Body Champ IT8070 Review
Even though the ankle locking system has padding!
If you are suffering from chronic back pain and want to use a reliable inversion table, you can take a closer look at the Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table. This inversion table also is known to alleviate stress-related back pain.
At the first glance, the inversion table looks durable and strong. We were actually surprised with its heavy-duty steel frame and this gave us assurance that it was sturdy enough to hold our weight. The manufacturer claims that it can hold up to 250 pounds and we have no doubt about it. The inversion table is also pretty easy to setup and comes with a handy tool to ensure that you can seamlessly put the different parts together with ease. Even the price was pretty attractive and we felt it was worth more than what we paid.
About the Body Champ IT8070
Size & Storage:
The Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table has assembled dimensions of 55.5 x 29.5 x 57-7/8 inches. Although it appears to be bigger in size when assembled, it can easily be folded to reach a size of 13 x 29 x 75 inches. This makes it easy to store away behind your door or even under the bed, if you have space.
Installation & First Time Setup:
We were pleasantly surprised that the inversion table was quite simple to assemble. The instructions are clear and explained in simple schematics and words. This makes the setup quite easy. While it did take less than an hour to setup the inversion table, we believe that a second pair of hands definitely can hasten up the assembling process and reduce the time substantially.
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Comfort & Support:
While the ankle locking system does have padding, it would have worthwhile to have additional padding to make the system more comfortable. During initial use, we did experience discomfort and had to wear thin socks and shoes to avoid it.
The hand rails, which are U-shaped, offer comfortable grip and you can easily attain full inversion without putting any stress on your back.
The table is cushioned and has moisture resistant leather, making it extremely comfortable to use it while in an inverted position.
Ruggedness & Durability:
The Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table is quite rugged and durable. This comes from its heavy-gauge steel frame that also ensure that it is sturdy and does not squeak or shift under your weight. However, we felt that the straps and restraints were made from flimsy material and would snap with time. In fact, this is a common complaint with this inversion table.
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Ease of Use:
Even though the ankle locking system has padding, it can be uncomfortable. However, after using it for a week or so, you will get used to it and the system will no longer be a cause for discomfort.
You will have to make a few adjustments to get the Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table right for your center of gravity. But, once you achieve it, all you would have to do is raise your arms above your head to gradually invert. So, it is pretty easy to use.
Keep a close watch on the straps and restraints and check them frequently for wear and tear. They tend to snap easily with constant use and will need replacement.
Warranty & Brand Image:
Body Champ Incorporated is renowned for its wellness and fitness products. It has been in this line of business since 1993, so brings a wealth of experience. The Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table is a testimony of its expertise and comes with a 1-year warranty for the frame and 90-day warranty for parts, as long as the inversion table is being maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions and is not used commercially.
The Body Champ IT8070 Inversion Therapy Table is an affordable inversion table that comes with some great safety features. It is easy to assemble and is foldable, so that you can store it away with ease. It provides relief from back pain and also boosts blood circulation. Taking into consideration what it costs to purchase this inversion table, we have no qualms in recommending it.