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Backs, Knees, and...?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by billc, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. billc

    billc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Particularly for the older folks out there....

    Do any of you use a back support or knee supports while working? If so, what brands do you like (or don't like)?

    Any other supports - elbow, wrist.......

    I want to avoid injuries.
  2. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    Do a basic workout, keep yourself strong. We're often fanatics about equipment maintenance,yet completely neglect and abuse our bodies.
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I use a bunch of support. They show up for work around 7:00 am Mon.-Sat. :)
  4. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    I play drums ALL the time.GREAT exercise!
  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,778

    Avery: Great comment! I try to practise the same concept - although it seems I still am out "working" Which is fine!
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    charlie has a brain
  7. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I am still out too. Fine with me because I enjoy it. Just with employees I get to chose what I want to do and what I want to delegate! :) This is a young man's game. The human body will only do so much for so long before it starts to break down.....;)
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Many doctors say now it is bad to use a back support. It causes the muscles to get weaker.
  9. monkey9197

    monkey9197 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 77

    yea its the truth thats why u shouldnt use a back supprt belt at the gym.

    hit the gym and get yourself in shape to landscape
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I'm having trouble with my hands lately, all of a sudden. It's not a carpel tunnel type thing, but achiness in squeezing. Especially down at the base of my thumb near my wrist.

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