Hanging upside down is not always an option for everybody, therefore if you have certain health issues using an inversion table is not recommended as you can read in our health and safety section.
Luckily products like this Stamina in Line Back Stretch Bench are very good alternatives. Allowing you to give yourself a great body stretch, without hanging upside down and increasing blood flow to the head.
Due to the stretching nature of this simple yet effective device, if you do have any spinal issues it would be best to consult your doctor or physician before committing to a purchase.
This product also puts a lot of strain on the knees so if you have any knee related issues you should also check with a medical professional if using the Back Stretch Bench is a good idea!
The bench is available in a Pro (grey, featured below) and a standard version (blue).
The Pro grey variation comes with a padded support pillow for the neck and head area and also has a slimmer and slightly longer area near the top of the bench. Whereas the blue variation is a little cheaper. You can compare both models on visiting the retailer.
How does the Stamina in Line Back Stretch Bench work?
The Stamina Back Stretch Bench is placed upon a flat surface and the first thing to do is adjust the height of the lower bar to match your height.
You adjust the height simply by lifting the slot pin mechanism and moving the bar along to the required height measurement, before releasing the pin mechanism to snap in place. In a similar fashion to how you would on an inversion table.
The lower dual ankle holders are also just like those seen on inversion tables. When getting on the board you simply lift the upper foam roller, position your ankles and lower the upper roller into a secure position.
When positioned on the backrest your arms go over these rollers to hold your upper body in place. So your armpits are positioned around these rollers.
The top rollers have 3 adjustment levels allowing you to make them wider (further away from the side of the backrest) or narrower.
When positioned on the board with your neck resting on the padded pillow and feet securely fixed, you can start adjusting the small lever at the side.
Moving the lever back and forth lengthens the overall bench length and this in turn, stretches your body out. The more you move the lever back and forth the more it will stretch out your body. Great for decompression and strength.
To see the Stamina in Line Back Stretch Bench in action take a look at the video below.
Other features and quick specs:
- Max weight capacity: 250 lbs
- Dimensions: 72 x 25 x 11
- Easy assembly required
- Upholstered padded bench
- Side crank lever for stretching and decompression
- Padded neck support pillow
- Adjustable under arm supports with 3 torso length settings
- Length adjustment knob on lower beam
- Floor protection caps
- Dual padded ankle rollers
- Padded arm support rollers
Is the Stamina InLine Back Stretch Bench a good investment?
If you find hanging upside down on an inversion table uncomfortable or are unable to use inversion due to pressure related issues when upside down, then the Stamina Inline Back Stretch Bench is a very good alternative.
It is also very well priced when compared to higher end inversion tables.
Overall the buyer reviews for the Stamina Inline Back Stretch Bench are very good and many buyers certainly feel that the Stamina Back Stretch Bench is a good alternative to using an inversion table.
It is also clear from the buyer reviews that many users who have regular and expensive chiropractor sessions no longer feel the need for them after using this very useful piece of kit. Many often state that the Stamina Inline Back Stretch Bench pays for itself in one use, since they avoid the need for a chiropractor altogether.
As is always suggested, we recommend you take a look at the buyer reviews for yourself as they provide many excellent points as to why this is a great piece of kit!