Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table Review

Welcome and thank you for stopping by!  Today I am going to take an in-depth look at the Teeter FitSpine X3 inversion table.  Teeter has been building high-quality inversion tables for over 30 years, and they are at it again with this model.Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table

Inversion therapy is often used as a treatment option for people with back pain.  Whether it’s sitting behind a desk for hours or physical activity like sports, our spines take a beating during the day.

The basic theory is that by rotating your body upside down, you can relieve pressure on the disc in your spine, helping them to rejuvenate and recover.

I have been using an inversion table for many years since I have been dealing with back problems most of my adult life. I own a Teeter myself and use it frequently.

I recommend you check with your doctor as well before you take the plunge and buy an inversion table.

So, with that said, let’s take a look at this fantastic inversion table from Teeter.

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Product: FitSpine X3 Inversion Table
Rating: 95 out of 100
Company: Teeter
Dimensions:  (Open) 81” L x 28.8” W x 86.5” H (Closed) 58 inches L x 28.8” W x 60.5” H
Product weight: 65.8 pounds
User height: 4’8” to 6’6”
User weight limit: 300 pounds


FitSpine X3 Inversion Table Features

Backrest

One of the things I really like about Teeter inversion tables is the backrest, which is designed to be flexible and move with you.

The Flextech Table bed is designed to flex with your movements, offering you a great range of motion so you can stretch deeper where you need it.  There are handgrips built into the backrest that allows you to the opportunity to stretch your upper back.  As you stretch side to side, the table will flex and move with you.

The backrest is comfortable, breathable and flexible which is one of the great things about this Teeter inversion table compared to other brands on the market.

Included with the table are acupressure nodes, and you can place them on the backrest wherever you need them, for customized pressure point relief.  So, if you have extra tight knots, you can put the acupressure nodes in just the right spot to get some added relief from muscle discomfort.

The lumbar bridge adds an additional element of decompression for your lower back.

 

Ankle locking system

The ankle locking system that holds you in place as you hang upside down is a critical component to an inversion table.  This consists of the locking/release handle, ankle cushions, and footbed.

The locking/release handle on the X3 inversion table is extra long, which requires less bending over.  This is especially important if you are recovering from a back injury.  I have been injured to the point that I could not bend forward very far, so I made sure I purchased a table with the extended length handle.

The handle also allows for micro adjustments so you can get just the right fit around your ankles.  I am definitely a huge proponent of a longer handle on an inversion table.

The ankle cushions on this table are very comfortable and have been designed to give you a very secure but not overly tight fit.  Again you can adjust the tightness with the handle.  The cushions are padded and contoured to provide you with a great fit around your lower leg.

The footbed is adjustable too.  This is where you initially step when you enter the table.  Depending on your height, or how you want the ankle cushions to fit, you can adjust the footbed up or down.  This is just one more step Teeter has taken that sets this table apart.

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User height adjustment          

Adjusting for your height is an essential aspect of using an inversion table the right way. You want to make sure the table is set up just for your body, meaning getting the height and weight balance right.  With this Teeter X3 inversion table, you just use the marks on the height adjustment tube to set according to how tall you are.  There may be some minor adjustments necessary, if you are in between height marks, or depending on your center of gravity.

Ideally, you want to be able to use arm movements to move in, and out of inversion, so slight adjustments to the height setting can help you accomplish this.

Inversion angle adjustment

Setting your inversion angle is simple with the adjustable tether strap included with this table.  You are in complete control of your rotation with this setup.  There are embroidered, color-coded angle markers for 20, 40 and 60 degrees angles.

Teeter X3 inversion table

A little bit more about inversion angles.  Different manufacturers use one of two options,  a push pin adjustment system, or a tether strap.  With the push pin system, there are preset angle settings to choose from. You merely select the angle you want to invert too and set the pin in place. This system is pretty much foolproof, but you are limited to the preset angles like 20, 40, 60, etc.

With tether straps, you are not limited to a specific number of preset angles. I  will explain how this can be an issue for some people.

When I was recovering from my back injury in 2016, I finally got to the point that I could use my inversion table again.  I was dealing with stenosis and was not able to lay flat on my back for several months so I could not use my inversion table.

When I was finally able to use the table, I had to progress in very small increments.  I could not make the jump from 15 degrees to 30 degrees, so a push pin system would not work for me.  I literally had to increase by about 5 degrees at a time as I was able to use my table more.

For a lot of people, this may not be an issue, but it was for me, and it’s something to consider.


Assembly

When it comes to building your inversion table, Teeter has you covered.  All significant components come preassembled, so building your inversion table is pretty much frustration-free.  Teeter also has a “getting started” DVD and free 3D instructional build app you can download on your phone.

I do recommend building the table in the room where you will be using it, as these tables are cumbersome to move.

If you assemble the table in your garage but need to use it in the basement… I think you get the idea.  If you are dealing with a back injury, moving an inversion table is not always a great idea. Save yourself the headache and build it where you want to use it.

Storage

To be 100% honest here, storing an inversion table is not the easiest thing in the world.  They don’t just fit nice and neat under a bed.  I have been that route, taking the backrest off the table, having my wife help me lift one side of the bed and then slide the table underneath, is not a simple process.  My recommendation is to use and store the table in the same room.

If you have space in your basement, spare bedroom, office, or wherever, just collapse the table and lean it up against the wall when you are done using it. Again, moving the table from room to room when you are recovering from an injury is not easy or recommended.

Tip

The best tip I have is to wear a good pair of athletic shoes when you are using the inversion table.  Although the ankle cushions are very comfortable, wearing shoes really helps.  I had an old table at one point in my life, and I was injured to the point that putting on shoes and socks was nearly impossible for me (my wife had to help me dress, but that is another story).Wear shoes when you invert

I tried using my table with a towel around my ankles, and that did not work.  Eventually, I had to have my wife put my shoes on for me so I could use the table.

Other features

The table comes with Stretch Max handles which you can use to stretch side to side.  These handles can also be used to help you return upright if you need it.

EZ-Stretch traction handles allow for more decompression options.

Warranty

Teeter offers a 5-year warranty on this inversion table

Pros:

  • This is a very well built table
  • Great inversion table for tall people
  • Extended handle for easy locking/releasing
  • Flexible backrest
  • Assembly is made easy
  • Includes acupressure nodes

Cons:

  • Heavy table to move

Conclusion: Teeter FitSpine X3 inversion table

So, there you have it.  I really think this table has a lot to offer and includes some great features like the extended handle, acupressure nodes, and flexible backrest.  Teeter has been making quality inversion tables for over 30 years and is a leader in the industry.  I own a Teeter inversion table and love it.

A high-quality inversion table can last you a very long time.  If you have read this far and would like more information, or would like to purchase the Teeter X3 inversion table, please click the button.

For more inversion table options, check out my post about the best inversion tables.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know in the space below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks!

Steve@BuildingStrongerBodies.com

Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table

9.4

Available Features

9.6/10

Functionality

9.2/10

Design

9.4/10

Pros

  • Extended length handle
  • Comfortable ankle cushions
  • Tether strap angle adjustment

Cons

  • Heavy to move

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32 thoughts on “Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table Review”

  1. Hello Steve, this was a nice article to read on Inversion tables. I am glad that I haven’t really experience back pains before, so I won’t be needing this just yet. I have found it very interesting that being upside down can recover your spine, I didn’t know that. I know a few people with back problems, so I will need to inform them on this. Thanks again, and continue to do what you do!!

    • Hi Ahmad!  Yes, there are a lot of people who deal with back pain, myself included. This is a great table, I highly recommend it.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

  2. I’ve been thinking about getting my mother one of these.  However, I do have one major concern.  She is 60 years old and had a serious spinal injury.  Meaning her T12 had a burst fracture.  It’s been 7 months and she has learned to walk again.

    However, is there a chance that she can not get her feet in correctly and fall on her head.  The locking system seems great, but there isn’t a way to invert without locking it right?

    • Hi Garen.  There is no mechanism that will keep you from inverting if you are not locked in.  I don’t think falling out of the ankle supports is a big concern.  Teeter makes it really easy to get in and out of this table, and securing your ankles is part of this process.  Just make sure the fit is snug, but not too tight, before you invert.  Another thing I recommend is to start out inverting at a shallow angle, this will help your body get used to the rotation as well as help with getting the ankle supports just right.  Also, when starting out, it’s always a good idea to have someone there to spot you, just in case.  I hope this helps.  

  3. Thanks for such a thorough product description!  I’ve been looking for a new inversion table and I think I just found it.  My old one broke many years ago and I miss it so much.  I think one of the main features I love about using an inversion table is the effect on my circulation by reversing the effect of gravity.  It’s probably crazy, but I feel like my brain gets more blood too and I feel more alert after a session.

    • Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by. Yes, you definitely get more blood to your head, and for some people they have to be careful with that.  Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help.

  4. Thank you for sharing such a great product and giving a valuable review. I saw this inversion table for the first time when I was dating my wife and it was a bit curious about how to use it and if it worked. I honestly never asked to use it and I didn’t see it again. With the information that you shared in this article, I feel like I want to give it a try and get my own this time. I will bookmark the post and have my wife take a look at it. Excellent info!

  5. Hi Steve, 

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review this inversion table, it’s greatly appreciated. 

    I have been thinking for quite a while whether to try an inversion table for a minor back injury I picked up while weight training. This review has certainly equipped me with additional knowledge that I can now consider when looking at an inversion table. This one that you’ve reviewed actually looks good so I think I will check it out. 

    Thanks again, 

    Shane

    • Hi Shane, I appreciate your comment.  I really like this table, it has a lot to offer.  Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help.

  6. Hi Steve. Nice review. I wish I had read this review early in the year.  I think it could have been a big help to me.  

    I had a serious sciatica nerve issue that took about a month to resolve.  I did some research during the early stages and found some  reviews about these kinds of tables as well as another device that one could actually hang upright from in a doorway.  that device was relatively inexpensive but it looked very uncomfortable.  

    The tables that I found seemed a bit expensive and we just couldn’t afford to part with that kind of money so I had to resort to hanging my legs of the foot of the bed several time a day and stretches.

    This table looks very comfortable and I really like that it’s adjustable.  It also seems to have features that make it simpler to use and the ability to do stretches while on the table is a bonus.  

    Having an app and CD to help in the process is just another reason I would consider purchasing one of these tables.

    Thanks again for this review, Steve.  I’ll be looking into it further.

    All the best,

    Wayne

    • Hi Wayne, thanks for stopping by. Sorry to hear about your sciatica, I know the feeling and it’s not fun.  Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help.

  7. As I started reading, I thought to myself, “I wonder if this could help all my knots?” and I was excited when you started talking about the accupressure nodes and tight muscles. I need a solution. I just got a massage today and it did nothing for me. I’ve seen different massage therapists, have tried all different specialties of massages…but I leave feeling just as tight as I walked in. It’s frustrating. Maybe it’s time I take matters into my own hands with an inversion table. Thank you for introducing me to this product! I would have never known about them otherwise.

    • Hi Holly, thanks for your comment.  Yes, one of the great features of the FitSpine X3 is the included acupressure nodes.  I love the fact that you can easily move them and put them exactly where you want.  This is an excellent addition that most other inversion tables don’t have.  You can also remove the acupressure nodes if you don’t want to use them.  So, they are easy to move around or take off if you don’t want them.

      My inversion table does not have these nodes, but I can tell you from my experience rolling around on a tennis ball, or a lacrosse ball, the value of hitting those tight knots.  I have mentioned this before, but Teeter includes many features that other tables don’t and the acupressure nodes are a great example.  

      Thanks again for stopping by.  Please let me know if you have any more questions.

  8. Wow! I had no idea that such a thing as an “inversion table” existed (except as a source of punishment or torture! lol).

    As someone who has suffered with bouts of lower back pain over the years, this seems like a compelling solution!

    Although, I’m not sure how I feel about “hanging around” inverted for extended periods of time.

    But if this can offer long-term results, then I am intrigued by the concept, and would be interested in learning more.

    • Ha, I like your humor, that’s good stuff.  I can tell you from my experience, using an inversion table has been a great resource for me and my back problems.

      In order to continue receiving the benefits, you have to continue inverting. Over time, as your back and joints recover, the frequency of inversion sessions needed to maintain a healthy spine and joints will likely decrease, but if you stop inverting all together then chances are the same issues are going to creep back up over time. It’s a recovery and maintenance program, not a permanent solution.  The “long-term” benefits come from continuing to use the Teeter regularly, and since it only takes a couple of minutes, most people find it very easy to fit into their schedule.

      Please let me know if you have any more questions.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

  9. Hi there, this review about Teeter FitSpine X3 inversion table is just like an health advice for people probably suffering from back pain maybe through work stress or maybe some other means. Getting the Teeter FitSpine X3 inversion table will sure help them and with my observation, the table will not only solved back pain but will also work in all body joint because using the table is like doing mini exercise for our body. My personal observation though 

    • Thanks for your comment.  I have certainly had success using my inversion table and I think this FitSpine X3 from Teeter is a great option.  I order to see benefits from an inversion table, you do have to use it continuously over time.  Over time, as you invert, you can see benefits.  This is really a recovery and maintenance process.  There is not a one-size-fits-all fix for back pain, but I believe that inversion therapy is helpful.  

      Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help. Thanks for stopping by today

  10. Wow, you packed a lot of information into this blog post! I really love the way you outlined this Teeter FitSpine inversion table. It is cool to know Inversion therapy is used to treat  people with back pain. A friend of mine has an old Teeter model and it has lasted a long time. He is looking for a new one.  Even though his table is old, it still has some of the great features you discussed. Thanks for your indepth analysis. I will definitely share this post with my buddy and see if is interested in a brand new inversion table. One question, do you how long do you recommend inverting for someone just starting out?  Thanks again!

    • Hi Michael.  Thanks for your praise, I appreciate it.  Definitely, share this post with your friend and if he has any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  

      Teeter has been in the inversion table business for a long time and they have many great tables.  I use a Teeter personally as well. 

      To answer your question, when you are just starting out with an inversion table, I recommend you take it slow.  I would start with a shallow angle like 15-20 degrees and work up from there.  You need to see how it feels and how your body responds.  Just use the table for a few minutes maybe 2 minutes to start. Again, you just want to listen to your body and see how it feels.  Once you get more comfortable you can slowly increase the angle and the length of time you are inverting.

      Currently, I invert at about 60-degrees for about 6 minutes.  Some people will invert a couple of times during the day. I do find it relaxing and sometimes I drift off to sleep. 

      Thanks for stopping by. If you have any more questions, please let me know.  Have a great day!

  11. Great article on inversion tables with a lot of information. I have had a herniated disc from about a year and a half ago that still bothers me. My doctor told me an inversion table could really help me. I have used one of these in the past and was thinking about purchasing one for my house.  Then I would be able to use it whenever I want to. Why do you recommend this particular Teeter model over other brands that are less expensive?  Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    • Hi Cathy, thank you so much for leaving a comment. I appreciate it. I am sorry to hear about your disc problem, I have been through that, and it is not fun at all. I can certainly sympathize with you.  

      As for Teeter, I believe they make an excellent inversion table. You are correct, there are a lot of options out there and definitely some less expensive models. Also, I think that you get what you pay for.  Teeter has designed some great features into their tables, features that other manufacturers don’t offer.

      For one, Teeter inversion tables have the flexible backrest, which is designed to flex with your movements.  Most other tables on the market have a fixed back with a pad on it.  The flexible backrest is more versatile, allowing you to stretch and reach areas you might not otherwise be able to. 

      Another critical feature, in my opinion, is the ankle locking system with the extra long handle.  I have discussed this before, but the extended handle means you have to bend over less when you are locking in, or releasing your ankles from the table when you are finished inverting. There have been times in my life dealing with back problems that I could not bend forward very far, so the extra long handle is a must for me.  The ankle cushions themselves are comfortable and keep you securely in place while you are upside down.

      And finally the tether strap.  A lot of other tables only have preset angles of inversion (15, 30, 45 degrees, etc.), whereas the tether strap on this table allows you to choose any angle you want.  For a lot of people, the pre-sets are just fine.  For me though, I was not able to increase my inversion angle by 15 degrees at a time, when I was recovering in 2016.  I needed smaller incremental adjustments. 

      Sorry for the long-winded response, but I think Teeter inversion tables are a quality product.  It’s all the little things that add up that make Teeter great.  Thanks again, and let me know if you have any more questions.

  12. Back pain can be a nagging problem especially for people more advanced in age. It’s good to have a product like This FitSpine inversion table offering relief to this problem.

    I like this particular inversion table because it is sturdy and has a flexible backrest. It’s also great that they’ve provided a 3d app which helps in installation. Can I use this inversion table by myself or do I need help with it always?

    • Hi Louis, thanks for dropping a comment!  I agree with you on back pain being a nagging problem.  My back problems date back many years and I can tell you it’s been debilitating at times. I do know a lot of people who have back problems as they get older.  Some of that is from lack of exercise and some other people just continue to do everything they have always done, whether it hurts their back or not.  I fall into the latter category.  Sorry to digress, now I will answer your question!

      As for using the table yourself, absolutely you can do this.  I do it all the time.  I do have a couple of recommendations for you.  First off, check out my post about using an inversion table. There are helpful tips that will make your inversion experience a good one.  

      A couple of quick notes.  When you set up your inversion table, you will want to have someone “spot” you the first couple of times so you can make sure you have it set according to your body. Everyone has a different center of gravity so getting the table set for you is key. For most people, it’s as easy as setting the height on the adjustment tube according to how tall you are and that’s it.  For other people, like me, I had to adjust the height setting to a slightly taller setting.  The setting I use just works better for me.  

      Ultimately you should be able to rotate in and out of inversion by moving your arms.  But in case you need a little boost, the FitSpine X3 has long handrails that you can use to assist in getting back upright.  

      So, at the end of the day, use a spotter to start out and get the settings just right, then you are on your way!

      Thanks again for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day!

  13. Hi Steve, your review of this product is wonderful and timely for me. My husband often experiences back pain. I believe the Teeter FitSpine will be just perfect for him. I am particularly happy about the fact that you have been using this product for many years now. 

    The Teeter inversion table has really great features, I love the flexible backrest.  Does this come with a lumbar support as well? 

    I will have to direct my hubby to your site, and just like you said, we will definitely meet with our doctor before purchasing. Thanks for your wonderful review. 

    • Hi Gracen, thank you for stopping by today.  Sorry to hear about your hubby’s back problems, I know how difficult that can be.  I have been using my Teeter inversion table for many years and I love it. As you mentioned, the flexible backrest is great as it moves with your movements unlike most other tables on the market.  

      Some people will grab the handles that are molded into the backrest and stretch out side to side.  Along with the acupressure nodes, you can really get some good trigger point pressure on tight knots.  

      To answer your question, yes the FitSpine X3 does come with a lumbar support, for extra low back stretch. 

      Please let me know if you have any more questions, or need any further help. Thanks for leaving a comment, I appreciate it.  Best of luck to your husband!

  14. Wow, this sounds like a great inversion table.  I was in a car accident recently and have used the table in my chiropractor’s office.  He recommended I look into buying an inversion table for home.  I want one that will last a long time. I am comfortable using the table at my chiro’s office, but I am a little nervous about getting stuck upside down on my own.  Do you have any tips for me?  Also, this table seems pretty heavy, is it difficult to move?  Thanks, this is a great article.

    • Hello Kenechi, thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.  Sorry to hear about your accident, that is unfortunate.  Hopefully, you are making a speedy and complete recovery.  Check out my post here about using an inversion table the right way.  You want to make sure the table is set up correctly for your height/weight ratio, so that will have an excellent inversion experience.  

      One of the nice features of this table are the long handles, so if you do need some help up, you are covered.  Ideally, you will have the table set up so that you can rotate in and out of inversion just by using your arm movements. Once you have the table set up, you should be good to go.  

      As for moving the table, you are correct; these are pretty heavy.  Moving an inversion table can be especially tricky if you are dealing with back pain. You probably don’t want to make things worse by lifting a heavy and awkwardly shaped inversion table.  My advice is to set the table up in the room where you will be using it.  Mine is in my bedroom, which doesn’t make my wife happy, but it works.  

      If you have an office, or a spare room, set up there, so you don’t have to move the table around much.  I just fold my table in half and lean it up against the wall when I am done using it.  

      I hope that answers your questions, please let me know if you have any more questions or comments.  Thanks for stopping by today!

  15. Hello Steve,

    I am in the market for an inversion table and I have been doing a lot of research.  As an athlete, I love the fact that the rotation will help to relax and decompress my spine. My body takes a pounding and I think an inversion table is a great way for me to relax and rejuvenate.  I do have a question for you.  How long should you invert when you are using one of these? Thanks, I really appreciate your in-depth review.

    • Hello Seun, thanks for stopping by today.  I think athletes can benefit from using an inversion table.  Some folks use them as part of a work out routine.  You are right; it will be a nice break for your back and will help you relax and decompress. 

      As for how long to use the table, I have a couple of recommendations for you.  First off, if you have not used one before, I recommend setting the table at a low or shallow angle.  This will give you a chance to see how it feels and how your body reacts.  I would say about 15-20 degrees, just to get started.  You may find this is not deep enough, but it’s a good place to start.  As you get more comfortable using an inversion table, you can increase the angle.

      I would start inverting for just a few minutes, like 2 or 3 at a shallow angle and see how that feels.  You will have to listen to your body and see how you react. I invert at about 60 degrees for about 6 minutes.  I have been hanging upside down for a long time, so I am pretty used to it.  But, you will have to work up to steeper angles and longer times. 

      Well, I hope that answers your question.  If you have any follow up questions, or comments, please let me know.

      Thanks again and have a great day.

  16. Thanks for writing this review, I love it.  I have been in the market for an inversion table ever since I tweaked my back lifting weights at the gym.  My gym has a pretty old inversion table, but I love how it makes my back feel. I really want to buy one for my house so I can use it whenever I want.  What would you say it the best feature of this table?  Also, is there anywhere I can try one out?  I look forward to hearing back from you.

    • Great question and thanks for stopping by today.  First off, I am sorry to hear about your back problem; I can sympathize.  As for the features, I love the extended locking/release handle on the Teeter FitSpine X3, that is one of my favorite features.  The reason is simple; a longer handle requires less bending over to lock yourself in or release your ankles from the table when you are finished inverting.  

      This extended length handle comes in very handy, especially for someone like me.  I have had times in my life with back injuries where I was not able to bend forward very far.  I could use the inversion table but just had a hard time bending over, so the extra long handle was critical for me. 

      Another one of my personal favorites is the tether strap for adjusting the inversion angle.  Some tables come with a pre-set type of inversion angle adjustment, but I prefer the strap.  Here is why.  With a strap, you can set the inversion angle anywhere you want.  With the pre-set option, you are limited to angles like 15, 30, 45, 60, etc.  This is fine for most people, but if you want the ability to make smaller adjustments, you are out of luck.

      Let me give you an example.  When I was recovering from lumbar spinal stenosis, I was hunched over at the waist, and I was barely able to lay down flat on my back.  I could use the inversion table but had to make minimal inversion angle adjustments.  I was not able to increase my angle by 15 or 20 degrees at a time like with the pre-set options.  The tether strap allowed me to make these micro adjustments, where I couldn’t with presets.

      As for trying out a table, Teeter does offer a $15, 30-day trial.  You can find out more about that here.

      I hope that answers your questions.  If you have any more questions or comments be sure to let me know.  Thanks again for stopping by.

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