Ironman Gravity 4000 Inversion Table Review

Ironman is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality gym and exercise equipment and if you’re looking for a high quality inversion table, you’ll need to look no further than the Ironman Gravity 4000 inversion table. It’s my choice as the best inversion table on the market today.

This best selling piece of equipment has been a favorite for a number of years and with a one year warranty for the main frame of the table as well as a 90 day warranty for parts and workmanship, you can have peace of mind with this inversion table.

Many users opt for the Ironman Gravity 4000 if they have had problems with back pain as the inversion table helps stretch out the vertebrae and allows for a comfortable workout.

Pros

  • Comfortable Ankle Locking.
  • Long Safety Handles.
  • 5 inch memory foam on the backrest.
  • Wipe clean vinyl design.
  • Reinforced stitching.
  • Thick tubular frame.
  • Durable Powder Coating.

Cons

  • The Ironman Gravity 4000 is a little weighty and difficult to store, but it is much stronger and more durable than other inversion tables so the trade off is worth it.

Design and Durability

The Ironman Gravity 4000 can support extremely heavy weights, so even if you are a contender for the title of World’s Strongest Man, you can use this table and be confident that your weight will be held up to 350 lbs.

The wider tubular frame design ensures that the table can withstand heavy weights with a powder coating to complete the design, which adds to the rigidity of the table. An added bonus that powder coating provides over the standard smooth paint finish is that scratches and cosmetic damage doesn’t show up as much on powder coat finishes.

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To add to the stability and rigidity of the design, the Ironman Gravity 4000 features tough stabilizer that are made from durable rubber to ensure that the U-shaped frame can stand as strongly as possible without the risk of slipping or causing damage to the floor during use. All this does make the table a little heavy, so you should be sure to have at least another person to assist if you need to move the unit.

The frame features safety handles that can be used to pull back up on to get out of the inversion and the inversion can be controlled with the hands.

Backrest and Positioning

The Ironman Gravity 4000 has 3 different positions for inversions to give as much flexibility as possible to the session. Depending on your level of expertise when it comes to using inversion tables, you should position the table accordingly.

By using the various positions, you can control how far you can safely invert, ensuring maximum peace of mind whilst you are using the equipment. There is also an adjustable strap that is used as a tether, which provides added safety and will not allow the inversion to exceed that limit.

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The backrest on the Ironman Gravity 4000 is solid in design and is covered with a strong and durable vinyl material. The wipe clean finish makes it simple to look after this inversion table.

To add comfort whilst using the Ironman Gravity 4000, the backrest features a 2.5-inch thick layer of memory foam padding that is high quality and will last a long time.

To reinforce the backrest, there is additional stitching in comparison to older models ensuring that this table will stand up to the expected wear and tear of other inversion tables. Finally, the backrest is also wide enough to comfortably lie on without feeling like you may fall off the edge of it.

To support the lumbar area and allow for the natural curve of the spine, the backrest incorporates a lumbar pillow. The pillow gives some leeway for adjustment, although for users who are particularly short in stature may have some difficulties getting completely comfortable.

Ankle Locking System

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When using an inversion table, the user is held using ankle supports in an inverted position to enable the back and other muscles to be stretched to achieve maximum benefit. Whilst the amount of time that the user is inverted for isn’t very long, the most important aspect of this process are the ankle locks to ensure that the ankles are comfortable and safely held.

The . attempts to eliminate as much of the insecurity that you may feel when being inverted as well as any pain that may be experienced. In the heel portion of the ankle support is a carefully moulded cushion, which is specially designed to lessen the discomfort that you may experience your feet. The lock itself that secures around the ankles can be adjusted to create a tight hold.

Setting up the Ironman Gravity 4000

The Ironman Gravity 4000 does require some manual assembly so you should allow for between 60 and 90 minutes to give you time to put the table together. The instructions however are easy to follow and are clear so even if you’ve never assembled an inverted table before, you shouldn’t have much difficulty with setting up the Ironman Gravity 4000.

When you’re assembling the unit, you should probably get someone to help out, as it can get heavy. The table comes with all the fixings you’ll need as well as a mini screwdriver and wrench so you wont need any extra tools or screws.

Storing the Ironman Gravity 4000

Although it is possible to fold the Ironman Gravity 4000 so that it can fit up against a wall or into a cupboard, you should bear in mind that this is a heavy unit so it may be difficult to frequently move around. It is also quite bulky so when it is stored, it can take up quite a lot of room. What the Ironman Gravity 4000 sacrifices in portability, however, it more than makes up for in strength and durability.

Summary

The Ironman Gravity 4000 is a durable inversion table that can be set up with minimal fuss and will stand up to frequent use. The improvements on previous models such as the vinyl cover on the backrest, better stitching and thick memory foam padding makes this table as comfortable as possible for the user too.

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Jane
 

Hi there, I'm Jane, a personal trainer & fitness fanatic. This blog is my way of writing about all that interests me in the health and fitness world! Enjoy, have a look around, & feel free to get in touch!

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