The most common questions we receive are along the lines of “How long should you hang on a Teeter?” and “How often should you use an inversion table?” You’ll find tips that address each question below… but truly, the best answer is to always listen to your own body and do what feels most comfortable to you!
How Long Should I Invert?
The answer depends on you! You should begin with 1-2 minutes per session and advance only as you feel comfortable. Keep in mind that frequency (inverting more often) is more important than duration (inverting for longer periods of time).
Over time, work up to 3-5 minutes or as long as it takes for your muscles to relax and release. While there is no predetermined time limit for using your inversion table, it’s important to listen and respond to your body and remember that inversion is about relaxation and enjoyment.
How Often Should I Invert?
To achieve maximum results, we recommend routinely inverting with the Teeter several times a day. Inversion is a great morning wake-up or evening wind-down in preparation for a good night’s sleep. Incorporate inversion into your fitness routine as a way to recover from high impact, compressive, or rotational activities. Or use your Teeter simply as a go-to tool for occasional relief from back pain and tension.
How to optimize your inversion experience
There are several ways to make the most of your Teeter and improve your inversion experience:
- Adding Acupressure Nodes to your Teeter offers customized pressure-point relief, helping to release tension, increase circulation, and relieve muscle discomfort while you invert. Order your Teeter today and receive the Acupressure Nodes plus an adjustable Lumbar Bridge for lower back support FREE.
- Maximize the benefits with 24 inverted stretches and exercises for beginner through advanced users – illustrated in the free Digital Guide that comes with each Teeter Inversion Table order.
- Take your comfort to the next level with a Vibration Cushion! The pulse and vibration can enhance inversion benefits by helping to temporarily relieve muscle tension and improving surface circulation.
- Experiencing some ankle discomfort? Try these tips for making your ankles more comfortable when you invert or pair the EZ-Up Gravity Boots with Adapter Kit with your inversion table for extra support and weight distribution. They are especially helpful if you enjoy full inversion for periods longer than five minutes or want to use your Teeter as an exercise station!