The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released its newest free program, A New Way to Lift. This 20-minute video seminar presents the principles of Tai Chi and other eastern disciplines as well as the principles of sound biomechanics to lifting heavy objects from the odd positions that firefighters encounter every day. The presenter is James Shaw who applies the principles of these disciplines to several athletic activities, including horse riding and fire fighting. The seminar covers:
- Standing correctly
- Three ways to lift effectively
- Making your bones, not your muscles, do the work
The proven approach presented in this seminar is quite different from the “lift with your legs” approach that most of us have been taught, and it works well in confined spaces where that approach sometimes doesn’t.
Like all FSF programs, this program is free to all public safety professionals. Simply CLICK HERE to download your copy (.mpg, approx. 169 MB).
The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters and rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. We also set aside a portion of our funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.