We just started using this inversion table for the first time and it will take a while to get used to it. Finding the right setting where you are in a balanced position is key to using this machine. When you first start using it make sure to have someone with you so you can get back up if needed. If it isn't set to the right height for your weight, you fall back like a led weight, and hang by your ankles unable to get back up! Your center of gravity has to be just right in order to teeter back and forth using your arms as balance. The assembly instructions are a bit confusing and do not show enough detail. We did not use the CD, just the booklet. We think this will help with back pain as just using it once felt like we had a slight back adjustment.
Start with 10 to 15 min a day then add ankle and wrist weights as you build your strength and stamina, you will feel it good cardio work out. Worth the price.
Just keep in mind this is a very SIMPLE piece of equipment. you step on and use your own weight as you climb. It's sturdy but there are no monitors or anything like that. If you are looking for a very simple piece that you just climb then this is for you. If you're looking for all the bells and whistles then look else where. some of the pieces look welded together but I get on it and climb and it gives me a workout. You can use ankle weights also if you need to but again this is very simple to put together and simple to use.you can use the lower handles if you don't want to work your arms and just want to work your legs or you can climb using the handles that go up and down.
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