Rounding Your Low Back While Lifting is Not Dangerous

Research is clear you do not need to keep your back straight

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“Don’t round your back”, “Lift with your knees, not your back”, and “keep you back straight” are among the most commonly used phrases for “injury prevention.” When looking at the research, these phrases fail to hold water.

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Zachary Walston

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