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. Post-Workout Stretch for Weekly Maintenance
An important part of any workout routine is integrating in weekly maintenance sessions to stretch your muscles. This will allow you to push harder and faster in your workouts and achieve better results. This routine is designed for post-workout recovery in that there is a little mobility work and static stretches for every body part. This differs from a pre-workout routine that focuses on mobility and dynamic stretches (you don't want to do static stretches before a workout).
2. 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 as he helps you take your overall fitness to the the next level.
3. 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.
4. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Lower Body
Tone and stretch your legs to protect your back. You'll need a foam roller, tune up balls, a block, a strap and a mat, and prepare to undo the spine compressing effects of sitting all day or pounding the pavement in your running shoes. Designed to deeply stretch and open the legs, Join Grokker Yoga Expert Robyn Capobianco in this Grokker Premium video that will unlock your lower body and teach you how to keep your low back healthy. Breathe through it, some of the stretches are intense. Appropriate for all levels.
5. Bar Workout to Tone Arms, Core, and Back
Isolate and strengthen your upper body with fast, fun, effective, and non-invasive techniques. In this Grokker Premium Video, Michelle Rahlves offers amazing results in this challenging workout focused on toning and keeping your body healthy with small movements.
6. Classic 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!
7. Tighten Your Waistline
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.
8. Stretch, Expand & Relax
March into strength and flexibility! Angelo’s second video in his Flexibility & Control program will guide you through gentle expanding and relaxing exercises. You will improve stamina and build strength within your joints to be ready for any athletic activity.
9. Post Workout Stretching Routine
This stretching routine is great warm down following a circuit training/bootcamp workout. It consists of seven stretches for all parts of the body.
10. 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.