Inversion therapy at home is now possible, thanks to companies like Innova Fitness who design top of the line tables at reasonable prices. This is a more basic inversion table, and it doesn’t come equipped with any fancy extras, but it does have a reputation for durability and stability, both of which are essential to safe and effective inversion therapy.
Their budget-friendly Innova Fitness inversion tables are not quite as flexible as some of the leading inversion tables, but for basic home use, the ITX9800 is a great choice.
Innova Inversion Table Review — ITX9800: Overview and Features
Inversion therapy is designed to relieve pressure on the spine, nerve roots, discs, and ligaments, by elongating the spine and improving blood circulation. This makes the Innova Fitness ITX9800 an ideal inversion table if you’re looking for back pain treatment at home.
The Innova table can also be used for intense core exercises such as crunches and sit-ups. Many fitness enthusiasts recommend inversion tables for solid core workouts two to three times a week. This table will use gravity to make your workout more challenging, and as you probably know, a more challenging workout often means impressive results. So, if you’ve always wanted to try inversion table exercises in order to finally get that six-pack, this low-priced model by Innova Fitness can be a great buy. And as mentioned before, the ITX9800 Innova table is also a good choice for people in need of inversion therapy treatment for ongoing upper or lower back pain.
Unlike the Teeter EP-960 LTD inversion table, which only offers a total of three preset inversion angles, this model by Innova Fitness includes five presets to choose from. This makes the table more beginner-friendly and allows you to gently invert.
The assembly process is fairly easy. The manufacturer made the process much simpler by packaging the screws, nuts, and bolts in groups based on steps. The entire process can take one to two hours.
Ankle Holder System
Unfortunately, the ankle support system is sorely lacking. For some, the discomfort will be immediate. For many, a good solution is to wear thick socks and pants to make treatment more comfortable.
Preset Angle System
This table utilizes a new inversion design that consists of a five-position inversion pin. This allows you to independently invert choosing from one of the five preset angles.
Inversion settings include:
- Forty-five degrees
- Eighty-five degrees
Unfortunately, the table cannot invert beyond eighty-five degrees, while top-selling models are able to invert up to one hundred and eighty degrees.
However, most people tend to only invert at a sixty-degree angle. Yet this type of limitation can be a big drawback for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who plan to use the table for intense core workouts.
User Weight Capacity
This table has an impressive max user weight capacity of three hundred pounds, which is what you would normally expect from a higher priced model. It can also accommodate users measuring in at four feet, ten inches tall, up to six feet, six inches.
The extra-wide backrest also makes the table more suitable for larger users.
The table is made out of heavy gauge steel tubing, so you know this is a table that’s built to last.
The backrest features an extra-wide, extra-long design that allows the table to easily accommodate larger users. The surface of the table features thick, supportive padding, which makes therapy more comfortable. This added comfort can encourage consistent use.
This product is covered by a one-year warranty on all parts.
The handlebars are covered in a soft touch foam and they allow you to slowly invert without any assistance. In order to smoothly invert, simply put your arms over your hand and the table will gently invert to the desired position based on where you’ve placed the pin. You won’t need to use the inversion handles again until treatment is done and you’re ready to go back into the original position.
The table weighs in at just fifty-five pounds, which makes this table easy to move and store once treatment is over. The foldable design allows you to quickly and easily collapse the table. Most models of foldable inversion tables weight twenty or thirty pounds more, which can make it difficult to transport the table from room to room.
The table features a couple of adjustment systems: one is dedicated to the table’s height, while the other is for the backrest pad. The backrest is much thicker and more durable than what you’d expect from a table in this price range.
Inversion therapy isn’t something you want to dive into, in fact he manufacturer states that you should begin with short three to five-minute sessions at a lower degree of inversion. Some users may experience nausea and headaches if they spend too much time on the table during the first week or two of treatment. Begin by using the lowest setting, which is the fifteen-degree angle. Your first session should not last more than five minutes. The average inversion session only ranges from eight to ten minutes in length, one to two times daily. After a week at the lowest setting, you can increase the table to thirty-degrees or up to forty-five degrees, increasing the length of the session by two to three minutes.
- Highly adjustable
- Lightweight design
- Comfortable table surface
- Five preset angles
- Safety inversion handles included
- Extra-wide backrest
- The table cannot invert fully
- Uncomfortable ankle locking system