The first item in this Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 inversion table review is the appearance of the product. It arrives boxed and flat-packed and consists of an anatomically formed, padded backrest mounted on a steel triangular frame about 4 feet across.
The Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 is distinguished from lesser models in the range by its wider, sturdier base in medical-grade steel, with plastic anti-scrape attachments and feet. To the sides, it features the larger Over-EZ advanced rotation controls, a tether with preset angle selections embroidered into its structure, and a distinctive long-reach handle that brings control of the ankle locks 9 inches closer to the user.
Roger Teeter’s company takes immense pride in the design and build quality of its inversion tables, and their ability to make them feel made to measure each individual’s body. The foot platform is a banner feature of the Teeter Hang Ups EP-950, with a three-way locking system operated by a long reach handle – a feature many satisfied reviewers are particularly grateful for. This deluxe model also features the Ankle Comfort Dial for easy adjustment either up or down of the footplates.
First, it is important to read the user manual, which is included with the Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 inversion table. For first time users, having a friend or spotter nearby is important to prevent injury. The user should place one foot at a time into the ankle grip. The user will then grasp the straps on the table and lower the inversion table to the most comfortable angle.
To complete the package and help you on your way, it comes with an instructional DVD featuring five stretching and exercise classes hosted by Dr. Shawn. Each lesson provides a different workout for the back and spine lasting 10 or 15 minutes.
It’s a high-quality product and it shows in the construction, the silently smooth movement and absence of play and rattles in the moving parts, and the reassuringly weighty, chunky metal parts and controls, in particular, those whose job is to hold you in place in safety. It feels balanced too, and it’s engineered to inspire confidence and encourage users to exploit the full inversion capabilities of the machines. Despite the premium feel, though, it’s priced competitively.
Easy and secure assembly is a selling point of all the Teeter Hang Ups range, and this high-end model is no exception with easy-to-follow instructions and no excessively heavy or tricky parts to handle. For storage, the Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 inversion table can be folded away to a slender width of 20 inches and under 6 feet high, for storing up against a wall or in a closet.
The Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 inversion table can be used to relieve back pain and discomfort up and down the spine, both in the upper and the lower back. Easing your body into a state of inversion by as little as 25 degrees stretches the spine, elongating the gaps between vertebrae and easing the spine into an aligned position that provides the ideal platform for dispersal of pressure and tension. Just a few minutes of inversion can provide an effective decompression to relieve pressure and inflammation on knees, ankles and lower limb joints. With the locking ankle grips, it can be safely used for dynamic movement such as sit-ups and crunches at any angle of inversion. Abdominal workouts and squats can be performed in inverted positions, to arrange the user’s body weight in the most comfortable of advantageous position.
- Upmarket design with outstanding comfort.
- Thoroughly engineered and solidly constructed.
- Anatomical padding and no awkward cover or hard surfaces on the backrest.
- Simplicity and accessibility of ankle lock, adjustable to fit different sizes of ankles feet in complete safety
Some accessories in the Teeter range are not compatible with this model. The acupressure Nodes, lumbar bridge, and more flexible ComfortTrak bed all require the Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 or Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 model. So if you need these specific features, choose a different model.
This Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 review highlights its accessories and desirable which makes it a tempting proposition. In particular, its ease of adjustment stands out, so if your mobility and reach it is limited, you’ll appreciate the ankle grips. This also means it can be quickly set up for multiple users of different shapes and sizes. The Teeter Hang Ups EP-950 inversion table is a well-engineered, sturdy option that will suit many users, whether it’s somebody recovering from trauma or surgery, looking for relief from chronic pain, seeking an alternative to regular physiotherapy, or just active soul who are regularly pushing and pushing their bodies and want something to ease recovery. Studies reveal that cyclists, golfers, skiers, and runners – anyone subjecting their muscles to repetitive stress – can also benefit from regular inversion sessions.