Low-back loading in lifting two loads beside the body compared to lifting one load in front of the body.

@article{Faber2009LowbackLI,
  title={Low-back loading in lifting two loads beside the body compared to lifting one load in front of the body.},
  author={Gert S. Faber and Idsart Kingma and Aleida M. Bakker and Jaap H van Die{\"e}n},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          35-41
        }
}
Low-back load during manual lifting is considered an important risk factor for the occurrence of low-back pain. Splitting a load, so it can be lifted beside the body (one load in each hand), instead of in front of the body, can be expected to reduce low-back load. Twelve healthy young men lifted 10 and 20-kg wide and narrow loads in front of the body (the single-load lifts). These single-load lifts were compared to a lifting condition in which two 10-kg loads (a total of 20 kg) were lifted… CONTINUE READING
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