Lifting Mechanics

Maximize your MOVE efficiency to decrease risk for fatigue and injury


Wanting to IMPROVE your MOVE when it comes to lifting mechanics? Start with the three key principles below. These are three of our most common corrections when evaluating any type of lift from below waist level.

Primary movement patterns

While there are many variations of movements that we complete in a day's work (at our job and at home), the majority are rooted in a handful of primary movement patterns. If we master these primary movement patterns, then the principles will carry over to the many variations and combinations that stem from them. Check out the primary movement patterns below, and see if you can recognize tasks in your day-to-day that involve these fundamental patterns.


If you have identified patterns you use regularly, take a moment to check out the key points of performance for the pattern. Use these points as a self-test to check your form.