is far better than the very expensive 4 x a year epidurals, acupuncture and pain meds. I am not saying this is a cure, and that I still don't have to resort to these occasionally, only that it has been very beneficial to me. I believe that if not for this I would have been in a wheel chair by now. If you are a normal healthy individual I would jump all over this- it will help to keep you from having that slouch, and back curvature that comes with aging. A side note I can remember my dad hanging by his ankles and doing inverted "sit ups" using the old fashioned boots that attached to a bar in your door jam. He was always in great shape, and stood tall to the day he passed.