Which muscle group should you use for lifting or moving objects?
Beside this, which muscle groups are the most important to use when carrying out a manual handling task?
Other muscle groups and joints such as shoulders, arms and legs, are involved in manual handling and may be damaged by bad lifting techniques.
One may also ask, what muscles are used in lifting weights?
- Shoulders. The shoulders contain two muscles known as the trapezius and deltoids.
- Triceps. The triceps consist of three-part muscles located on the backs of the upper arms.
- Biceps. The biceps contain two parts: the biceps brachii and brachioradialis.
- Glutes and Thighs.
Beside this, what type of muscle is involved when you reach for something?
Skeletal muscle or "voluntary muscle" is anchored by tendons to the bone and is used to effect skeletal movement such as locomotion.
What are the 4 key areas of manual handling?
When carrying out a manual handling risk assessment, staff should be considering four main areas: the nature of the task, the capabilities of the individual performing it, the characteristics of the load and the layout of the environment. These four factors can be easily remembered by using the acronym TILE.