Back Pain

Workouts for Helping Manage Back Pain and Leg Pain

Edward Massey • October 24, 2016
Back pain is a common ailment that affects most people at some point in their life. It normally feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. The pain can be triggered by bad posture while sitting for long hours in an office, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. Backache occurs most often in the lower back, although it can be felt anywhere along your spine, from your neck down to your hips. Practicing yoga has been shown to relieve back pain. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, a recent study has determined that weekly yoga classes can significantly reduce back pain and improve back movement. A number of yoga teachers have developed yoga sequences designed specifically for sufferers of back pain with a specific focus on target muscle groups. Strong Core For Injury Prevention by Sam Skelton
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1. Warrior Fit Workout
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Get strong! Jennifer Cassetta will enliven you in this workout using a medicine ball to increase muscle tone. She will sculpt your body with HapKiDo inspired movements you may have never done to increase flexibility and strengthen your joints. This workout will condition you for the demands of kickboxing with plenty of kicks and core engagement. Watch all of Jennifer's Grokker Premium workouts in her Fight for Fitness Series.
2. Daily Muscle Relief to Alleviate Back Pain
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Join Kelly Lee for her Daily Muscle Relief Series. These low impact exercises will help to counter the strain you place on the body through high intensity exercise and the effects of sitting during the day. This video will help to alleviate back pain by strengthening the back and lengthening the muscles in the front of the body. Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.
3. Increase Flexibility and Reduce Tension
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Stop the stress! Stress can be a major contributor to weight gain, so release unhealthy tension and increase flexibility with Jennifer Cassetta's complete stretching regimen. This Grokker Premium workout will give you the tools to better handle whatever life throws at you. In Jennifer's Fight for Fitness Series, you will work the whole body inside and out.
4. Stretch & Flex - HIIT Club
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Complete this stretching class on the sixth day of Kelly Lee’s seven-day HIIT Club challenge. In this workout, you will have a chance to recuperate while keeping yourself healthy with a combination of stretching and myofascial release. HIIT workouts combine a series of short duration, high-intensity exercises followed by lower intensity intervals of active recovery. This type of training will get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time, including an afterburn effect that will help you burn more calories than traditional cardio. Join Grokker Fitness Expert Kelly Lee as she leads you through seven HIIT workouts each targeting a different body part. Whether you are brand new to working out or the most dedicated fitness enthusiast - these workouts are for you.
5. Mindful Movements #1 - Restore & Breathe
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This routine is designed to give your body a break following intense workouts from prior days and also to learn how to improve your breathing and open up tight muscles to enhance your performance in all of your activities. This is not a strenuous flow, but instead includes movements where you will be holding stretches and poses intended to promote recovery and rejuvenation. You will be amazed at how much your range of motion improved from the start of the routine to the end!
6. Stretch, Expand & Relax
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March into strength and flexibility! Angelo’s second video in his Flexibility & Control program will guide you through gentle expanding and relaxing exercises. You will improve stamina and build strength within your joints to be ready for any athletic activity.
7. Intermediate Pilates: Fire Up Your Abs & Core
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This is a great class for Intermediates and is focused on firing up the core, but also works on flexibility and balance. Many of the exercises are performed on the mat and Elaine offers a range of modifications for each movement to accommodate beginners and challenge the most advanced Pilates students. This low-impact, full body workout will get you tight and toned, so grab your mat and enjoy!
8. Cardio Circuit #2 - Ski, Squat Jump, & Biometric Lunge
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Burn fat and boost your cardiovascular fitness in this 10-minute circuit training workout! Ellysia Noble will keep you motivated as you navigate squat jumps, planks, and other strength building moves. If you can't get enough of Ellysia, be sure to check out her Lose Fat & Sculpt Yourself series.
9. Low Impact Cardio and Toning Workout for Beginners
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Fitness Blender’s Beginner Workout is meant for advancing cardiovascular endurance, toning up the muscles in the body, and burning off a few extra calories. This is a low impact cardio workout that is relatively easy on the joints. Because it’s so low impact, it also makes a good recovery cardio workout for those days in between more intense strength training or high intensity intervals training (HIIT) days.
10. How To Relieve Back Pain With A Tennis Ball
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This is a great video demonstration for how to relieve pain and tension in your back, neck, shoulders and hips with the help of a tennis ball. In this Grokker Premium video Amy will demonstrate how to use the tennis balls to break down the myofascial tissues in your lower back to promote blood flow to the region, relax the muscles, get you back into alignment and on the path to being pain-free.
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