When it comes to back safety PowerLifting is not an Olympic sport. Dr. Michael Schaefer patented the PowerLift Technique which is designed to help one safely lift objects in order to protect the back from injury.
Back injuries can be debilitating, and improper lifting techniques can over time lead to lots of pain and discomfort. “Powerlift: Lifting Training that Works” explores why back lifting is bad and how to incorporate PowerLifting techniques to different types of situations, including lifting difficult objects such as tall loads, loads with no handles, and objects on low shelves.
Some of the lifts discussed include the wide stance PowerLift, the tipping load, the tripod lift and the golfer’s bend.
Check out OSHA’s fact sheet on back safety for details on the “nation’s number one workplace safety problem“.