Innova Inversion Table
The Innova inversion table is one of the hottest options out there on the market for a very good reason. It clocks in at a super affordable price point, and it is a cinch to use.
Making adjustments to this design is super quick and easy, and it boasts super comfortable ankle grips that feel incredibly secure without digging into your skin.
This design allows you to adjust the pitch of the table to slowly ease you into a more intense recovery session.
It also has features that allow you to make adjustments to the unit without the need of bending over, which is perfect for those with lower back pain. It has a comfortable padded frame and includes a removable lumbar support pad to ensure that your back stays protected.
Below, I wanted to take a deep dive into the advanced features that make the Innova inversion table a great choice to add to your recovery sessions.
Accommodates users ranging from 4’10’’ to 6’11
300-pound weight capacity
Does not wobble while in use
Easy to make quick adjustments to the angle of the table
Wide frame with comfortable cushioning
Additional lumbar support
Affordable price point
Very difficult to assemble
Inversion therapy is a great way to give your hard-working back a break. As you move throughout the day, gravity does its best to put undue pressure on your back and squish all of your vertebrae together.
By using an inversion table, you can simply use gravity to create space between the discs in your spine which can really help alleviate pressure. It’s a great tool for deadlifts that continuously dial up the pressure on their spine and suffer front lower back pain as a result. Of course, this machine isn’t a cure-all, but rather a tool in your tool belt.
By using inversion therapy in conjunction with daily targeted stretches is the perfect cocktail for ongoing relief from back pain.
It’s also important to note that you shouldn’t just dive straight into the deep end when using the Innova Inversion table. Physical therapists often recommend starting off at a shallow 15 degrees angle and hanging out for no more than one or two minutes. As you adjust to each angle, you can dial up the intensity of the incline as needed.
Overall, you should never use these tables more than 5 minutes at a time. The ideal use for this table should be 3-5 minutes that is used no more than twice a day.
Ensuring a good stretch means that an inversion table accommodates the size of your body. This machine is able to support users that measure to be just 4’10 inches all the way up to 6’6’’.
What I love about this machine is that the height adjustments are clearly labeled on the steel bars of the machine to ensure that you are in the right position for your body. If you measure to be 5’4’’, pull the pin out of the machine and extend the bar until it reaches 5’4’’ and snap it back in place.
By labeling the height adjustments in inches (rather than using a scale of 1-10), it takes the guesswork out of finding your perfect position for your body type.
What I also love about the adjustability of this machine is that you are able to adjust the decline by degrees that are clearly labeled on the machine.
It allows you to adjust the decline up to six different levels that include 15, 30, 45, 60, and 85 degrees. To adjust the angle, simply pull off the pin and pop it into your desired position. You can even adjust the headrest to find that perfect position that supports your head as well.
One of the things that I love about the adjustments to this machine is that they can all be made while you are mounted on the machine (with the exception of the height adjustment).
Once your feet are locked in place, you can continue to adjust the decline of the bench right on the machine. It’s super easy to use, and the labeled settings make it a cinch to find that perfect angle for your needs.
While the tent-like design may appear like it is foldable- it’s not. It will take up quite a bit of room in your home gym, so be sure that you set aside at least 7 feet of floor space to properly use your table without bonking your head on a wall!
While the machine is fairly tall, it should comfortably fit in most indoor spaces such as bedrooms or basements with lower ceilings.
EASE OF USE
What I love most about the Innova Inversion table is that all of the adjustment features are clearly labeled, and the entire device is super easy to use.
This machine also takes into consideration that most users are suffering from some type of back pain, so it includes features that limit the need for bending. For instance, many machines require you to almost bend in half to fasten the ankle straps to your legs.
What I love most about this machine is that it has a long ankle mount handle that allows you to lock the ankle straps in place without the need be bending in the slightest.
Once your ankles are locked in place, the long handles on the side of the unit allow you to slowly push yourself back. Even if you don’t have a lot of upper body strength, the unique design of this table, the smooth pivots, and supportive handrails make pushing yourself into position super easy.
Once you have reached your desired decline, the bench securely locks in place and will not budge from your desired decline.
One of the biggest downsides of this machine is that assembly is a bit of a nightmare. Even if you know your way around a toolbox, be prepared to spend the better part of an afternoon putting your table together.
It comes completely disassembled and the instructions are clear enough to get the job done but a little bit frustrating. Many users found that this table took at least 2 hours to completely assemble, and sometimes it required a quick trip to the hardware store.
By leaning over backward, you are putting a lot of trust not only in the machine itself but also in your handyman skill!
If you feel your skills are a little lacking, it may be in your best interest to hire the pros to assemble your device for you. I recommend opting for the expert assembly option when you make your purchase to ensure that your table is put together the right way (and to spare yourself an afternoon of frustration).
The expert assembly almost costs as much as the table itself, which is a bit of a bummer, but it’s worth it in the long run.
One of the reasons that the Innova Inversion table is so popular is that it clocks in at a super reasonable price point. When compared to similar designs out there on the market, the price point is almost half as much as the higher-end models from brands such as Teeter.
When you compare the Innova design to brands such as Teeter, many of the advanced features are very similar.
The Innova inversion table has smart adjustability features, a comfortable backrest, and an overall easy-to-use design that gets the job done just as easily as higher-end designs out there on the market, making this option the overall better value.
Comparison to Previous Versions
Everything about the standard and the premium table is virtually the same with one key difference: the ankle supports. The premium version provides users with larger and more comfortable ankle supports, which takes the pressure off of your ankles when declining at higher degrees.
One of the biggest improvements made to the premium design is the addition of the long-reach ankle locking mechanism. On the older design, you need to bend over to lock the ankle harness in pace.
With the premium design, the longer handle allows you to lock your ankles in place without the need to bend over, which is ideal for users that suffer from lower back pain.
It had an easy-locking ankle harness that will not dig into your skin, and adjustment features that contour to your unique build. The smooth pivoting system allows you to easily decline into your desired position even if you don’t have a lot of upper body strength.
It’s made from high-end materials that will not wobble while in use and allows users to slowly ease into a more intense angle with ease.
If you are on the hunt for a great way to alleviate chronic lower back pain that is a result of your high-intensity training schedule or you just want to give your hard-working spine a bit of relief, the Innova Inversion table is worth checking out!