You can’t argue with bio-mechanics. The greater the horizontal distance between your head and your feet, the harder your muscles have to work and the more strain is placed on your joints…especially your low back and spine.
Bend and Lift with Awareness
Bending down or lifting up, pay attention to keeping your head over your feet (not forward of your feet). Keep your pelvis and torso as close to the center of where you are standing as possible to maximize stability and minimize damaging stress or strain.
Stack each PostureZone® and Use your Core
Imagine a center-line coming up from between your feet. Then, from the ground up, focus on stacking each PostureZone®
PostureZone® 1: Feet and Lower Extremity
- Plant feet shoulder width apart. Shoes make a big difference
- Bend your knees
- Lift with leg power, and…
PostureZone® 2: Pelvis
- Tuck your pelvis to engage your core
- Carry close to your center, as you
PostureZone® 3: Torso
- Try to keep your back straight. Avoid hunching over
- Shoulders back & down
- Get a good grip, and….
PostureZone® 4: Head
- Look straight ahead. Your nose should follow your toes.
- Align head over shoulders
Practice Bending and Lifting to Train New Habits
Keeping your body alignment in mind, create better bending and lifting habits by practicing with good form several times.