Practical Programming: From Back Pain to a Pain Free Bend Pattern – The Deadlift [news]
A retrospective analysis in Spine of 1000 women with herniated disks found straight-legged lifting to be the number one correlating factor! Therefore understanding and learning to bend with correct technique is essential.
Bending to pick up objects is not a bad thing, if it is done correctly with respect to the load. When should you bend from the waist with straight knees and when should you bend using the legs? The key factor determining your bending technique is the magnitude of the load you are lifting.read more