If you suffer from a degenerated or herniated disc, sciatica, or neck pain, or even if you are just looking to strengthen your core muscles and improve your posture, you may benefit from inversion. Teeter Hang Ups invert the body in various ways to build strength and improve physical health. You will want to find a table that suits your needs and learn to use it properly. Make sure to check with your doctor before inverting as it can be dangerous for those with heart or other health problems.
Manual Hang Ups
Do not be afraid of your inversion table. The first few times may a bit scary but you will get the hang of it soon enough. Make sure you have someone with you the first few you times you attempt to use it. Have them spot you while you are attempting to get situated. Make sure to invert slowly once you are mounted and strapped in. Try lowering about 10 degrees every 30 seconds until you are fully inverted. This will help eliminate shock and a massive blood rush to your head. You should use the same precautions when coming up to avoid dizziness or black outs. Take it slow and easy and you will be fine. If your doctor agrees, try to hang for at least five minutes. That should be enough time to allow for stretching and strengthening without pushing it too far. Once you have become accustomed to your Teeter Hang Up, try swinging back and forth and side to side in a controlled manner. Controlled swinging can help maximize and intensify your stretch. In order to receive the full benefits from inverting you should try to use your Teeter Hang Up every day.
Motorized Hang Ups
If you are averse to the idea of a manual inversion table, you may find inversion chairs or motorized tables to your liking. Motorized inversion tables are rotated by interlocking gears that turn the table by pushing a button. You can set the controls to stop at any degree of inversion and these tables operate without user specific adjustments. These hang ups are simpler to use but are considerably higher in cost than the manual versions. Teeter chairs are a little less intimidating as you are closer to the ground and there is not quite as much risk involved.