Inversion tables / Gravity Boots... anyone have any experience with them?

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  1. MaineSucks

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    I'm thinkin something like this might be a good investment for the ol back. you guys have any experience with it?

    something that could fit in a dorm would be ill
     
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    aint the same thing... im looking to hang upside down, decompress the ol back
     
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    no links yet... im trying to find something that makes sense for a dorm room

    the doorway onces arent secure enough... i gotta see how small the actual table folds up to be, maybe i can throw it behind our futon or something
     
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    strikes me as a gimmick

    get a plan of wood, get some canvas, get some hooks

    screw hooks into wall

    screw L shape piece of metal to end of wood

    screw canvas strap to end of plank
     
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    my ass fat?

    surely the estrogen filled sacks on your chest are making you dilusional?
     
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    just hang with your arms off a tree branch or pull up bar.. its the same effect.
     
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    Actually its hardly a gimmick.

    Its been often reccomended especially for those with lower back problems such as disc compressions or herniated discs.

    But because of the new infomercials on its, its definitely understandable to assume so.

    I believe undefined has one.
     
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    My dad fell off a roof when I was kid and bought an inversion table shortly thereafter. It really does feel pretty good to hang on one for a few minutes.

    It feels like it streches you out differently than hanging by your arms or with your knee's locked over something.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    So what is the theory behind them? That the hanging upside down takes pressure off the spine allowing it heal or what? Is this is proven thing?
     
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    just think about it... our upperbody weight pulling down on the spine, hang upside down you get the opposite effect. nice stretch for the back, theory has it that it can help realign the back and undo the effects of poor posture, help circulation, etc.

    i think it would feel amazing every day, but even better after a heavy squat day
     
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    I understand the theory behind it but it seems kinda like a gimic. IF it really worked wouldn't it be used more? I do not think that hanging upside down causes the bones in your spine to come appart and then go back together the right way. I do think it could be a good stretch for muscles.
     
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    Chiropractors believe in it. My ART practitioner recommended it to me as well.

    Of course... we can also ask how many people believe in chiropractors in the first place.
     
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    either way, simple physics tells me its gonna separate my spine and that sounds very appealing. i gotta find a store around me and try one out
     
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    You know your body has things that keep it together when gravity is not forcing it together. So are my arm bones not connected when my arm hangs down? Same for my wrist and fingers?
     
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    HOLY SHIT? really? :noes::noes::noes:
     
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    Your not really answering anything, I am trying to understand why this would work
     
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    yeah i just re-read your post

    you cant really compare the spine to other bones in your body. by hanging upside down your bodyweight will separate the vertebrae, its just how the spine is. you spine isnt one solid piece of bone, obvious it flexes and can separate or compress. having a lot of weight pulling down compresses the spine, reversing the process separates it and feels great. it relieves a lot of back stress
     
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    whats tractioning?
     
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    Have any of you heard of VAX-D? I was contemplating trying it for my herniated disc. It is suppose to decompress the spine similar to the inversion table I think.
     
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    when you put someone in traction, it's generaly a device that attaches to a leg that pulls the leg out and holds it straight. looks like this..


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