Here’s what ‘the hinge’ move is, how to do it correctly – CTV

May 11, 2024

When you’re picking something up from the floor or bending over to tie your shoe laces, you’re performing “the hinge move,” according to movement trainers.

Positive Movement Fitness head trainer Dustin Beach told CTV Morning Live’s Stefan Keyes that not doing the hinge movement correctly can cause you some pain.

The incorrect movement happens when lifting things with the lower back, driving all the weight into the knees to pick things up, Beach explained.

“So, what we’re looking to do is actually stick your hips back, find those hamstrings and lift those things up, like this with a nice straight back,” he said while demonstrating the correct movement.

But first, Beach wants you to “brace the belly” by doing the following:

“Number one thing is actually bracing the belly. In a sense, it’s more filling with air. So, take a big gulp. And then hold your abs over that. Then pick things up,” he explained.

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