Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Review

Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Design
4.5
The Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Inversion Table is the most recent and one of the most advanced inversion therapy systems on the market today to help reduce back pain. It combines traditional inversion relaxation with the latest technology of advanced far infrared heat therapy to deeper penetrate the body.

The backrest has built-in, ultra-thin carbon fibre heating elements that produce a gentle and natural heat to help soothe the back while inverting.

The ribbed foam back rest radiates a soothing, low temperature heat (up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit) into your back to complement the traditional inversion therapy. This has the effect of increasing the overall benefit you are likely to have with inversion therapy.

Design

ironman ift 4000 infrared backboardThe IFT 4000 Infrared combines traditional inversion technology with infrared heat therapy for added benefits.

The heat therapy enables the user’s back to relax which helps with decompression and stress relief.

It comes with an LED controller which includes a timer as well as displaying the temperature. Also included is a remote control unit with batteries.

ironman ift 4000 infrared backrestThe 2.5″ thick rib-design Infrared Heat Therapy Backrest provides comfort along with soothing heat to the back.

This table also features extra-long comfortably padded safety handles to enable you to return to an upright position.

Many of the features introduced over the years on Ironman’s fitness equipment have become today’s industry standards.

Assembly

The majority of users have found that it took less than an hour to assemble the device, which is considerably less than many other makes of inversion tables. The Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Inversion Table is quite simple to put together with all parts being properly labelled. The instructions are also well written, easy to understand and have clear and concise directions to ensure a proper assembly.

Build Quality

The Ironman IFT 4000 inversion table is very well-built and is engineered for strength, endurance, speed and performance. Its tubular steel frame is coated with a scratch resistant finish.

Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Inversion Table In Action…

Ankle Support

ift 4000 ankle clampsThe unique and easy to reach patented quick release ratchet ankle locking system provides for safe and easy ankle locking adjustments with no back bending. The ankle holders are ergonomically designed to provide both security and comfort while inverting.

Capacity

Supports people weighing up to 350 pounds, which is quite unusual as most tables on the market only support up to 300 pounds.

Height adjustable for users between 4 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 6 inches tall.

Weighs 75 pounds

Inverting

ironman ift 4000 invertingIn order to enjoy the maximum benefits from this table, all you do is simply rest your body against the ribbed foam backrest, slip your feet into the ergonomically molded ankle cushions and reach your arms over your head. As your arms raise, your body gradually inverts up to the angle you set.

When inverted, the back rest temperature setting can be controlled quite easily (up to a maximum 140 degrees Fahrenheit) by means of the easy-to-read LED controller which also includes a timer to ensure that you do not remain inverted for too long.

The IFT4000 has 3 adjustments for different starting inversion angles and hand grips allow for stretching and positioning of the body while inverting. This inversion table will invert up to a full 180 degrees.

Extra-long safety handles are provided to allow for a smooth and easy inversion and are foam covered for comfort. There are also vinyl safety covers which have a mesh pocket to hold the remote control, along with other personal items.

Storage

The Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Inversion Table is designed to fold up for storage.

Safety

The IFT 4000 has been tested by ETL for all safety requirements.

There are tough rubber non-skid floor stabilizers to prevent any movement and keep the table stable while inverting.

There are also extra-long safety handles, which provide an easy return to an upright position.

Warranty

One year manufacturer’s warranty.

Factors To Consider

The IFT 4000 is a higher end inversion table and is sturdy and well built. However, it does offer a new feature that is useful but relatively new to the industry.

Physio therapists have known for many years of the benefits of heat treatment. The combination of traditional inversion therapy and infrared heat therapy will increase blood circulation, bodily energy and will help people who suffer from chronic back pain. This should reduce the need for medication and visits to the chiropractor.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Inversion therapy table combined with advanced FIR heat technology
  • Additional weight capacity up to 350 pounds
  • Ergonomic quick release ankle holders with no back bending
  • Well written easy to follow instructions
  • Inverts to 180 degrees, with 3 starting positions

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Difficult and heavy to fold for storage although this is not uncommon with inversion tables.
  • Although a few customers found that the ankle clamps were not quite as comfortable as they could be, this was quickly resolved by means of a thick pair of socks or, in a few cases, a pair of shoes.

Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Inversion Table Price

The Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Inversion Table is one of the more expensive models around. However, it does combine traditional inversion therapy with advanced FIR heat therapy for an enhanced inversion experience.

The inclusion of FIR heat technology is what makes this inversion table unique and undoubtedly one of the most advanced inversion tables on the market today. The use of heat will help to relax the muscles and help with spinal decompression.

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