Any tips for taking the 50 lb. lift test?

  1. I have been offered a position at a rehab facility pending a passing grade on a lift test/physical assessment test. I have to show that I can lift 50 lbs. without looking like I am struggling. Does anyone have any tips for taking this test? Thanks in advance!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    Just use your lower body as leverage, keep your knees bent, keep your back straight, and do a slowly controlled lift to the best of your ability. Good luck to you.
  4. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    Think "Push through your heels" instead of pull with my arms. Your legs are a lot more powerful that your arms. Practice lifting in front of a mirror sideways, and make sure you are sloping your shoulders down, or curving your back too much.
  5. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    Quote from FlorenceNtheMachine
    Think "Push through your heels" instead of pull with my arms. Your legs are a lot more powerful that your arms. Practice lifting in front of a mirror sideways, and make sure you are sloping your shoulders down, or curving your back too much.
    Ahh NOT sloping.
  6. by   emptyboxcars
    Thanks!

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