Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Therapy Inversion Table ReviewAfter reviewing the Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Therapy inversion table I am happy to report that we have a great contender for anyone wanting to add FAR infrared heat therapy to their decompression routine. I will detail more about the benefits of infrared therapy as well as explain what makes the table stand out below.

I was able to find details about folding and storage of this unit as well as information about how easy it is to assemble and put into use, so I encourage you to read all of the review to get the most out of this information.

Construction

The Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared therapy incline table uses a heavy duty powder coated steel frame construction similar to their bestselling Gravity 4000 unit. There are two differences to the frames that look like improvements on the IFT 4000. The first is they have separated the front leg assembly into two separate legs. These legs each have wide round rubber feet for stability. Since I own a Gravity 4000 I would say that removing the bottom connecting section could be the answer to why the IFT 4000 weighs slightly less. Not to worry about strength here because both units have a heavy duty welded cross bar half way up the legs that act as the table stop.

[toc]Second is that they have redesigned the rear corner stabilizer foot pads and added heavy duty stretch grip handles to them. This will be a great feature to assist inverted stretching routines.

The IFT 4000 comes largely assembled from the factory with the entire main frame assembly put together as well as the main backrest support tree assembly. After reading through the entire assembly manual I was impressed to learn that there are under 40 pieces of hardware that you will have to screw or bolt on and that count includes the factory supplied tools for assembly.

The backrest assembly is where the Ironman IFT 4000 incline table stands out from all others. It has combined the 2-1/2” thick ribbed foam back support system found on models like their Ironman iControl 600 series. The heavy ribbed design allows better ventilation while decompressing on the padded vinyl surface.

FAR Infrared Ray Heat Therapy System

ironman ift 4000 infrared heat pad designFAR infrared heat therapy technology will aid in increased blood flow for the user. This will help relax stressed or strained muscles while the increase in blood flow has even been shown to help relieve soreness from sprains and other muscular injury.

This heavy padded material is combined with FAR Infrared Heat technology. The FAR technology creates soothing natural heat with the use of ultra-fine carbon fiber heating elements that run up and down the backrest support. From the owner’s manual I learned that the IFT 4000’s carbon fiber heating mat measures 27.55” (length) x 11.81” ( width) or basically the area of the main backrest ribs.

The included LED control module will let you set a control timer from 0-60 minutes with heat settings from 90-140 degrees F. This unit also has a manual on-off control.

It’s worth noting here that the FAR infrared heating system requires about 15-20 minutes to heat up so you will want to turn this on before using the table. I will also mention here that one slight downfall in this units’ design would be that the heating LED control mounts on the back of the backrest assembly and there is no LED readout on the remote control, so it is not possible to see the heat setting while on the unit and you also can’t see the temperature change if you decide to change the remote setting while on the unit. This doesn’t really detract from how the unit operates but it seems odd to have a remote to use while on the bed if you can’t see the effect of using it.

FAR Infrared Heating Therapy Video

Ankle Support

ironman ift 4000 ankle lock system with comfort cuff design and ratchet lockThe Ironman IFT 4000 uses my favorite combination of ankle locking support. You will find both a front and rear mounted cuff style ankle support system combined with an easy to use one handed palm activated ratchet style ankle locking system.

You will find this combination to be both a back saver in terms of not having to bend over as far to lock in like you would have to do with a pin-activated T-bar locking system. Also the front and rear cuff style ankle supports mimic the original inversion boot design which was designed to comfortable support the users entire weight.

Inversion Options

The ironman IFT 4000 is what I would call a maximum capacity incline unit. That means it is rated for users up to 350 lbs. who range in height from 4’-9” to 6’-6” tall. As always I will remind you that an inversion system works like a fulcrum which means you are searching for a perfect balance between the center pivot bar of the machine. This might require you to set the machine 1 to 2” above or below your actual height setting in order to achieve a zero balance of your body mass on the table. You will know when you have found the right setting because as you lean back the unit will naturally recline back without any real effort.

The Ironman IFT 4000 is designed to be able to take you to full 90-degree incline and is controlled by a safety tether strap. While the IFT 4000 does not have any form of break locking device to lock the table in one position, you will be able to bring the unit to a lock-out position at full 90-degree incline if your desire is to perform incline squats, crunches, or inverted sit-ups.

As mentioned above, Ironman has modified the frame design of the IFT 4000 with enhanced inversion stretch grips located at both rear leg corners. It also features extra-long padded inversion control handles located off each frame corner assembly.

 

Assembly & Storage

Read our Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Therapy Inversion Table Review. Get the benefits of FAR infrared heat therapy with decompressionAssembly of the Ironman IFT 4000 unit is really quite simple because the entire frame assembly as well as the main backrest assembly come put together from the factory. So all you will need to do is assemble about 30 bolts and screws to but accessories in place. I would plan to allow between 25- 45 minutes for average assembly depending on your individual skill level.

The unit comes with a well-illustrated assembly manual as well as the assembly tools required to put it together.

I have three sets of measurements for you here that cover unit operating space requirements, folded size, and shipping information. When set up you will need a space 26” wide by 49” long. Here is where I mention though that you need to plan on almost 7’ of space for the unit to pivot when in use. I will also mention here that the unit weighs 75 lbs. assembled and this combination of size and weight makes it very awkward to move around.

If you are looking to store the unit when not in use plan on a folded size of 26” by 80” by 17” tall if laid flat. Many people ask if it will slide under a bed and my response would be at 17” tall it would have to be a tall bed. Keep in mind here that you are also talking about moving around an object almost 7’ long weighing 75 bulky lbs. For this reason, I always recommend trying to find an out of the way corner where you could use the unit daily and leave it in pace. Since a corner seems to be a good place to pivot the unit into the corner without taking up a lot of valuable space.

The shipping container for this model will weigh 83 lbs. and come as a carton about 30” x 51”x9 -1/2” thick so plan on two people to move it around when it arrives.

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Safety

Like all the Ironman decompression systems I have reviewed the IFT 4000 comes with very good quality safety features. From the vinyl protection system installed over the leg folding hinges to the high quality palm activated ankle locking system, I think you will find the IFT 4000 to be an investment in quality and safety.

The FAR infrared heat therapy system is even ETL/CETL certified. ETL certification is a top US based 3rd party electrical component safety certification program. Here is a link if you’d like to read more about ETL certification.

Warranty

The Ironman IFT 4000 unit includes a 1 year factory warranty direct from parent company Paradigm Health and Wellness.

Dimensions

The shipping dimensions are 30”x51”x9-1/2” and shipping weight is 83 lbs.

The set up dimensions are 26”x49” but you should allow up to 7’ of swing space for the table pivot. Plan on an assembled weight of 75 lbs.

The unit does fold down for storage but expect a bulky 75 lbs. measuring 26”x80”x17” tall laying flat.

Pros

  • High quality powder coated frame
  • 350 lb. weight capacity
  • 4’-9” to 6’-6” user height
  • Fold down for storage
  • FAR infrared heat therapy system in backrest
  • 2-12” thick ventilating ribbed foam backrest
  • 3 position pivot hinge settings for better inversion control
  • Infinite incline options with tether control strap
  • Full lockout inversion capable
  • Comfort cuff ankle support front and rear
  • Palm activated ratchet style safety ankle lock system
  • Built-in inversion stretch handles on the lower rear frame
  • Extra-long safety grip handles
  • ETL certified electrical heating system

Cons

  • Bulky to fold and store
  • No break locking device
  • Can’t read heat settings while using table
  • Not UL certified

Ironman IFT 4000 Infrared Therapy Inversion Table Price

All in all, the Ironman IFT 4000 is a good value in the $300-$350 price range. If you are looking for one of the best built incline tables to include FAR infrared heat therapy, then I encourage you to take a closer look now. I have included options here if you’d like to see the best price on the net right now.

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