IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table
IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table provides many of the standard features while also adding the benefits of abdominal training. This table is special because of the fact that it allows the user to isolate the abdominals, which gives the benefit of strengthening and muscle building in just a few minutes of work each day.
Ironman has a large number of products in their line and the LXT850 is one of the premier models from the company. The ankle locking system is secure and comfortable, while allowing the user great control over the degree of the inversion.
Features of IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table
- Provides lumbar support
- “Smart Gear” locking system
- Sturdy steel frame
- weight capability up to 300lbs
- “Super Article Holder”
- Isolated abdominal training
- Ratchet ankle locking system
- Vinyl covered foam backrest
- Easily folds for storage
The first advantage to the IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table is the fact that it provides lumbar support. This is one of only two models that provide this feature in the entire Ironman product line. The lumbar support is an additional layer of comfort to help with stress relief and decompression.
The Smart Gear system, which is patent-pending, is what the table uses to lock in place at a preset angle. The system allows for 10 degree increments up to 90 degrees and this is great for beginners who are slowly working towards complete inversion. The sturdy heavy-duty steel frame helps make the user feel safe and secure as the table has no unnecessary swaying, and it can also support up to 300lbs.
The “Super Article Holder” is a pocket on the table that allows for the storage of personal effects. The pocket will hold small items like a wallet, glasses and a cell phone. This is a nice feature to have but most users will not need it, due to having the inversion table in their homes.
The major benefit of this particular model is the abdominal isolation. It is offered, on only a few of the Ironman inversion tables and it provides a wonderful way to strengthen core muscles while decompressing the spine. Increased core strength leads to a better overall health.
The ratchet ankle locking system will provide a safe and secure feeling. A few customers noted that the ankle system can be a bit uncomfortable, but the discomfort was solved by wearing socks or comfortable shoes.
The foam covered backrest provides a comfortable and stable support for the body, which is paramount as a user works toward full inversion. This model does weight over 80lbs, which can make it difficult for some people to fold up and store, especially those suffering from back problems.
Pros Of IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table
- Abdominal support combined with stress relief and decompression
- Comfortable backrest
- Sturdy frame for a feeling of safety
- Adjustable incremental degree of inversion
- Value for money
Cons IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table
- Ankle system uncomfortable
- Heavy, making storage unlikely
- Difficult to assemble
- Frustrating locking system at first
Customers feedback for IronMan LXT850 Inversion Table
“The LXT850 provides instant relief for my lower back. I love the feeling of my spine decompressing, vertabrae by vertabrae. I even like the blood rushing to my head, which bothered me when I first started using this piece of equipment.”
– C. Wilbourn
“This table is one of the best I have seen of used, very stable, strong back, fold able, and the locking system works very well. I wouldn’t try and move it very far it is very heavy, but being able to fold it can save same room in a small space. It’s very stable, I weigh about 300 lbs, and it hardly notices.”
– A. Hall
Customers have very few complaints and most comments involved little or minor problems. Many of the issues with inversion therapy clear up with a little practice. The main complaint is about inversion as a whole – Getting used to the feeling of blood rushing to the head. No matter how expensive the inversion table is, there is simply nothing but practice to deal with the feelings of being upside down.
The other major complaint with the IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table concerned the ankle locking system. The customers felt that it was simply uncomfortable due to applying disproportionate pressure to the ankles. Some customers alleviated the ankle issue by wearing socks or sneakers. This is mostly a trial and error process to determine what provides the best comfort for the user. Other inversion tables like the Teeter brand offer premium gravity boots that evenly distribute the pressure and allow for a much more comfortable experience.
The assembly was difficult for a handful of customers. Most figured it took over 2 hours to assemble. One reason for such a long assembly was the confusing manual. Many of the nuts and bolts are not labeled which causes a lot of trial and error to determine where they are supposed to go. It was not a difficult process, but the time-consuming one.
The lack of adjustability on the headrest caused some people discomfort, but nothing that ruined the inversion experience. One other major complaint was about the locking system. It seems that it really takes some force to get it into place. It also left many users feeling that it was not completely locked or felt as sturdy as it should be.
While this model did have many gripes and complaints associated with it, most customers still gave it a 4 or 5-star rating. This was because the inversion table worked. The customers unanimously pointed out the relief of back pain and stress. Due to the abdominal isolation, many customers reported a stronger core from just a few minutes a day of inversion. It seems most customers simply added inversion to their morning routine, and it became as much of a habit as that first cup of coffee.
While the ankle locking mechanism took a time to get used too, the table felt sturdy overall and left customers with a sense that they were safe while hanging upside down. There was also an undisputed opinion that having purchased the inversion table changed their lives for the better, removing all sorts of back problems, stiffness, and daily discomfort.
Final Talk About IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table
The Ironman line of products vary wildly in price, and the LXT850 is on the upper end of the product line. It also comes with many features that the cheaper tables do not have. The comfort of the back and abdominals was the primary compliment customers gave this model while the ankle support was commonly complained about.
While this inversion table does get the job done, it is all about whether or not the price is worth the few extra bells and whistles that it has. Comfort is paramount in the inversion table world. The IronMan LXT850 Locking Inversion Therapy Table sits as a quality piece of equipment with parts of the machine being comfortable while others were requiring adjustments to be satisfactory.