Here’s what you need to know about the length of time you should stay on an inversion table, whether you’re a beginner or you have some experience with them.
Take It Easy to Start
As far as how you can keep track of your time, the best option is to have someone watching you and watching your time with a stopwatch as you invert. Not only will this be the easiest and most accurate timekeeping method, but it’s also wise to have someone around when you’re on the inversion table for safety reasons. If you get stuck and need a hand, you’ll be happy you have someone there.
As you go on the inversion table more, you’ll get to the point where you don’t need anyone watching. If no one is there to track your time, you can set an alarm.
You Don’t Need to Invert Completely Right Away
Instead of increasing your time on the inversion table to start, increase how deep you invert and stick to one or two minute sessions. Once you’ve inverting all the way, you can stay on their longer.
Gradually Increase the Duration of Your Sessions
How Long You Go Is Up to You
If you’re noticing that you feel better after spending only a few minutes on your inversion table, you don’t need to stay on it longer. Or, if you feel like you get more benefits the longer you invert, you could certainly stay on it for longer than 15 minutes.
The most important thing is that you do what feels comfortable for you and listen to your body. If you start feeling uncomfortable while you’re inverting, then it’s time to stop your session.
Frequency Is What’s Most Important
You’re better off going with shorter sessions on your inversion table if it means that you’ll be able to fit more sessions into your daily routine. Try going on your inversion table after you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night to get into a good routine. It’s also a good activity to do immediately after workouts.
Modifying Your Time on the Inversion Table
There’s an adjustment period when you first use an inversion table. Don’t push yourself too much to start, and stick to shorter sessions. Keep yourself comfortable and focus on both the frequency and duration of your inversion sessions.