Growing up, we were always told to keep our back straight to avoid injuries. But now researchers from Curtin University may have finally dispelled that myth.
New findings published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy suggest that neither lifting with a straight or bent back resulted in a higher chance of injury.
“There is no evidence that lifting with a flexed or round back increases your risk of back pain,” said Professor Peter O’Sullivan, who co-led the study.
But researchers stress that their paper doesn’t mean one form is safer than another. Rather, there is not enough evidence to suggest that lifting with a straight back is more risk-free.
There is a caveat however: studies have not been done on lifting weights heavier than 12 kilograms.
Other experts aren’t surprised with the verdict.
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