If you are a larger size person, these heavy duty Inversion Tables with high weight capacities are sure to be of some health benefit. While Inversion Tables are popular for lower back pain and massaging, as a heavy person an Inversion Table could prove to be more of a health benefit than pain relief. Because of the upside down nature of using an Inversion table it’s very important to check with your Doctor as to whether it’s a good idea or not. As the highest weight rating Inversion table we could find is up to 350 lbs. it’s pretty clear that obese people should not being hanging upside down.
There are some health risks of using an Inversion Table, especially as a bigger person. Always, I repeat always have someone by your side on the first few times using the table. Just like you would have a spotter in the Gym. Again, consult your Doctor especially if you have high blood pressure, Glaucoma or other eye problems and heart disease. It’s not worth causing further problems to your health.
However, there are some very relevant benefits to an overweight person using an Inversion table which we will now briefly touch on before taking a look at the best heavy duty Inversion Tables.
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The Ironman 4000 inversion table is the only table I could find with a weight capacity of 350 lbs. Fortunately it turned out to be a winner as well. What I liked most about this model is the Infrared Therapy embedded into the back rest. While it cost more than the model without infrared therapy, the added benefits are more then worth it for me. This extra treatment also assists in better blood circulation which can assist in a speedier recovery for injuries, helps to reduce stress levels and expediting the healing of strains and even sprains. The Infrared feature is also good for people with Fibromyalgia as the heat is great on the hips.
Surprisingly this table has a full 180% turn, which is remarkable considering it has a high weight capacity of 350 Lbs. Now if you are 350 Lbs on the dot, I would be very careful as this is the weight limit. Which more often then not is a guideline. In saying this, the Ironman 4000 is one heavy duty inversion table. The construction of this table is phenomenal. The best on the market in my opinion and it’s doesn’t take a scientist to put this thing together either.
The Innova ITM 4800 table is a great choice for big and tall people due to its 300 lbs weight capacity and a maximum user height of 6″6. Whats the true stand out point for me when I look at the Innova inversion table is how ergonomically sound it is. Being comfortable is one thing, but being comfortable with a gentle massage at the same time is something else.
The bench is very well padded and even has a well padded and fully adjustable headrest. So as long as you are below 6 foot 6 inches you can shift where you need the head rest. It doesn’t stop with the pillow either, the lumbar support is amazing. This is something the infrared Ironman is sadly missing. With the lumbar support cushion you can line it up perfectly with the area of your back that is tense, sore, in pain etc. Once you have it in position you can also use the heat or vibration massage feature to really get to work on those tight tough muscles. A truly wonderful addition to this inversion bench and the buttons to control these massage features is right near where your hands are located for easy access. This is powered by mains, while the cord is rather long you should try to stay close to the power source for safety reasons.
The ankle holding system is another ergonomically design meant to add to a pain free and enduring experience. I found them to be very well padded with sufficient enough padding that shoes are not even required. This will obviously depend on your feet condition and tolerance to skin contact. Comfort out of the way, the construction is on par with the Ironman being heavy duty steel tubing with the capacity to handle up to 300 lbs. There are 4 different lock positions when you get on board. 180, 160, 140 and 120 degrees. When in the 180 degree position you are not entirely up and down, a fraction off. But this is due to safety of the pin and shouldn’t be removed to get a full 180 degree.
The Merax Inversion table is yet another quality heat and massage option. The back padding on this model is rather thick and really assists in the inversion process. The heated massage cushion runs vertical up you back and stops at the neck. The heat feature is a little less intense compares to the other two, but the vibration effect hits just the right spots. Unfortunately there is no real head rest, so it can be a bit firm on the back of your head. A pillow or towel may need to be used as a head rest.
Like the Innova model, this too stops just short of 180 degrees unless you remove the bar which could result in safety issues. Which is not recommended as you still get great benefits from the allocated slots. I do love how the ankle clamps are well padded and oversized with a softer foot rest bar compared to that of the Ironman 4000. Overall, the Merax is a great heavy duty Inversion table with a high weight capacity of 300 lbs. It’s missing just a couple little extra that the other two tables boast, but shines in regards to storage and transport. Unfortunately the instructions for putting this thing together are not the best. Something Merax should improve on and possibly add a decent head rest. Otherwise its not a bad inversion table for overweight people.