A recent study out of Finland has shown links between how we lift and how we lift in our youth has links to back pain in our mid-life. When we are younger we don’t care as much about how we lift or what we lift because we rarely experience significant back pain.
The study showed men, that reported heavy lifting in their youth, had double the chance of lower back pain. Women that reported moderate lifting had double the chance to experience lower back pain.
People that start off learning and practicing how to lift correctly and maintain a good physical conditioning program can decrease this risk. The important thing is that the habits we get in our youths can have a lasting effect later in life.