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Old 05-15-2007, 05:49 AM   #1
Bill Manasserian
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Hi everyone,

I recently bought a pair of inversion boots (they're really ankle attachments) that I use on a pullup bar at home.

When hanging upside-down, is there some kind of backup plan I can rely on if I can't get my hands back up onto the bar to release my feet?

At one time, I almost found myself hanging from one foot so I wonder if anyone has had such safety issues.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:54 AM   #2
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I actually hang on my power cage and stagger the support stands so I can climb my way back up. I'm considering hanging a short rope from the bar as well, because sometimes I lack the ability to really get up there and I end up yelling for my wife for assistance......embarrassing I know....but true.

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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LOL...I workout alone in a garage. I never really though about getting stuck in that position. That WOULD SUCK... I'd likely die of starvation. I'll have to give this some thought, before I hang any more....
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:22 PM   #4
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Inversion table at Costco -- $149.

Not getting stuck hanging upside down from a pullup bar -- priceless.

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Old 05-15-2007, 07:45 PM   #5
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I've seen those tables at playitagain a lot. I might need to invest...

There is also some speculation that they might be a lot better than hanging upside down. There is a theory that when you hang completely upside down, your muscles, abs/obliques contract and don't allow your back to streatch. When you hang at an angle, this suposedly doesn't happen. I do feel I get a good streach hanging, but the theory is interesting....
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for your replies.

The rope idea worked well. I actually thought of it before you posted, Arden ;) ...one rope for each hand and fixed at both ends.

It was a hell of lot easier to pull myself up using the ropes than using the thick sides of the pullup station frame. The only thing a bit concerning was the side-to-side movement of the pullup station as I wriggle to alternate between the bar and the ropes.

The other thing is to have a phone around... within reach ;)
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:29 PM   #7
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Re: Gravity boots

I have a bar in the door of one of my closets. I have a length of rope set in between my feet that hangs down to about my knees. Just have to reach up to grab it. Actually the boots I have (Teeter hangups) have a calf loop you can grab on to as well.
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