Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table

Highly durable nylon backrest. 3 adjustments for different starting angles. No-skid floor stabilizers to prevent movement. Tubular steel frame with no-scratch, powder finish. Inverts up to 180 degrees. Can be folded when not in use. Weight capacity: 300 lbs.. In-use measurements: 49L x 25W x 62 inches.Whether you want to reduce back stress or fatigue or stimulate your blood circulation, the Ironman Gravity 1000 inversion table makes a great household accessory. The inversion table contributes to your body’s overall health by optimizing lumbar traction, thereby relieving pressure on your vertebrae discs and ligaments. And when your back starts to relax, the rest of your body follows. The table can also help with such areas as increasing body flexibility for improved athletic performance, reducing the effects of aging due to gravity, and relieving lower backaches due to sitting or standing.

The Gravity 1000 boasts a durable tubular steel frame with a scratch-resistant powder-coated finish. The backrest, meanwhile, is made of a tough nylon material that’s extremely durable yet still comfortable when the table is in use. Most importantly, the inversion system is a breeze to use: once you rest your body against the nylon backrest and slip your feet into the ergonomically molded ankle cushions, simply reach your arms over your head. As your arms go up, your body gradually inverts up to 180 degrees. The only inputs are your energy and gravity itself.

Users will also appreciate the tough rubber non-skid floor stabilizers, which keep the table stable while you invert, and the extra-long safety handles, which provide an easy return to an upright position. Other details include a height-adjustable frame up to 6 feet 6 inches; support for up to 300 pounds; vinyl safety side covers to protect hands and fingers; and a durable spring-loaded ankle locking system. The Gravity 1000, which folds into a compact footprint for easy storage, measures 25 by 62 by 49 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 46 pounds.

About Ironman Fitness
Engineered for endurance, strength, speed, stamina, and performance, Ironman Fitness is continually striving to define the fitness industry. Their collection features top-of-the-line treadmills, stationary cycles, elliptical trainers, weight benches, and single- and multi-station exercise machines. The features on Ironman’s fitness equipment introduced over the years have become the standards of today. With superior components, multiple patents, and award-winning products, Ironman’s fitness products have consistently exceeded the expectation of customers and are the heart of a true champion.

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Backrest Nylon Vinyl Covered Foam Vinyl Covered Foam Nylon Vinyl Covered Foam Vinyl Covered Foam Nylon Vinyl Covered Foam
Lumbar Support No No Yes No No No No Yes
Steel Frame Standard Standard Heavy-Duty Extra-Wide Extra-Wide Extra-Wide Standard Heavy-Duty
Weight Capacity (in pounds) 300 300 350 325 325 325 300 325
10-Level Locking System Tether Strap Tether Strap Tether Strap Smart Gear System Smart Gear System Smart Gear System Tether Strap Smart Gear System
Height Adjustment Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″ Up to 6’6″
Ankle Locking System Spring Loaded Spring Loaded Ratchet System Scale Locking System Ratchet System Ratchet System Spring Loaded Ratchet System
Inverting Stretch Hand Grips No No No No Yes Yes No No
Folds for Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Product Weight (in pounds) 46 75 82 76 111 111 57 82
Non-Skid Foot Stabilizers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ab Core Training Capability No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Total Inversion Angle 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180

$ 145.99

Customer Reviews

299 of 302 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Inverter Table for the Money, May 19, 2009
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This review is from: Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table (Sports)
Having purchase both the Teeter Hangup (one of the most popular inverters) and this Ironman, I will try to make a comparison.

I purchased the Teeter Hangup table for my personal use. Very satisfied except that the leg clamps at the bottom are not nearly as comfortable as the Ironman. I am 6’4″ and weigh 220, so that may be an issue. My wife does not have any discomfort at all.

My daughter and her husband really liked the benefits of inversion after using our Teeter (they find no discomfort either). But because of the leg clamp issue I researched other alternatives.

As a result we purchased this Ironman for them as a gift and it is a LOT more comfortable for me at the ankles and feet than the Teeter type leg clamps. Otherwise, the construction is equivalent in quality.

Other differences to consider:

Teeter allows the table to move further from your back when fully inverted. This allows more freedom to do more exercises without bumping the back.

Another thing you may want to consider is the ease of folding and moving to another place or for storage. The Teeter is easier, as the Ironman requires a wrench; the teeter does not.

The last difference to consider is that the foot rest on the Teeter is easier to adjust, an issue if more than one person uses it and they are significantly different in height and/or weight. The Ironman requires a wrench, the Teeter does not. It is more an issue for the Teeter because the leg clamps are not as comfortable as the Ironman, as I stated earlier, and both need to be adjusted for a proper and comfortable fit.

All in all, if I would have to do it again, I would buy the Ironman for myself. It was about 0 cheaper at the time. You could buy two Ironman Inverters for the price of a Teeter! The slight inconveniences of the Ironman over the Teeter would not warrant this price difference to me, because the leg clamps of the Ironman are significantly more comfortable.

As for the health benefits here, I do not think they are overstated. After a long day on my feet, or just exercising, it literally makes me feel like new. I feel “decompressed,” and have more bounce in my joints. I feel more flexible. It allows me to recover from an activity faster.

My daughter, who trains for marathons, says that after a long training run, she feels so much better after inverting, recovers faster, and does not have any back or joint issues like she did before. She just ran the Pittsburgh Marathon, and the first thing she did when she got home was to “hang.” She claims immediate relief and faster recovery time.

So no matter which inverter you get, it is an easy way (5-10 min) to feel sooooo much better. I can’t recommend this activity more highly.


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245 of 253 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Value, Solid Piece of Equiptment, June 11, 2008
L. Gordy (Jacksonville, FL United States) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table (Sports)
I received a manual and detailed instructions for assembly. My husband and I spent about 45 mins putting it together – I wouldn’t say it was real easy, but it wasn’t rocket science. This inversion table is built solid – it doesn’t appear to be “cheap”. As soon as I got on it, I felt a difference in my lower back. I have a herniated disc between L4-L5. I wasn’t sure that an inversion table would provide much “decompression” or traction. The stretch I felt in my lower back was immediate, and it felt very similar to the stretch I felt when I had DTS (like a VAX-D machine) at my chiropractor’s office. The DTS machine is expensive and the most you can use it is three times a week, but you can use the inversion table several times a day if you have the time. However, you can’t stay inverted for long – I can’t imagine ever being inverted for more than 10 mins at a time, and I only stayed inverted for a few minutes each time. It only makes sense that if you feel funny, sit up/stand up on the machine for a few minutes until you feel normal and then try again for less time.

The big drawback of this and most other inversion tables is that getting out of the inverted position requires you to bend at the waist and sit up – maybe there is a better way to do this, but it doesn’t really seem that you can control the rate at which you sit up. For me, sitting up like this after my lower back has been stretched/pulled, is uncomfortable – but with my herniated disc its expected for me to have discomfort when I bend or twist. I know that there are inversion tables out there that have more sophisticated “righting” mechanisms, but they are at least 3x as much as this one. I think this device is a great price – perfect for some one trying inversion therapy for the first time. I don’t know if after using this table for a few weeks, I’ll notice long-term improvement or if it will just provide temporary relief. I will post again after a 3-4 weeks to say whether I think its significantly improved my back condition or not.


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125 of 130 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great for your back but probably bad for other parts of your body, December 22, 2010
AP (Virginia, US) – See all my reviews

This review is from: Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table (Sports)
As many of you and looking for a cost efficient back relief, I found this inversion table. I read the reviews and of course, I decided to buy it. I have been using it for about a month and since day one it provides me an awesome relief for my L5 lumbar herniated disc. However, there are side effects. I detail them below:

1. ASSEMBLY: Assembling the table is not difficult but probably they could assemble few more parts. Instead, the entire job is left to the customer. The overall table feels rock solid with the exception of the leg bottom supports, they are very cheap and low quality. However the rest of the equipment feels really nice.

2. USABILITY: The table is easy to use, just find your height, adjust the central bar and you are good to use it. I found the ankle supports to be well designed and overall confortable. I think you cannot expect a completely ankle pain free session because all your weight will be hanging off your ankles and just that fact hurts a bit but, it is tolerable.

3. FOLDING FLAT: Serious complains here. The two bar handles on the sides are connected to the table and lateral supports with screws. If you want to store the table flat, you will need to remove the screws. Without this operation this table won’t fit under your bed or any narrow place and it uses a lot of space.

4. HEALTH CONCERNS AND SIDE EFFECTS: I started using the table gradually for 5 minutes and increasing a bit every day. However after 2 days I started developing a curious headache that will persist thru the night. I was quite surprised and I couldn’t find any explanation. I visited a doctor who let me know that inversion tables, while good for you back are well-known to increase blood pressure. He pointed me to an study (that you can find if you g-o-o-g-l-e “inversion tables side effects”) where it was scientifically demonstrated that spending only 3 minutes in an inversion table raises your blood pressure so people with any type of cardiovascular disease need to be very careful, even people who never had any type of hear related diseases may have significant increases of blood pressure. He also mentioned that they are known to cause eye injuries.

One of the first studies to look into the effects of inversion tables on the eyes was published in 1985 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers evaluated healthy volunteers using inversion therapy and discovered that the intraocular pressure in the eye more than doubled, increasing to levels well within the range associated with glaucoma. There were also increases in pressure in the central retinal artery, as well as redness in the conjunctiva tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and small red hemorrhages on the outside of the eyelids. The report concluded that–although long-term effects on the eyes of healthy volunteers were unknown–if you already have retinal vein abnormalities, macular degeneration, ocular hypertension, glaucoma or any other eye disorder, you should avoid inversion altogether.

A study published in 1983 in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association treated healthy volunteers from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine with three-minute periods of passive inversion. The volunteers experienced an increase in systemic blood pressure from 119/74 mm of mercury before inversion to 157/93 mm of mercury during inversion. For this reason, if you suffer from congestive heart failure, carotid artery stenosis, high blood pressure or other heart or circulatory disorders, or are on anticoagulants or aspirin therapy, inversion therapy is not recommended.

One of the most potentially serious side effects from inversion therapy is a stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the neck or brain becomes blocked or bursts. Due to the increased blood pressures involved in inversion therapy, as well as the pooling of blood into the neck and head areas, if you are already at risk for a stroke or transient ischemic attack, the inversion could trigger an attack. Symptoms typically include paralysis, difficulty speaking, memory loss and impaired thinking.

So keep an eye on potential side effects and make sure the damages are not exceeding the benefits.


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