You don’t necessarily need to buy an inversion table to stretch out your back and decompress your spine. Some people use a traction bench to achieve similar benefits without having to hang upside down.
The Benefits of a Traction Bench for Relieving Pain:
Do you sit all day at an office desk or you have long, stressful commutes to work? A back stretching bench or “gravity table” can help relieve the compression that happens over time and typically ends up in some sort of chronic pain.
You can use a traction table or bench to help relieve problems like lower back pain, pinched nerves. This device is very helpful for helping to relax the back and increase circulation, which help with a variety of other tension and pain issues.
Performing Exercises on a Traction Bench:
In addition to spinal decompression, a good traction bench enables you to perform other exercises such as back hyper extensions, yoga poses and pilates core strengtheners.
Similar to inversion tables, these back stretching machines are a great value and provide more bang for the buck. People frequently use them for both strength training and therapy. You can even use it for both your workout routine and stretching out afterwards. It’s an easy-to-use device that pretty much anyone in the family can use (and benefit from!).
The key to its versatility is the variable handlebar settings. There are 6. It’s another surprisingly simple design feature that lets you do a lot more.
What People Like:
Many people prefer the Deluxe Backwave Traction Table designed by Health Mark, Inc. As you can see, it has a very simple, clean design and is easy to use. Don’t underestimate its ability, though. You can do a lot with this device.
It is super sturdy too with a heavy gauge steel frame. It can handle up to 500 lbs. In fact, many athletes any body builders use the Backwave to perform vigorous workouts. Plus, the foam table make it comfortable to work on.
Some yoga enthusiasts even use this traction bench to amplify the intensity of their poses. Try a traditional floor balancing movement on the Backwave for extra core work or use it to increase the stretch. It’s like taking your yoga practice to the next level.
Backwave Traction Table Specs:
- Dimensions: 47″ x 25″ x 6″
- Weight: 85 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
- Can Accommodate Users between 4’10” and 6’6″
The package comes with a complete user manual containing 13 different exercises you can do. Example exercises include sit-ups, V-ups (core builder), Superman pose (lumbar strengthener), lumbar and pelvic stretch, back, standing and seated extensions and more…