Learn this one thing about your spine

If only someone would have explained this to me in my early teens.

The short of this life-changing knowledge is this: both tower cranes and the spine are great at holding weight up. But while cranes are AMAZING at lifting and holding weights up AWAY from their support column, the spine is TERRIBLE at holding weight away from its column. Easily avoidable bad habits will force the spine to do that, and over time this will result in a severely degraded body.

The longer explanation could go like this (there is a just a little bit of physics in…