Protecting Your Back Lifting Heavy Weights
Strength training has many benefits, but it goes beyond just building muscles.
It can also help protect you from injuries and lessen pain.
Still, when it comes to lifting weights, the critical part to protect is the back, and you need to use the correct muscle control.
So, how do you protect your back from lifting heavy during exercises?
Always Warm Up The Body First
Never jump into your workout without warming up the body first.
Respect Those Weights
Lifting heavy weights does not mean you must not do it properly.
Know your core and understand how the muscles engage and stabilize your back to move correctly when lifting weights.
Understand Your Core
The truth is the stiffness you feel comes from the inhale and bracing of the core before each move, like deadlifting or squatting.
But if you have severe back pain while lifting, we recommend you speak to a health professional.
Always Have a Full-Body Approach