Improper lifting is a common cause of many types of back pain injuries. Twisting and turning while lifting can do the most damage. Whether you’re helping a friend move out of their apartment or picking something up at work, most of us lift things incorrectly.
Rather than simply bending over to lift the item with your knees locked, form a “tripod” by placing one knee on the ground with the item you’re lifting close to your body.
Lift the weight over the knee on the ground and then continue lifting by straightening both legs. This way of lifting is far better than keeping both feet together and bending both knees at once!