The Dead Lift… and Star Wars, of course!
The solution to how to properly bend and lift, something I have been harping on for, now, 5 years. You may not know it but you do it all day every day: doing it well is protective; doing it poorly predisposes you to injury and abnormal wear and tear.
There are many reasons why this is a great place to start in your efforts to gain strength or loose weight or correct poor lifting body mechanics.
This guy knows how to bend and lift: notice the neutral spine, the knee rule and the hip hinge?