1. Stand up tall
2. Slight bend at your knees
3. Squeeze your shoulders back
4. Shift your weight to your heels
5. Push your bum back and out
6. Feel the backs of your legs working
7. Once target reached move up with legs by squeezing tightly up and gradually raising chest higher
8. If lifting something heavy always try to keep chest slightly higher
My nan suffered with disabling chronic back pain for roughly 37 years!
Once she couldn't move for 3 weeks! She saw many different professionals but the only one who added an impact was a physio. The physio taught her to exercise daily to strengthen her body. But it's only really been the last decade where she has been free of this chronic problem.
I couldn't help to notice being a movement geek how effortlessly my nan deadlifts. Without even looking like she's thinking about it she holds an ironing board straight spine. This sounds simple and it is when you know how but our lazy ways of getting things done fast have developed painful lifting forms. 99% of my clients when they first come to me don't lift effectively.
Ever watched someone or witnessed yourself become a rainbow when picking something up?
My dad use to tell me stories about guys he witnessed squatting collosal bar bending weights in his gym but then ended up doing their backs in by picking up groceries out of the car! Crazy because you would think someone strong would get away with it...IT'S A GAMBLE LOADING THE SPINE WITHOUT USING YOUR LEGS EFFECTIVELY!
Live by her deadlift rules and you will not be a victim of groceries ;-)
Lifting effectively needs to be a priority and practiced daily to become habitual.
My nan hasn't had chronic back pain in just over 10 years now and she is looking healthier than ever!!!
Here's to my inspirational nan,