Thank you for checking back in on our The Joint at The Riverside Plaza blog and reading about affordable chiropractic care at The Joint. We love hearing from our public and clientele. Here’s another question for our chiropractic advice column.
Dear Back Pain Relief Expert,
Recently, I started a lifting light weights during my workouts. I want to make sure I avoid hurting my back. I have always followed the age-old wisdom to lift with your legs, not with your back. Beyond that, do you have any chiropractic advice for me to stay injury free?
Workout Warrior In Riverside
Dear Workout Warrior,
You are a very wise workout warrior to follow the, “Lift with your legs, not with your back” adage. You can save yourself a lot of pain and need for back pain relief just by following that advice every time you lift something. We do have a couple things along those lines to add to that though.
- Solidly plant your feet about 12″ – 16” apart from each other. While keeping your back straight, bend your knees down so you are close to the object;
- Keep the lifting load close to the body and lift with rhythm. Lift slowly and carefully.
We hope that helps and you enjoy the light weights added to your workouts! Thank you for writing to our back pain relief column.
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