New Grad Failed Lift Test

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    Hi everyone
    I'm a little discouraged today. I had an offer at a magnet hospital on the condition that I passed the physical. I lifted the box which had two handles and weights inside off of the floor fine when lifting from the bottom handle, but for some reason when he asked me to lift from the top handle, (mind you he did not want me squatting all the way to the floor, just squatting until I could reach the top handle) he said I wasn't doing that part properly and I lost my job offer. I came home and told my dad about it (he's a bodybuilder) and he said the way that he was asking me to lift the box was not safe anyway. Anybody have any tips to do better and actually pass the test if I have to do it again????
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    There must be some more to this than a lift test at a physical..and seriously they have THAT now?? lol
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    ...er...how did he want you to lift it?
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    Quote from SonorityGenius
    There must be some more to this than a lift test at a physical..and seriously they have THAT now?? lol
    I believe they do this at the VA. I don't which other hospitals require this (my mental health teacher told us they tested her).
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    My hospital requires this test as well. You have to lift a 50 pound box and push a cart with 80 pound weights in it.
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    I would have asked for a second opinion of your form from his boss.
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    Quote from Racer15
    My hospital requires this test as well. You have to lift a 50 pound box and push a cart with 80 pound weights in it.
    So I guess the only thing I can do is tons of squats until i can do it? I could lift it directly off the floor, walk around with it, take it off the shelf and put it on the shelf, but for some reason i couldn't lift it the way he wanted me to. Maybe I was misunderstanding what he was saying. What I was gathering from what he was saying, he wanted me to squat directly above the box, arms straight down, and then lift with my legs. It just felt weird to me.
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    That's kind of weird. I just had to squat down in front of the box and lift with my knees, and they were pretty laid back about it. If someone "failed" they told them what to do differently and had them redo it. I don't know how you'd lift it easily without squatting down to a level you are comfortable with.
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    Quote from KerriaBoo22
    So I guess the only thing I can do is tons of squats until i can do it? I could lift it directly off the floor, walk around with it, take it off the shelf and put it on the shelf, but for some reason i couldn't lift it the way he wanted me to. Maybe I was misunderstanding what he was saying. What I was gathering from what he was saying, he wanted me to squat directly above the box, arms straight down, and then lift with my legs. It just felt weird to me.
    Did he try to correct you? I would've appreciated some constructive criticism with a rationale.
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    All he would say is that I was leaning too far forward.


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