Part 5: Lift With the Legs

The following are lifting principles to encourage safe lifting mechanics:

Part 5: Lift With the Legs

Lifting with the legs allows the large muscle groups of the legs to take the stress of the lift rather than the back. The leg muscles are capable of lifting larger loads for longer periods. This decreases the risk of developing a back or neck problem.

This ergo-tip is a part of an ergo-tip series about safe lifting mechanics. Please visit the table of contents at http://www.ergo-motion.com/category/ergo-tips/ for other available posts. There will be one post released every Tuesday.