October 17, 2018

How to Use an Inversion Table to Grow Taller

how to use an inversion table for growing taller

Most people think that growing taller is just a matter of genetics and there is nothing you can do to change it. However, despite common belief, there are a few things that you can do to gain some height. Of course, you’re not going to shoot up to to 7 feet tall if you keep doing these things, but you can gain a few inches.

One of the ways you can grow taller is by taking a supplement that (like this one: hlcomic.com/growth-factor-plus-review) that stimulates your growth hormones. Again, you’re not suddenly going to be playing center on the basketball team, but you definitely increase your height a bit.

Another way to get taller is through the use of an inversion table. This piece of equipment decompresses your spine and stretches your muscles.

Using an Inversion Table to Grow Taller

An inversion table, like this one I use at home, is just what it sounds like. It is a table that you lay down on, strap yourself in so you don’t slide around, and rotates your body into an inverted position. You can either do a partial inversion, which takes you to an angle less than 90 degrees (think diagonally to the ground) or a full inversion, which puts you upside down.

The benefits of using such a device are that it takes all the downward force out of your body that you experience when you are standing on your feet. When you are in a standing position, gravity is forcing everything downwards, compressing the vertebrae in your spine as well as your joints. Relaxing into an inverted position takes this pressure off and lets your spine and legs to decompress with the weight resistance taken away.

Using an inversion table also can realign your spine and is often used as a treatment for those afflicted with scoliosis, lordosis, and other spinal issues. It can also increase blood flow by unpinching nerves, relieve muscle tension, and improve your posture.

How to Use

Step 1

Make sure your table is in an open space. Place it on a mat or a rug so that it does not slip or slide. Adjust the height of the table so that when it is parallel to the floor, it is about waist height to you when you are standing. A good instructional video for set up can be found here.

Step 2

Lay on the table on your back and place your feet in the rollers.

Step 3

Gently recline the angle of the table so that you rock back slightly. Start with a low angle, such as 10 degrees. Inverting too far too quickly can lead to rapid blood flow to the head, resulting in dizziness.

Step 4

As you get comfortable with the blood flow and change in pressure, gradually increase the angle of inversion. Do this on a daily basis – do not go fully inverted right from the start. If you are using the inversion table daily, increase the angle by 5 to 10 degrees every week.

Step 5

Increase the frequency and duration of your use of the table gradually. Do not start with daily use, rather do it 2 to 3 times per week in the beginning for about 15 minutes per session. As the weeks go by, you can work up to daily use for up to a half hour each time.

Step 6

Through all this listen to your body. Do not go beyond your comfort level. For most people, an angle of up to 60 degrees seems to be the limit. If you are feeling pain in your legs or back, decrease the angle and duration of your sessions.

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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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