Hmm…Huh, ooo, ahh (struggling to lift box).
Hey everybody, it’s Dr. Jo! Many people come in with back injuries because they lifted
something, and they didn’t do it correctly. So today I’m going to show you the correct
way technique for lifting heavy objects. Let’s get going. Lifting can really cause a lot
of problems in the back. I see so many times, people come in with back injuries because
they didn’t know how to lift something. A lot of people try to lift with their backs,
but you really want to lift with your legs. I know people heard that all the time, but
they don’t know exactly how to do it. Spread your feet out a little bit, a little past
shoulder width apart. That gives you a good stable base. Then kick your booty back, if
you’re squatting down, and your knees are going way in front of your toes, that’s just
as bad as lifting from your back. So stick your bottom back, grab what you got, and lift
with your legs. Going back down, and coming back up. So if I was going down this way,
my knees would get in the way anyways, but that hurts, so stick your bottom back, squat
down, and pick up. Another way you can do it, is to go from almost a lunge position.
So put one foot in front of the other, lunge down, and pick up this way. If you have a
strong leg versus a weak leg, do it this way. But still not lifting with your back, lifting
with your legs. Going down, going up. So that was the correct way to lift something heavy
without injuring your back. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section.
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