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 #2 - Recover & Regenerate by Sarah Kusch
1. Daily Muscle Relief Foam Roller Exercises
Experiencing muscle pain due to your workout regimen or your 9 to 5? Kelly Lee's low-impact foam roller exercises will loosen and relax your muscles, which is the perfect way to begin your day or get you ready for your workout. Be sure to check out the rest of Kelly's videos designed to soothe painful muscles.
2. Flexibility & Control #4: Dead Lifts & Leg Circles
This video consists of eight low intensity - not to be confused with easy! - movements that will prepare your body for the day or help you recover and repair after intense workouts. This 40 minute routine is the fourth in Angelo's Flexibility & Control Series of Grokker Premium videos. Due to the duration and more complicated movements, this workout is more challenging than #1-3 in the Series which are more basic. Integrating this series of exercises into your fitness regime will help keep your muscles and joints in a healthy state.
3. Intermediate Pilates: Fire Up Your Abs & Core
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!
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.
5. Daily Muscle Relief Fight the Effects of Sitting
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 the stress, tension, and decreased flexibility caused by long periods of sitting. This routine can be completed while standing or seated, and can be done any time to power through the day.
6. Partner Assisted Stretch
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.
7. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Upper Body
In this video Chris will show you how to increase your upper body mobility, enhance your performance, and also reduce your risk of injury. From spine extensions on the foam roller to pec releases with the lacrosse ball, feel markedly more flexible and free across the whole your upper body. Test yourself with Chris's integrated tester video, and you will see a noticeable increase in your range of movement. Watch Chris Lendrum in this series of Grokker Premium videos introduce you to the fundamentals of mobility.
8. 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.
9. Bar Workout for Abs, Arms, Thighs, & Glutes
Direct your focus work on small isometric movements to tone, shape, and strengthen the entire body. In this Grokker Premium Video join Michelle Rahlves in her Tahoe studio to learn that the beauty of the bar is that you actually don't need a bar, you can use a chair! Like Pilates, the Bar Effect workouts have an eye to injury prevention and are designed to develop lean muscles.
10. Reduce Heart Rate and Muscle Soreness with Linda's Cool Down
Linda Soares takes you through her cool down to decrease your heart rate and reduce delayed muscle soreness. Follow her static stretches to reduce injury risk in this Grokker Premium video.