The Body Power inversion table offers an affordable basic inversion solution for those who want to get their feet wet with inversion therapy, but are wary of investing too much in it. Is this a good starter table, or should you look at other options? Here is a review of this product to help you decide.
This is a simple, straightforward inversion table with all the basic features you’d expect. It has a sturdy tubular metal frame with skid-resistant rubber feet to ensure a stable base on most surfaces. The height is adjustable via a chrome center beam, and the supported heights range between 4’8″ and 6’8″.
The padded handlebars are quite long, not full length but long enough to reach from high inversion angles.
The table itself weighs about 47 pounds, and it is rated for a user weight capacity of 250 pounds.
The ankle clamping system is a standard four padded roller setup. It looks and feels like similar setups on inversion tables in this price range and you shouldn’t expect a great amount of comfort from them. Don’t use this table without wearing shoes, in other words.
The assembly instructions for this table are a mix of real English and Chinese translated English. It can be tricky to follow and takes some concentration and clear thinking to get done. You can expect to spend about an hour assembling it, and you’ll be well advised to use your own wrenches for fastening everything instead of the cookie cutter tool you get with the package.
You’ll be staking your safety on this device, so tighten everything properly with proper tools to avoid unnecessary accidents.
Using the Table
The backrest is pretty standard on this model, and is neither particularly uncomfortable nor exceedingly comfortable. At this budget price you can hardly expect anything more than the basics, and this gets the job done.
You can set your height with a slide and pin-lock meganism on the front bar. Inversion angles are controlled with a tether strap, which is simple enough, easy to use and safe.
The ankle clamps are pretty much as you would expect from a basic padded roller system. Barefoot, you’ll experience some discomfort. You should either pad these yourself with towels or some other material, or you should wear shoes. It may take a bit of experimentation to find the kind of shoe that gives you the most comfort. Overall the clamps do the job, but they’re nothing special.
This is one of the few inversion tables where users seem divided over its sturdiness and build quality. This isn’t the sturdiest feeling table in this price range and we’d advise you not to push the weight limit too closely. It probably won’t dump you on the ground, but we can’t help but question its durability and strength. More than one person over 200 pounds have complained about the frame flexing and creaking under stress.
There isn’t much wrong with the way it works. It will get you inverted without too much problems, and if that is all you’re after, then this unit will do the trick. The slightly extended handles help you to get up out of inversion if you have trouble finding the perfect center of gravity.
The Body Power inversion table folds up for storage, and can be tucked away in a corner without too much trouble.
Users are divided about this table more so than most. Some are happy, others warn people away.
“Great table. There are no bar problems. There is no stability issue. Good pads for your feet, nice ruler for height adjustment, most importantly secure and comfortable. I do sit ups and twist while I am upside down.” Mottski, Amazon.com
“Overall this is cheap quality. The way all the foot rest and leg adjustment components fit together is just… flimsy. This is definitely not a “solid” product, and I would try other units. Indicates it could hold up to 250lbs but I’m at 206 and would not recommend it for someone heavier – I just don’t see how it would safely hold together for after prolonged use. Also I went on it barefoot and [being a total beginner with this] the padding on the feet was just not doing a great job not hurting me.” Chris Arde, Amazon.com
Where to Buy
You’ll get a good price at Amazon.com, including fast and free shipping. See our alternate recommendation below.
The problem with the Body Power inversion table is that it is not the only table in the $100-$130 price range. Unfortunately for Body Power, it is also nowhere near the best. On an inversion table you make yourself fairly vulnerable and there’s just no point saving a few bucks but ending up with a machine that’s just not that solid.
In this price range, we have to recommend the Ironman LX300 over the Body Power inversion table. It’s simply a much more solidly built and more comfortable unit for the same price. As long as you have alternatives, there is no reason to buy the Body Power table.
- Folds up nice and small
- Works as it should
- Uncomfortable ankle clamps
- Concern about build quality
- Overall not very comfortable