Globe & Mail Article: My biceps are always sore. Am I using the wrong muscles?

The question: I work as a nurse’s aide, which involves daily heavy pulling, lifting and bending activities. Afterward, my biceps are always sore. Am I using the wrong muscles? Should I be doing certain exercises to ensure I can perform my daily job requirements?

The answer: We may not all be nurse’s aides, but whether it’s lifting up a toddler, doing odd jobs around the house, carrying groceries, gardening or lifting heavy boxes from the trunk of a car, we all need to learn proper lifting and moving techniques so we don’t hurt our backs, knees or shoulders. Read More

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