Prevent Back Injuries- Deadlift
After a bad break-up with her boyfriend, Sabrina Ferreira had to move out. What would happen next was more painful than mourning the relationship.
During the move, Ferreira injured her back moving a large armoire. At 23, Ferreira was displaced after pulling a muscle in her back.
“It really affected my life,” said Ferreira. “I lost my waitressing job because I couldn’t stand for long periods of time.”
Although typically more prevalent in 40 to 80-year-olds, back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. According to a Duke University Medical Center researchers, there are 25 million back injuries each year. Women being more likely to get injured.
When performed incorrectly, everyday movements can increase chances of back injury. Dr.Cesar Fernandez, recommends constant posture awareness along with strengthening the back muscles. The “Deadlift” exercise is an effective way to strengthen those muscles. The two-step powerlifting movement is known to strengthen the entire back back, making posture and lifting easier on the body.
“After a year of deadlifting, I feel healthier and stronger,” said Ferreira, who now lifts 55 pounds more than she weighs.
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