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Posted on 06-05-2017
Looking Sexy and Alive - Peak Body Efficiency-Lifting
Start in a standing pose with feet in a wide stance or one foot slightly forward.
Get close to the object you’re lifting.
The most important point is to keep the area from your neck all the way down to your pelvis straight, with no bending forward or to the sides.
Bend forward at the hips, (not at the waist) and the knees into a squatting position.
Let your hips shift slightly backwards.
It’s easiest to spread your feet wide apart to keep a broad base of support, or you can put one knee on the ground.
To pick up the object, grab it near the base and bring it close to your body.
Lift it up by pushing through your legs.
Keep your head and chest up and your stomach muscles tight, to protect your spine.
This is a weird position at first, but it’s vital for preventing injury to your back. (fyi: this is a very awkward position if you’re wearing a dress!)
Twist or turn your body while holding or lifting a heavy object; move your feet to turn your body.
Lift heavy objects above the level of your shoulders or retrieve objects from a shelf above your head.
Bend forward without bending your knees.
Your head should always be facing the same direction as your feet!
If you feel it in your low back, STOP! You are in the wrong position! You should be feeling it in your legs.
Use tools to help you, such as a straps or a hand cart.
Get help from someone to lift the object with you.
Call us for a free posture evaluation at Hands on Healing Chiropractic, 408-371-0068.
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