Flexibility & Stretching

10 Flexibility & Balance Workout Videos for Increased Flexibility

Edward Massey • March 17, 2015
Help loosen tight muscles and joints using these workouts on your rest days. These alleviate all kinds of stress! Great for competitive athletes and even desk jockeys at the workplace.Exercise Form and Safety for Beginners by Sarah Kusch
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1. Exercise Form and Safety for Beginners
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This low impact workout for beginners will teach you the essentials of proper form and fitness safety. Sarah will guide you through the elements of a well-balanced workout including warm-up, workout and recovery, and teach you proper form on base exercises such as hip hinge, lunge, squat and core contraction. Moving your body is an important step in ensuring your bone, tissue and joint health, and will help you better manage your weight. Whether you're beginning or jumpstarting your fitness and weight management journey, this is an important first step that will keep you safe from injury and help you progress more effectively.
2. Stretch & Mobility for Better Performance
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Take some time for recovery and give your body some much needed TLC with Sarah Kusch. This video is all about repairing your tissues and improving your body awareness. The result? Faster muscle recovery so you can move on to your next challenge and better overall fitness performance.
3. Muscle Recovery + Flexibility
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Kelly Lee is taking you Back to the Basics of Strength Training. If you're following the series, this class serves as a well-deserved stretch and recovery break from all the hard work you've been putting in. Kelly will guide you through active stretches designed to reduce tightness, stress, and tension while creating more mobility throughout your body. With increased mobility, you will help prevent injuries and improve your athletic performance.
4. Mindful Movements #2 - Recover & Regenerate
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This routine is designed to alleviate pain and give your body a much needed break following intense workouts. Sarah will draw your awareness towards common areas that may be causing you pain in order to increase your mobility, repair areas of tightness, and speed up muscle recovery. Ditch the knots and the stress holding you back from your best self!
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. Total Strength: Yoga for Total Body Flexibility
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Whether you are as flexible as a piece of chalk or a piece of rubber, this video is perfect to release tight aching muscles and improving your flexibility. In this video you will be taken through a variety of yoga poses and fitness stretches, designed for the less flexible, to keep you moving on your off days, and to improve your overall mobility. Join John Godfrey in this Grokker Premium Video as he helps you achieve total body flexibility in this short 20-minute stretching session.
7. Let's Get Moving: Back Stretch
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If you sit at desk all day, it's important to maintain good posture. Join Grokker expert Jaime McFaden as she takes you through a few short and simple stretches to increase flexibility in your back. You can do this video from your home or office and will feel relief in under 5 minutes!
8. Let's Get Moving: Neck & Shoulder Stretch
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Feeling some upper body strain from sitting all day? Join Grokker expert Jaime McFaden as she takes you through a few quick stretches to help alleviate stress and pressure in your neck and shoulders. You can do this video from your home or office and will feel relief in under 5 minutes!
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. Stress Busting Yoga Pilates Workout - Relaxing Stretch Workout for Flexibility
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This yoga and pilates blend is a great stretching routine for after a tough workout. It's also effective to use before bed to help you relax and fall asleep faster. We hold each of the stretches in this routine for 30 seconds. Some of the exercises you see in this routine are more dynamic, and fluid, but the vast majority are static stretches. It's important to realize that you should not do a routine with static stretches before you do the rest of your workout, particularly any kind of tough HIIT routine or strength training. Holding stretches in a static position before you do your regular workout can put you at risk for injury, so make sure that you save these kinds of flexibility and stretching workouts for after your workout is finished.
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