Back Pain

Workouts for Helping Manage Back Pain and Hip Pain

Edward Massey • November 1, 2017
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. Hot Body Warm Up Routine
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Groove with the beat as you rock, stretch and roll your body to get the blood flowing before your workout.
2. Daily Muscle Relief Fight the Effects of Sitting
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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 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.
3. Barre HIIT Fusion
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Join Kelly as she takes you through a series of barre movements and high intensity intervals to boost your metabolism, and keep you burning calories all day. The isometric movements of barre will tone and tighten while the intervals torch calories to help show off your brand new muscles.
4. Ab Intensive Pilates Workout
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If you're looking for a core workout that will tone your entire midsection, you've stumbled upon the right one. Amy Perrera will lead you through a series of classic pilates moves that will get you closer to having the strong core you want. This video is appropriate for people of all skill levels.
5. Post-Workout Stretch for Weekly Maintenance
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An important part of any workout routine is integrating in weekly maintenance sessions to stretch your muscles. This will allow you to push harder and faster in your workouts and achieve better results. This routine is designed for post-workout recovery in that there is a little mobility work and static stretches for every body part. This differs from a pre-workout routine that focuses on mobility and dynamic stretches (you don't want to do static stretches before a workout).
6. Squat Reach & Flare Clock For Flexibility
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This workout will challenge your balance, flexibility and overall body control. Join Angelo as he introduces you to nine great movements that are a fun alternative to standard issue exercises. Give it a try and see how you progress in your overall body control each time you do the workout.
7. 3-Minute Joint Mobility Warm Up
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Mark de Grasse, owner and editor of the My MadMethods Magazine, demonstrates a series of joint mobility exercises for a 3-minute warm up starting with neck mobility drills and ending with ankle mobility drills. 3-Minute Joint Mobility Warm Up: Neck Mobility Exercises Shoulder Mobility Exercises Back Mobility Exercises Hip Mobility Exercises Knee Mobility Exercises Ankle Mobility Exercises
8. Strong Core For Injury Prevention
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Many of us sit for prolonged periods during the day which can lead to aches and pains. This class focuses on strengthening your posterior chain and core, from hamstrings to low-back. Stick with Sam Skelton to increase your strength and feel that pain melt away.
9. HASfit Static Stretches Cool Down Exercise
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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.
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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