Injury Prevention

10 Flexibility & Balance Workout Videos for Injury Prevention

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
1. Exercise Form and Safety for Beginners
Exercise Form and Safety for Beginners
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
Stretch & Mobility for Better Performance
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
Muscle Recovery + Flexibility
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 #1 - Restore & Breathe
Mindful Movements #1 - Restore
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!
5. Total Strength: Yoga for Total Body Flexibility
Yoga for Total Body Flexibility
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.
6. Low Impact Cardio and Toning Workout for Beginners
Beginners Cardio and Toning Workout
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.
7. Stress Busting Yoga Pilates Workout - Relaxing Stretch Workout for Flexibility
Stress Busting Yoga Pilates Workout
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.
8. 10 Min Sore Muscle Workout Routine
Sore Muscle Workout
Have sore muscles but want to workout? Join fitness professional, Caroline Jordan, for this quick "sore muscle workout routine". The exercises in this video are designed to move your body through functional movements at a lower intensity than your actual workout. This dynamic exercise sequence will enhance blood flow to your working muscles and increase their internal temperature, potentially helping them recover faster and feel less sore from an intense workout. The fluid motions and yoga postures included in this 10 minute exercise routine will bring mobility back to your body, soothe sore muscles, and help you prepare for the next day's training! What causes sore muscles? Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is the soreness you experience 24 to 48 hours after intense bouts of exercise. DOMS begins with micro-tears that occur inside your muscles during your workout. These micro-tears set off an inflammatory response and your body’s immune system works to repair the damage. This causes swelling and fluid buildup in and around the muscles creating excess pressure which sends an “ouch” signal to your brain. “How can I tell the difference between soreness and a strain?” IF words such as “throbbing”, “stabbing”, or “popping” enter your vocabulary while working out, you may have strained a muscle. Another sign of a strain (which is a large muscle tear): the pain persists even when you stop doing the activity. Soreness that occurs during a workout, however feels uncomfortable, but the pain should let up when you stop. If you think you may have strained a muscle, stop what you are doing immediately and see your doctor. “If I am sore after yesterdays workout, can I still exercise today?” Yes, but with some adjustments. If you are resistance training, its recommended not to exercise the same muscle groups on two consecutive days. If you’re feeling sore, perform a low-intensity activity, such as walking, yoga, or swimming. These activities will help temporarily relieve stiffness and it will feel good to get your body moving to shake off the sore muscles. Always check with your doctor before beginning any workout routine. If your soreness lasts longer than a few days, you want to go see a doctor or physical therapist! Be mindful and train smart - take care of your body and do whats right for you! Heres to health and a long life :)
9. Sports Stretch & Flexibility Workout
Sports Stretch & Flexibility Workout
Sports Stretching & Flexibility Workout by BeFit in 90 is an exercise that promotes relaxation and recovery. These stretching exercises focus on lengthening the muscles that you utilize in everyday functional movements in order to keep you flexible, prevent injury, and maximize workout results.
10. HASfit Static Stretches Cool Down Exercise
HASfit Static Stretches Cool Down Exercise
Learn how to stretch with this total body stretching exercise routine to improve flexibility. These static stretches can be performed as a cool down after exercise or any other time.
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