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How To Exercise On Your Teeter

With over 2 million inversion table users in the past 30 years, Teeter has a lot of fans… but perhaps none more energetic than those who have inverted their way to flat abs, defined legs and cuter buns!

While a nice tush can make a fan out of anybody, perhaps the real reason why they are advocates is because they get results faster with less pain!

So once Teeter has helped you lose the back pain (which was most likely caused by weak and tired core muscles), don’t hide your inversion table under the bed or behind the door. Get back on it and work on strengthening the key groups of muscles that will help you combat back pain for years to come with these 4 exercises.

#1 – Inverted Back Extension

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  • Place both hands behind your head.
  • Use your lower back muscles to slowly arch backward.
  • Hold, release and repeat.
  • Be careful not to rely on momentum and risk hyper-extension.

Benefit: Erector spinae, Multifidus, Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Adductor Magnus, Hamstrings. This will help promote good posture (the body position that best resists gravity) and support for your spine.

#2 – Inverted Crunches

  • Cross both arms on your chest.
  • Use your abdominals to crunch forward.
  • Hold, release and repeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit: Rectus Abdominis (Add obliques by bringing your right shoulder toward your left knee, then your left shoulder to your right knee).

 

 

 

#3 – Inverted Sit-Up

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  • Bend your knees slightly and contract your abs.
  • Reach your arms toward your knees, lifting your entire torso upward.
  • For assistance, place your hands behind your knees to finish the motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit: Hip Flexor, Abdominis Muscles, Iliopsoas, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Rectus Femoris, Sartorius, Tibialis Anterior (Add obliques by bringing your right shoulder toward your left knee, then your left shoulder to your right knee). This is the only form of full-range sit-up that does not place loads on your back.

#4 – Inverted Squats

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  • Hold onto the A-frame legs to stabilize your body.
  • Bend your knees, bringing you buns towards your heels.
  • Hold, release and repeat.

Benefit: Gluteus Maximus, Quadriceps, Adductor Magnus, Soleus, Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius, Erector Spinae, Obliques, Rectus Abdominis.