If you have never used an inversion table before, then you may be wondering where to start. It can seem daunting at first and the sensation of being upside down can take some getting used to. But the benefits undoubtedly make all this worthwhile. This article has all the advice you need on how to use an inversion table and you will soon be inverting in no time!
Secure your inversion table on a flat surface. Ensure that all the joints, straps and pivot points are correctly connected. Do this every time you use the table in order to avoid a serious accident.
Read your inversion table instructional manual thoroughly before attempting to use the table. It will support your body weight, so it is important that all the steps are done correctly. Make sure you have a friend with you when you use the inversion table for the first time, in case there are problems.
Wear athletic shoes when you use an inversion table. They will give you an extra firm support when the table locks into place. Never use the inversion table with bare feet.
Step into position, with your back toward the table. Raise your feet onto the steps one at a time. Lean forward with a straight back to pull up the lever and lock your feet in place.
Place the straps over your body. Inversion tables differ in how they secure your body in place. They may have an ankle bar, body strap or other device, so make sure all the safety gears are locked in place before inverting yourself.
Grasp the straps on either side of the table. You will push off these straps to invert your body.
Return to a horizontal position for 1 to 2 minutes when you start to come up from your inversion. This will allow the blood flow to adjust. Slowly return to the starting position before unhooking yourself and getting out.