How to Use an Inversion Table - Basic Mechanics

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You begin by adjusting the inversion table to your height. This is an important step in order to make sure your head and back will be supported properly. All inversion tables are height adjustable and are usually labeled in inches. Sometimes the scale may be off by an inch or two so it is important for you to make sure that your head is in the proper position before inverting. Adjust the inversion table to your height
Adjust the safety strap You will also need to decide how far you want to invert yourself. At what angle would you feel most comfortable? All inversion tables should come with a safety strap. The strap should be adjusted so you can reach your angle of choice. While inverting, the safety strap will be pulled taught and prevent the table from inverting any further.
The next step is to secure your ankles. Most inversion tables work in the same manner. Put your feet on the support bar and adjust the ankle pads to the proper setting. Make sure they are locked in place before proceeding. Extra padding can be added around your ankles in order to make things more comfortable. Secure your ankles to invert
Gently invert yourself After these steps have been completed, you are ready to invert! Use your own body weight to gently invert yourself. Move slowly until you feel the safety strap pull tight. Relax as you lengthen and decompress your spine.
When you are ready to return to the upright position, use the handles for leverage and pull. It may take some time to get used to using the handles on your own. If you are using an inversion table for the first time, it is a good idea to make sure someone is nearby.




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