Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table

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Editor’s Conclusion
A good inversion table is a great tool to help decompress your spine after brutal powerlifting or weight training routines, and the Teeter FitSpine X3 inversion table is one of the best options out there on the market.

I am no stranger to lower back pain, and I was constantly on the hunt for things that would provide me just a little bit of relief. I started investigating inversion tables after the recommendation from a friend and decided to give one a shot.

The Teeter FitSpine X3 is the only inversion table out there on the market that is registered by the FDA as a medical device, and it is packed with useful features to help your spine recover from your brutal workouts.

What I love most about this table is that it is super easy to use, accommodates a wide array of users, is super comfortable, and is compatible with extra accessories for more targeted relief.

Below, I wanted to take a deep dive into all of the features that make the Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table a worthy investment that your spine will thank you for!
Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table Review Facts
Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Compatible with a variety of accessories
Easy to adjust
High 300-pound weight capacity
Fast installation
Can be used for bodyweight exercises
Very stable ankle straps
Floating 8-point suspension for added comfort

Cons

Expensive

Key Features

USE

Powerlifting or weight training can take its toll on your back, even if you have textbook form! I am someone that can never quite get the form right (especially on my deadlifts) and my lower back pays the price.

Getting your form right is a journey, and taking advantage of the Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table will help to relieve pain, recover from injuries, and help you sleep better at night. There are a ton of different inversion tables out there on the market, but this table is considered to be the best of the best.

It is the only option out there on the market that has been certified by the FDA as a medical device, which makes it well worth the slightly higher price point.

Overall, I suggest this table for just about anyone that suffers from back pain. While powerlifters will benefit the most from this device, it’s also a good tool to have on hand for just about anyone.

If you stand on your feet all day, engage in cardio or bodyweight exercises, or are just in need of a really good stretch to help decompress your spine, this is a really great option.

What I also love about inversion tables is that you don’t have to dedicate a lot of time to gain a boatload of relief.

Using this device for just a few minutes each day is enough to help decompress your spine and relax those little stabilizing muscles that are always in use when you are standing upright. Unlike yoga or dynamic stretching, you only have to dedicate a tiny bit of your day to gain relief.

COMFORT

Unlike some of the other designs out there on the market, the Teeter FitSpine X3 does not have a padded backrest, and this was an intentional design feature. The hard plastic design accommodates a wide variety of accessories and has a slightly curved design that contours to the shape of your body. Padding is nice, but it is not necessary with these types of machines.

This table also boasts a floating 8-point suspension system that helps to support your body without putting undue pressure on points in your back while in use. The backrest may not have any padding, but it is incredibly flexible and contours to your unique frame.

Comfortable ankle harnesses are another super important feature that Teeter put a lot of thought into. There is nothing worse than ankle harnesses that dig into your skin, or that just don’t feel quite stable enough. The ankle harness on this design walks that fine line between maximum comfort and stability.

If you are using an inversion table, your back probably isn’t in the best shape, and Teeter recognizes this. It has an easy-to-reach handle that allows you to lock your ankles in place without the need to fold in half like some of the more budget-friendly tables out there on the market.

INSTALLATION

One of the things that I love most about this table is that it is incredibly easy to assemble. All of the main components are completely assembled, and all you need to do is insert the proper bolts to affix the various components together. Many users found that it took them under 20 minutes to go from the box to completely assembled, even when working alone.

Ensuring that your device is properly installed is very important because you are putting a lot of trust in this device when in use. To ensure that you install it right, Teeter includes a very complex app that takes you through the installation process with 3D pictures and helpful tips.

Even if you aren’t exactly a handyman, the included app and user guide CD ensures that you are quite familiar with your device and you understand how it works inside and out.

ACCESSORIES

The base model of this machine is a wonderful tool to help decompress your spine, but it is also compatible with a variety of extra accessories to help target specific muscle groups.

Teeter includes a few of these accessories with the purchase of your table, and extra accessories can be purchased from their store. The accessories that are included with your purchase are a set of acupuncture nodes and a lumbar bridge.

The backrest on this model has a few holes and slits in the design that I originally thought were simply for ventilation, but they actually serve a unique purpose.

The acupuncture nodes easily slip into the slots in the backrest and provide extra pressure to key areas on your back for added relief. Simply place the node where you are feeling a lot of tension (I always place them around my upper back) and tilt the table to a shallow angle and let gravity do the work!

The Lumbar bridge is another feature that lives on my table full-time. I am constantly working on my form during deadlifts because I often dump a lot of weight on my lower back.

One day, I will master my deadlift form so I won’t feel it in my lower back, but until that day comes I will continue to utilize the extra lower back support offered by Teeters lumbar bridge!

PORTABILITY

I know, these tables take up quite a bit of room in your home gym. If you are working with a small space, you are likely a little reluctant to use valuable real estate that can be used for weight machines for a recovery machine.

The good news with the Teeter FitSpine X3 is that it can be folded up to clear up space as needed or be tucked against a wall or even in a closet. This device folds in a matter of seconds similar to how you fold a folding chair.

While it doesn’t fold up completely flat, it will be thin enough to pop up against a wall for a little more room in your home workout area. The foldable feature of this design also works well in bedrooms or other small spaces as well.

PRICE

The Teeter FitSpine X3 is the best of the best out there on the market, and it has a price tag to reflect the superior design. While the price tag may be higher than other inversion tables out there on the market, I feel that this option is well worth every penny.

The floating 8-point suspension system helps to really contour to the shape of your back so it won’t feel like you are laying on a hard medieval torture device.

It’s also super easy to adjust, comes with a few accessories to help reach problem areas throughout your entire back, and is the only inversion table registered as a bonafide medical device by the FDA.

Verdict

If you need some serious back relief from your powerlifting or weight training routines, there is no better inversion table out there on the market than the Teeter FitSpine X3.

What I love most about this table is that it is comparable with a wide variety of accessories (many of which are included with purchase!) and it is registered by the FDA as a medical device.

While it doesn’t have a padded backrest, the floating 8-point suspension system offers a good deal of flex that contours to the shape of your body. It also has a high weight capacity of up to 300 pounds, which makes it ideal for just about anyone.

It may come in at a higher price point than other options out there on the market, but I feel that this table is an investment worth making!