Ironman Fitness make high-quality, yet affordable, gravity inversion tables. Below, we review 3 popular models so you can choose the features you like and the best Ironman inversion table for you.
1. Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table
The Ironman Gravity 4000 ranks as a best seller in the company’s line of equipment.
In addition to inversion tables, Ironman Fitness makes an entire line of exercise equipment, from treadmills to stationary bikes to weight lifting benches. In other words, I take this as a really good sign about this device.
Once you lay on the Ironman Gravity 4000, you feel comfortable and secure because it has a thick, sturdy steel frame. Plus, the base features rubber floor stabilizers to prevent the device from slipping.
In addition, the memory foam backrest provides a little more comfort that the standard cushioning on other inversion tables. And if you like memory foam, you’ll appreciate this upgraded feature.
Note: I personally like the ergonomic molded ankle cushions because when hanging upside down you put a lot of pressure on your ankles. In other words, with more supportive ankle holders, you feel less compression on your feet (if that makes sense).
You’ll also notice the the Gravity 4000 comes with a lumbar pillow for extra back support if needed. And yes, you can remove it.
You can easily adjust and recline this device. However, I find that this is pretty typical with most machines.
In addition, you have the option to recline at 3 different inversion angles. If you feel more comfortable at a 60% or 80% angle rather than 100%, you can do that with this machine and still get plenty of health benefits.
For me, just 5-10 minutes a few times a week at a partial inversion stretches my back out plenty. Any time my back feels stiff during the day, I can just hop on for a few minutes and I feel much better. You can see how this device works in the video review below:
2. Ironman Gravity 1000
The Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table costs about $250 but is still almost as popular as the Gravity 4000 above.
For the cost savings, however, you give up a few features.
First of all, you get the standard frame vs the heavy duty of the 4000, which actually makes the device weight significantly less (46 lbs vs 82 lbs). However, people who regularly fold up and move their table may prefer the lighter weight of the cheaper model.
Second, you don’t get the memory foam or the lumbar support cushion either. If you have minimal back pain or don’t plan on spending a lot of time inverted, these extra frills may not matter to you as much as the $50.
Third, the ankle locking system on the Gravity 1000 is spring loaded vs the easier “palm-activated” ratchet system on the 4000 model.
All that said, both products deliver a highly durable, safe and functional inversion table that customers really like.
3. Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Therapy
This model incorporates advanced FIR heat technology into the table to help soothe and relax the back even more. Infrared heat therapy is known to boost blood circulation, help reduce stress and relax muscles so that sprains can heal faster.
I know from my own personal experience that heat helps my back loosen up and enables me to perform many back stretches. If you’ve even used a heating pad or relaxed in a hot tub, you know what I’m talking about.
You can control the temperature conveniently via the remote control included with the unit. (Max heat is 140 degrees F).