Find out how relaxing inversion can be. Inversion tables are a piece of fitness equipment that allow you to invert your body at different angles to counteract the constant downward pressure of gravity. You can find inversion machines and tables in a variety of types at Kmart, from budget-friendly basic tables to inversion chairs that convert to a table as you invert. When you find the one that's right for you, accessorize it with inversion straps, boots and other inversion accessories to make your table more comfortable, relaxing and effective.
Soothe, stretch and relax your back with inversion tables from Kmart
Inversion therapy is recommended by many trainers, doctors and physical therapists to help counteract the force of gravity and relieve pressure on your joints and discs. With an inversion table you can gradually increase the angle at which you are suspended as you get used to it. Just strap your legs into the machine, lean back and raise your arms over your head. Once you are inverted, there are a number of movements you can do to stretch and exercise your muscles.
When looking at inversion tables remember that different models have different weight capacities, so you will have to take your body weight into account. Also keep in mind how much floor space you have available; just like treadmills, vibration machines and other fitness equipment, inversion tables can take up quite a bit of room. Fortunately there are models that can fold for easy storage under a bed or in a closet. If you're worried about having trouble getting in and out of the table, then an inversion chair might be best for you. These clever models are in the form of a chair that converts to a table as you invert.
Certain inversion tables also provide a controlled lock-out for full inversion, which means that you can hang completely upside-down. The feature can give you a great way to do your core training. As you're lying inverted, with the table locked-out so it won't swing, try doing a crunch or sit-up. This movement will engage the muscles of your abs to help you achieve that ripped six-pack look. You can even twist your body to the side as you crunch to hit your obliques.
If you're interested in inversion therapy but lack the time or floor space to get an inversion table, a pair of inversion boots might be a good solution for you. These boots clasp securely around your ankles and have a large, durable hook that you can use to suspend yourself from a pull-up bar or inversion bar. This gives you the benefits of full inversion in a fraction of the space. Here, again, you can perform abdominal movements; you can even add arm weights to your inverted sit-up routine as you get stronger.
Strength training and cardiovascular exercise are important, but don't forget the importance of relaxing and stretching. An inversion table can be a great way to end your workout, or a soothing supplement to your meditation or yoga routine. Here at Kmart you can find a variety of inversion tables from trusted brands like Teeter Hang Ups, Ironman and Sunny Health and Fitness.