Back Pain

Workouts for Helping Manage Back Pain and Recovering from Surgery

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. Daily Muscle Relief to Alleviate Back Pain
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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 back pain by strengthening the back and lengthening the muscles in the front of the body. Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.
2. 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
3. Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
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Reduce the risk of injury in sport & fitness
4. 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 :)
5. 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.
6. Flexibility, Agility and Cardio Workout
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This routine starts with a dynamic warmup, then progresses into a series of movements that are designed to get your heart rate up, but also challenge your flexibility and agility. Join Angelo as he helps you take your overall fitness to the the next level.
7. Daily Muscle Relief Foam Roller Exercises
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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.
8. 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.
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. 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.
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