Are you looking for an inversion system that is compact and doesn’t get in the way of other furniture in your house? Have you ever considered doorway inversion?
Simply put, you can get a doorway hanging rack that you place above any door in your home and use that space to do your inversion exercises and stretching. This equipment is easy to set up and install and takes up no floor space. It stays out of the way overhead, so you don’t necessarily need to move it after each use.
Virtually Effortless Install:
Actually, average install time is under a minute. Quick-disconnect locking brackets secure to the door frame, making the job quick, easy and secure all at the same time.
These run about the same price as the lower-end inversion tables, so they are quite inexpensive. They are ideal for people who don’t have extra space in their homes for an entire inversion table or who don’t want to make space for another piece of exercise equipment.
What to Watch Out For:
Before you buy one of these doorway inversion racks, there are some things you want to be aware of. First of all, you need a strong door frame. This can be easily tested using 2 people and is demonstrated in the video below. Homes built to code typically can handle the weight of this kind of system without a problem, but you do want to check to be sure.
A big difference between one of these doorway inversion racks and a traditional inversion table is the way you initially get your body inverted and then release yourself form the upside-down position. With a rack, users will need more body strength, specifically in the upper body. Additionally, if you are experiencing significant back pain, you may not be able to get yourself up into proper position.
Who Should and Should Not Get a Doorway Inversion Rack:
For this reason, I would only suggest a door frame inversion bar for people who (1) have upper body strength and (2) can easily and confidently maneuver themselves into the upside down position without any pain. If you are having doubts, check out the video below for instructions. The movement essentially requires a person to pull their legs into their chest and above their head.
Another way that this equipment differs from an inversion table is that the inversion bar boots are separate from the bar itself. Users first attach these boots to their ankles and then hook them onto the doorway bar once they have inverted themselves into an upside down position in the doorway.
The EZ Up Inversion Rack can hold to 250 lbs, and the package contains both the rack and the boots. There is no additional equipment that you are required to buy. The kit comes with a DVD that explains different stretches and exercises that the user can do.
Some people use these devices exclusively to strengthen their core by doing strenuous ab and back exercises. Hanging upside down increase the workload and therefore provides a tougher and more effective workout than simple laying on the floor doing crunches. That’s right, you don’t have to have back problems to reap the benefits of this device. In fact, having a stronger core can often prevent painful back issues.
That said, being able to stretch and strengthen at the same time is one of the major reasons that people buy the EZ Up Inversion Rack. It offers a lot of value for the money, while taking up minimal space.