Back Pain

Workouts for Reducing Back Pain and Bad Knees

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. Post-Workout Stretch
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Tired of aching muscles? Suffering from delayed onset muscle soreness? You need to start stretching more. Join Jon Stratford as he shows you the key to perfect stretching. By teaching you how how to correctly execute maintenance stretches you will be able to design your own personal stretching session, designed for your level of mobility, 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 personalized workout.
2. Pilates Bootcamp with Cassey Ho
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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.
3. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Upper Body
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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.
4. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Mobility Test
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In this integrated mobility test, Chris will show you how to test your level of flexibility, and track your progress as you join him in learning the fundamentals of mobility. By returning to this test as you go through the course, you will see a tangible improvement in your mobility score. Watch Chris Lendrum in this series of Grokker Premium videos introduce you to the fundamentals of mobility.
5. Crab Bridge & Windshield Wipers For Flexibility
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Don't be deceived by the slow controlled movements in this workout! This half hour flowing exercises will help improve the flexibility in your shoulders, wrists, ankles, and open up your hips. This will translate into improved body movement that will not only help you feel better, but also increase your overall fitness level.
6. Intermediate Pilates: Fire Up Your Abs & Core
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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!
7. Bar Workout for Abs, Arms, Thighs, & Glutes
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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.
8. 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.
9. Post Workout Stretching Routine
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A great stretching routine after any workout, but specifically after a bootcamp or cardio interval workout. Consists of 7 stretches for the quads, hamstrings, hips, chest, back and more.
10. 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.
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