Lifting Techniques

Incorporating strength training into your life will have you reaping many benefits.  This type of exercise will help increase your muscle tone, which can increase your self-confidence and also put you into a healthier overall state.  Even if not done for exercise, some need to lift heavy objects as part of their jobs. No matter the reason for lifting, utilizing proper technique is key.    

When you lift heavy objects with improper form, you put the health of your back, shoulders, knees, and other body parts at risk.  By visiting our team at Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare, you can learn the proper lifting techniques so you can keep your body protected.  Examples of these techniques include:

  • Be sure your body is thoroughly warmed up before exerting yourself.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back.
  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart for proper balance.
  • Try not to twist your spine while lifting.
  • Don’t hold your breath while exerting yourself.