How do you lift properly? This is a common question and the answer is not simply “bend your knees”.
There are many ways to lift properly when you don’t put pressure and strain on your low back. The aim is to keep your back straight, not bend forward and to over arch when your lifting. The golfers lift, as seen here, is used in times when you are picking up a light item with one hand. EG a golf ball, a child’s shoe or your handbag.
By lifting your non-weight bearing leg behind you, you can counter balance the load that you are picking up. This then equally loads the low back as you are lifting.
As you stand up straight, activate your core by keeping your tummy tight, then bring the back leg back into neutral and regain and neutral stance.
Tiger Woods should not be the only one using the golfers lift. Your will find it an easy way to lift light objects whilst protecting your back.
Use the Golfers lift well however if you feel any pain then book in for a free consultation to see one of our Chiropractors