Back Pain

Workouts for Back Pain Management and Bad Knees

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. Mindful Movements #1 - Restore by Sarah Kusch
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1. Inside Endurance: Dynamic Flexibility
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Professional distance runner Dathan Ritzenhein takes Ryan through series of dynamic flexibility movements designed to stretch and warm up muscles without weakening them before training competition.
2. Partner Assisted Stretch
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Grab a friend and join in with this methodical stretching routine that will release your muscles and improve your mobility. In this Grokker Premium video fitness expert Jon Stratford will show you the fundamentals of stretching ensuring increased flexibility in the shoulders and arms as well as your lower body. By teaching you how how to correctly execute key exercises with your partner including, a hamstring stretch, gluteus medius stretch and quad stretch you will be able to design your own personal stretching session at home or in the gym. This Grokker Premium video forms part of Jon Stratford's Fitness Toolkit collection, giving you the tools you need for the perfect personalised workout.
3. x5 Cardio Intensity - Warm Up & Dynamic Stretch
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Welcome to x5 Intensity, your 5 week, full body transformation workout series. Warming up before you exercise is absolutely essential, and in this video will show you the safest and most effective way to warm-up for all of your Cardio Intensity videos. Make sure to complete this video every time you perform x5 Cardio Intensity. So join Grokker experts, Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon, and transform your body with their unique workout series, x5 Intensity.
4. Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
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5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Lower Body
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Tone and stretch your legs to protect your back. You'll need a foam roller, tune up balls, a block, a strap and a mat, and prepare to undo the spine compressing effects of sitting all day or pounding the pavement in your running shoes. Designed to deeply stretch and open the legs, Join Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco in this Grokker Premium video that will unlock your lower body and teach you how to keep your low back healthy. Breathe through it, some of the stretches are intense. Appropriate for all levels.
8. Beginner Pilates: Ignite Your Abs & Core
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In this class Elaine goes over some of the fundamental skills that will get you started in your Pilates practice. This video is great if you are new to Pilates or if you already have a practice and want to fine tune your skills. The class focuses on toning the abs and strengthening the entire core.
9. Dead Lifts & Leg Circles For Flexbility
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This video consists of eight low intensity movements that will prepare your body for the day or help you recover and repair after intense workouts. Integrating this series of exercises into your fitness regime will help keep your muscles and joints in a healthy state every day.
10. 10 Min Sore Muscle Workout Routine
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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 :)
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