The Tripod Lift can be used as an alternative method for objects with uneven weight distribution (example: bags of sand). It is recommended for people with decreased arm strength, but not for people with bad knees.
- Put one foot next to the object. Keep your back straight, push your buttocks out and slowly lower yourself down onto one knee. (For support as you lower yourself down, put one hand on a stool or on your thigh.)
- Position the object close to the knee on the ground.
- Grasp the object firmly with both hands.
- Slide the object from the knee on the ground to mid-thigh. Keep your head forward, your back straight, and your buttocks out, and lift the object onto the opposite thigh.
- Put both of your forearms under the object (with your palms facing upward) and hug the object to your stomach and chest.
- Prepare for the lift: look forward.
- Lift upwards following your head and shoulders. Hold the load close to your body. Lift by extending your legs with your back straight, your buttocks out, and breathe out as you lift.
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