Back Pain

Workouts for Helping Manage Back Pain and Fibromyalgia

Edward Massey • June 2, 2015
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. Beginners Cardio and Toning Workout
1. 10 Min Sore Muscle Workout Routine
Sore Muscle Workout
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 :)
2. Classic Full-Body Mat Pilates Workout
Full-Body Mat Pilates Workout
No equipment needed in this great 50 minute routine set in a tranquil outdoor setting. Join Amy Perera in this Grokker Premium video which is relaxing, but will give you a great full-body workout. Includes a series of classic Pilates mat exercises, such as Roll Ups, Hundreds, and Rolling Like a Ball. Enjoy!
3. The Best Pre-Workout Stretching Warm Up Routine
The Best Pre-Workout Stretching Warm Up Routine
Cutting edge pre workout stretching routine. If you want to get ready to burn more fat and get your body in shape faster then this pre-workout stretching routine is just for you. By getting your body ready you will be able to push harder and so burn more fat with each workout! So make sure you warm-up with this powerful pre-workout stretching routine!
4. Daily Muscle Relief Fight the Effects of Sitting
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.
5. Warrior Fit Workout
Warrior Fit Workout
Get strong! Jennifer Cassetta will enliven you in this workout using a medicine ball to increase muscle tone. She will sculpt your body with HapKiDo inspired movements you may have never done to increase flexibility and strengthen your joints. This workout will condition you for the demands of kickboxing with plenty of kicks and core engagement. Watch all of Jennifer's Grokker Premium workouts in her Fight for Fitness Series.
6. Pilates Bootcamp with Cassey Ho
Pilates Bootcamp with Cassey Ho
Kill your muffin top! All you need for this workout is a single dumbbell. I'm using a 5 pounder, but you can use anywhere from 2.5 pounds to 10 pounds. I'm not gonna lie, this routine is a little challenging, but I just know you'll love it! In Pilates Bootcamp, Cassey Ho takes you all the way through tough but fun Pilates workouts designed to tone your arms, your legs, your abs, your butt, and everything in between.
7. HASfit Static Stretches Cool Down Exercise
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.
8. Flexibility, Agility and Cardio Workout
Flexibility, Agility and Cardio Workout
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 in this Grokker Premium video that will help you take your overall fitness to the the next level.
9. Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
Reduce the risk of injury in sport & fitness
10. Stress Busting Yoga Pilates Workout - Relaxing Stretch Workout for Flexibility
Stress Busting Yoga Pilates Workout
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.
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