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The Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 is a premium non-motorized inversion table that you can rely on to meet the usual high Teeter standards.
All Teeter Hang Ups tables are made with high quality materials, and so they are all generally comfortable. The ankle holders while still uncomfortable are improved – they are ergonomically designed to fit your ankles and they feel very secure.
The table is also designed ergonomically and will flex with you when you bend, which is useful for both pin-pointing the area of pain on your back, or doing workouts.
As far as inversion tables go, this is certainly a comfy table, but if the main factor you’re looking for is comfort, look to the Ironman IFT series; especially the 4000. Having said that, don’t overlook this table as uncomfortable – it isn’t.
Again, anyone who’s seen a Teeter infomercial will attest to Teeter’s quality guarantee. They aren’t lying either – all their tables are solid and durable. You don’t feel for a second like the table may buckle under your weight. And if it does, Teeter offer a 5 year warranty with their products – so you’re covered.
The Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 has a weight and height capacity of 300 pounds and 6ft 6 respectively. It is an extremely well balanced table and provides a very smooth inversion – two very important features to look out for.
Teeter provide more add-on’s for their inversion table’s than any other brand. The 560 in particular – it’s design caters for acupressure nodes, a lumbar bridge, and a vibrating infrared heated cushion. The acupressure nodes aren’t very good, but the other two accessories work well.
The lumbar bridge fits onto the middle of the table and arcs your back as you lie on it. It can really help give an added satisfaction when stretching your back, and doesn’t cost much. The vibrating infrared heating cushion works for all the EP series, and works well, but it costs $100 and the Ironman IFT series include infrared heating as standard.
Teeter tables aren’t too difficult to set up – but you won’t be doing it in 13 minutes as advertised. We always advise using your own tools, as the tools included are flimsy, and having help when you set the table up. Furthermore, Teeter includes an instructional DVD with their products, and we would advise watching that before you proceed.
They also boast that the table folds down easily, but again, we always advise against being suckered in by this. Almost all inversion tables can be “easily folded,” the catch is that they still take up a tonne of space. And if you’re using it 3 times a day, you’re not going to want to have to put it down and up each time – especially with a bad back.
Due to its design, durability and included warranty, we definitely recommend this table. When you buy a Teeter, there is an added satisfaction and an assurance of quality. If you’re willing to pay for this, it is a good table to buy – better than the EP 550 in our opinion. The issue is, you can get an Ironman IFT 4000 for the same price, so check that out before buying this. They’re both really good so you’ll be happy either way.
Below you can see a video of the Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 in action.