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. Stretch & Flex - HIIT Club
Complete this stretching class on the sixth day of Kelly Lee’s seven-day HIIT Club challenge. In this workout, you will have a chance to recuperate while keeping yourself healthy with a combination of stretching and myofascial release. HIIT workouts combine a series of short duration, high-intensity exercises followed by lower intensity intervals of active recovery. This type of training will get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time, including an afterburn effect that will help you burn more calories than traditional cardio. Join Grokker Fitness Expert Kelly Lee as she leads you through seven HIIT workouts each targeting a different body part. Whether you are brand new to working out or the most dedicated fitness enthusiast - these workouts are for you.
2. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Mobility Test
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.
3. Partner Assisted Stretch
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.
4. Stretching & Flexibility Workout
Stretching & Flexibility Workout is a flowing and effective flexibility exercise that is designed to elongate muscle, improve posture, increase range of motion, reduce stress, and enhance workout results through a series of active and isolated stretching exercises that will bring oxygen to the muscles to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Fitness Legend, Denise Austin as she takes you through this relaxing stretch combination from her "Bootcamp Total Body Blast" Fitness DVD, that will increase overall athletic performance and tone your entire body. This exercise is great for all skill level and is an excellent addition to any workout to repair your muscles, prevent injury, and increase results.
5. Basic Daily Exercise for Everyday Movement
A great back to the basics workout. Every day we sit, stand, push, pull, reach and twist and in this routine, Maggie will show you exercises that can help you with these basic daily activities. In this Grokker Premium video Maggie takes you through a modified yoga opening warm-up flow, teaches you the keys to these basic movements and works on your flexibility and mobility in the warm down. Enjoy!
6. Flexibility & Control #5: Crab Bridge & Windshield Wiper
Don't be deceived by the slow controlled movements in this workout! This half hour series of flowing exercises will tone your entire body and 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. The movements might look simple, but they are not easy when you combine them and add lots of reps. Follow along with fitness expert Angelo in this Grokker Premium video as he takes you through a series of controlled movements in a relaxed and mellow outdoor setting. While the intensity level of this workout is low, these movements when performed in the controlled manner that Angelo will train you on, make for a very challenging workout as he adds more combinations and increased intensity throughout the routine.
7. Inside Endurance: Dynamic Flexibility
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.
8. Pilates for Equestrians part 1
Pilates is a great way for strengthening your core, increasing flexibility and generating muscle balance. In the first of our series, we will be mostly working on postural alignment and pelvic awareness. We are going to use a mat and a ball.
9. Flexibility & Control #2: Stretch, Expand & Relax
March into strength and flexibility! Angelo’s second video in his Grokker Premium series will make you sweat through expanding and relaxing exercises. You will improve stamina and build strength within your joints to be ready for any athletic activity.
10. 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.