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Good Bending Strengthens Legs and Lifting Ability

BikaBill, one of the winners of the How To Sit Up Straight Contest, writes,
"Ahhh, so good to be a winna!!!

"Another recent success:

"I'd bought a steel fire pit that weighs about 50 lbs, and when I got it last November I could barely move it more than a few feet and that was with some pain. I was going to ask someone to help me move it for use on New Years Eve. But I've been really watching and correcting my posture for the last couple months, and when I picked it up New Years Eve, it seemed really light. I just whisked it out to the front yard like it weighed nothing, and there was no pain!!!

Left drawing shows neutral spine and hip. Center and Right show two kinds of swayback (hyperlordosis) a slouching posture you can easily change to stop pain.

"I was amazed. I would never have guessed that good posture makes one so much stronger, but it does! I've also noticed a difference in my poise -- like forcing yourself to smile makes you feel happier, so does good posture make you feel more self confident. No surgeon could ever have given me that!

"Thanks, Dr. J.

"Happy 2010!

Good body mechanics are a powerful performance enhancing aid.

How To Do This Too

Good Bending:

Lifting Overhead:

Better Ergonomics for Carrying Loads:

Great Technique for Pushing and Punching
Throw a Stronger Punch (or Push a Car or Stroller) Using This Back Pain Reduction Technique

What Is Neutral Spine?

Another Reader Applies Good Bending:

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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.