ABSTRACT The center locations of the ground reaction force were estimated when subjects assumed upright and bending postures as well as when they lifted at low and high speeds. Ten subjects participated in this study and were instructed to assume two postures and to perform two liftings sequentially in a random order. The center locations of the ground reaction force were calculated using a Computerized Dyno Graphic system (INFOTRONIC). The center of the ground reaction force in the full bending posture had a more anterior location than it did in the upright standing posture. When measured during the lifting activity, the center of the ground reaction force shifted forward and then backward during the whole activity. The center location shifted to a more anterior location during high-speed lifting than it did during low-speed lifting.