Do You Lift Properly?
Do you lift properly?
Working out is seen as a way to lose weight and gain muscle, but if you don’t lift properly it can cause back pain. Even if you’re trying to carry boxes that are heavier than what you can handle is a call for an injury.
When you lift your back improperly you can get a muscle or joint injury.
If you’re not in the right position while lifting it can create stress to your lower back and adds pressure to the muscle. When your joints get irritated it can tear joins in your spine—which are fragile. The spine is important because it connects your brain and body. It is the backbone to how your body functions.
Lifting Weights At The Gym:
If you’re starting to lift weights, make sure you first start with just your body weight – meaning no weights. if you want to start deadlifting, do not exceed the amount than what you can handle. Don’t be ashamed to start small!
Make sure you are lifting with your legs and not your back. When you are going through the motions, do not lock your knees fully (unless you want a knee injury as well).
Lifting Boxes And Other Heavy Objects:
Even though you’re not at the gym, carrying heavy objects can do some damage to your body. Make sure your chest is forward—creating a straight back. Again, use your knees to lift the object and move the hips when changing position.
If you have to put the object down, use your legs and not your back. If it’s too much for you to handle by yourself, always ask another person for help.