In the latest installment of the Remember Two Things video series the host, Steve Whitehead, talks about the importance of asking for help.
Have you found a good way to ask for lifting help?
What worked well for me was self-deprecating humor. In a casual and light hearted way I would say something like, “Look I am actually not as strong as I look so we should probably get some help.” Or “You all are going to be really disappointed when you find out I have these puny biceps. So before I reveal my actual strength we should rally a few more lifters.”
By focusing the attention on me I didn’t cast any doubt on my partner. I also found it reassured patients that were nervous about their own weight.
It is a play on the “It’s not you, it’s me” routine.
A great majority of patients can wait for some help to assist me and my average to below average lifting strength.
Instead of inserting a picture of my upper body and causing you to giggle I would rather you watch Steve’s lifting and moving tips.