Do weight lifters ever hurt their backs? How do they lift all that weight without injury?

Weight lifters spend hours training. They work up to their full capacity and avoid lifting a heavy weight before they're strong enough.

Some also wear a special support belt. Depending on the type of lift, heavy weight lifters don't put the weight down. After lifting the weight and holding it, they let it drop to the ground.

Studies also show that weight lifters have a high intra-abdominal pressure during weight lifting. This means their stomach muscles contract to hold the spine in place. It's a protective measure that seems to work in extreme loading situations.

But even weight lifters can get injured. Fatigue, overload, and sudden weight shifts can lead to injury.

Morten Essendrop PhD, MSc, et al. Fast Development of High Intra-abdominal Pressure when a Trained Participant is Exposed to Heavy, Sudden Trunk Loads. In Spine. January 1, 2004. Vol. 29. No. 1. Pp. 94-99.



 Post to Del.icio.us

 Email to a Friend






*Disclaimer:*The information contained herein is compiled from a variety of sources. It may not be complete or timely. It does not cover all diseases, physical conditions, ailments or treatments. The information should NOT be used in place of visit with your healthcare provider, nor should you disregard the advice of your health care provider because of any information you read in this topic.



All content provided by eORTHOPOD® is a registered trademark of Medical Multimedia Group, L.L.C.. Content is the sole property of Medical Multimedia Group, LLC and used herein by permission.

Back to top

MySpace Tracker