Upside down health: Teeter hang ups

The use of teeter hang ups to our health.

 

Teeter Hang UpsIt is amazing that when I look at the fitness industry as a whole there is little information on pre-hab, in other words, injury prevention.

There is a lot on rehab once you have been injured but what is the point of an exercise program if your body doesn’t recover in the mean time? When I researched the subject I found that decompressing the joint is an important part of health and it makes intuitive sense.

Loading your muscles with tension obviously stimulates growth but it also creates a chain of tension that runs all along the body. If this chain is not released after workouts then you are putting yourself in a position where your muscles are loaded. Like any material a constant load will eventually cause fatigue and a break in chain which is when injuries occur.

Inversion is not surprisingly an effective way to unload the joints. Teeter hang ups inversion equipment have been on the market for many years, they are a good way to experience inversion therapy in the comfort of your own home.


Granted when you do a teeter hang ups inversion for the first time it can feel very uncomfortable, with blood rushing to your head but performed over time your body adapts and it is able to handle the transient increase. Obviously if you are unwell with blood pressure problems and concerns with your eye pressure, be sure to consult your doctor before investing in one.

What are different teeter hang ups equipment?

 

Hang ups inversion table are slightly different in that they are on the ground as opposed to teeters which can be mounted on a wall or on a door frame. Inversion therapy tables allow easy access to inversion therapy with more control and less stress of getting into the equipment.

These types of inversion tables are more suited for rehabilitative type work whilst the hang ups on door frames are for more athletic types who are pushing the limits of their workout.

With an inversion table you are not able to do upside down crunches, even a quality inversion table doesn’t provide you that option as it is design primarily for healing rather than for exercise. Teeter inversion products have doorway inversion systems which can be in the form or a rack with boots or a simple inversion bar.

Inversion exercises as the name suggests is performed in an inverted position where tension from a workout is negated as you hang upside down. You are supported mainly in your ankles. It is good for people with compressive spinal problems, head and neck injuries and especially back pain.

Teeter hang ups is one great tool at home that can be used for prehab and also rehab if you have the setup right. Tables are definitely more for rehabilitation. Gravity can easily work for you, by hanging upside down, your muscles experience relief that is normally not possible in the standing position.

While upside down helps relieve the tension, it can also be used to strengthen your core as you have your entire body weight to press up against. This action makes a normal sit up much more challenging as your body is stretched out. Weights are not required although you can increase the difficulty further by using weighted plates.

Inversion therapy needs to be targeted to work. Well worth trying if you suffer from back pain and need some gravity assisted traction. So why not improve your health upside down? Try using teeter hang ups now!

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