Craig Ballantyne, owner of turbulencetraining.com, shows how to carry her across the threshold with your back intact
By MH Staff - Posted on 4th October 2013
Maybe you just tied the knot or are simply moving in to your new house.
If you’re right handed, approach your girl’s left side. (Reverse these directions if you’re a lefty.) Place your right arm across the middle of her back. Now push your hips back as you bend at your knees. Place your left arm across the back of her knees. Have her position her left hand on your right shoulder to help with your stabilisation.
Tighten your abs as much as you can – as if someone were going to punch you in the stomach. (This stabilises your torso, which keeps your back safe.) In one motion, lift your bride/girlfriend: push your hips forward and straighten your knees while maintaining a straight back. As with lifting any heavy object, your legs do the work.
Standing straight with tightened abs, walk across the threshold. To bring her back down to earth, reverse the lifting motion. Keep your back straight as you push your hips back, bend your knees, and guide her feet to the floor. Make sure to support her torso with your right hand so she doesn’t fall.