1. Purchase from a retailer with a flexible return policy. This allows you to try before you buy. Comfort is a personal choice and you want to be certain this is the right table for you.
2. Make sure the inversion table can support your height and weight. This enforces the stability and decreases the chance for a wobbly inversion experience.
3. Choose an inversion table with an adjustable ankle locking system that you can lock or tie tightly. Providing comfort with a secure fit will ensure that you continue to use it. This problem can be alleviated by extra padding on the restraints or accessories such as inversion boots.
4. Inversion tables that provide the desired results, pay for themselves. This is an investment in your health and lifestyle, so spend what you can and get the best table that your money can buy.
5. Research before you buy. The internet has offered a way to easily get inversion table reviews, ratings, and comparisons from actual users.
6. Your table should have arm assists or handlebars to allow you to easily pivot yourself into position. This provides extra support should you need help coming to an upright position.
7. Inversion tables with an A-frame design provide a solid foundation for stability. Whether getting an ab workout, stretching, or rotating to different angles, you want to be assured the equipment will not fail.
8. Heavier is better. Lighter inversion tables usually means using cheaper, lesser quality products. You want a high grade steel for the frame. Don’t be fooled by thick padding for the bed that just adds bulk. No skimping when it comes to safety.
9. Precision balancing is what makes an inversion table. This allows for controlled movements and rotations without moving too fast. These slow, smooth movements is what gives great results to the spine.
10. Look for the UL Mark when buying an inversion table. Because being inverted puts you in a vulnerable position, safety is vital. Be certain that the inversion table has been thoroughly tested and meets high safety standards.
11. The best inversion tables will have self-locking hinges, which prevents the untimely accidental detachment of the bed from the frame while in use.
12. Have squeak-free roller bearings to allow for quiet use with no creaking or squeaking.
13. Buy from a company with excellent customer service and product support to answer any questions you may have. Put them to the test and call yourself.
14. Look for a long warranty that covers all the major components and not just the frame which tends to be the part that will last the longest.
15. Be sure to plan for range of motion when planning for the space to use the inversion table.
16. Your equipment should come with an owner’s manual that shows you how to assemble and use the equipment. Support materials should be include printed manuals and a video or DVD. This is beneficial to cutting down assembly time and getting the most from it.
17. An easy release handle make getting in and out of an inversion table a breeze. This puts the ankle locking system at a closer reach.
18. Many of the best inversion tables feature quality nylon or mesh for the bed. Thick padding and memory foam are unnecessary for the backboard because they actually have been shown to prevent full decompression of the spine.
19. Mesh fabric on the backboard allows your perspiring body to cool off and is easier to clean with just a wipe.
20. Wrap around bars allow more control the speed of movement by walking your hands up or down until you reach your desired position.
21. Make sure there is an adjustable tether strap or pull-pin locking system to control the angle on inversion. Just set the angle, lock in, raise your arms above your head, and enjoy the advantages of inversion therapy.