Back Pain

Workouts for Helping Manage Back Pain and Upper Back Pain

Edward Massey • April 12, 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. Morning Core Activation by Celest Pereira
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1. Tighten Your Waistline
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Get moving with this terrific total body isometric workout with a primary focus on improving your waistline. Similar to Pilates, this Bar Effect workout is designed to promote long muscles and a lean look. In this Grokker Premium video Michelle Rahlves shows you a series of small exercise movements that will help you get great toning results.
2. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Lower Body
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In this video Chris will show you how to increase your lower body mobility, enhance your performance, and also reduce your risk of injury. From stretching out your quads on the foam roller to extending your hip mobility in the 90/90 position, feel markedly more flexible and open up your lower 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.
3. Pilates Bootcamp - Sleek and Sexy Arms for Beginners
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A fantastic beginner arms workout. But don't be fooled, this routine is super challenging! For those of you who are more advanced, you may want to add some weights because I know you want to kill those arms!
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Sports Stretch & Flexibility Workout
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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.
8. Stretch & Recover Post-Workout - Cardio Kick Fitness
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Agility and flexibility are essential components of total body fitness, so thankfully Christian Thomson is here with a collection of stretches designed to keep you agile and flexible. This class is appropriate for people of all fitness levels, and can be used to ease stiff and sore muscles. If you love this video, be sure to check out Christian Thomson's 5-week series.
9. Major Metabolism Booster
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This workout may be used in various ways. Use it for a warm up, to tone and sculpt or for flexiblity training.
10. 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
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