SIX SIMPLE STEPS:
- Ensure a wide base of support by standing with feet shoulder width apart.
- Tighten abdominal muscles
- Bend at the hips and knees, NOT AT THE WAIST
- Use leg muscles to lift, and hold the load close to your body.
- Don't twist the spine while holding the load--instead, move your feet.
- Bend at the hip and knees to lower the load.