Pushing and pulling: personal mechanics influence spine loads.

@article{Lett2006PushingAP,
  title={Pushing and pulling: personal mechanics influence spine loads.},
  author={Kelly K Lett and Stuart McGill},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={
          895-908
        }
}
This study assessed several mechanical issues related to low back loading during pushing and/or pulling tasks. Nine male participants performed two-handed pushing and pulling tasks at two handle heights with three loads, using a cable pulley system. Four of these men were professional firefighters trained in performing pushing and pulling tasks while the other five were graduate students who lacked manual work experience. The more experienced firefighters produced less spinal compression and… CONTINUE READING
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