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. Strong Core For Injury Prevention by Sam Skelton
1. 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!
2. 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.
3. Advanced Pilates: Intense Abs & Core Burn
Ready to take it up to the next level? If yes, this full-body, ab-blasting Pilates routine is for you. In this video, Elaine builds on the movements from her beginner and intermediate Pilates/Abs videos and incorporates cardio blasts and intense toning movements. So if you are looking for a challenging routine that will have you sweating, grab a mat and let's get going.
Burn fat and boost your cardiovascular fitness in this 10-minute circuit training workout! Ellysia Noble will keep you motivated as you navigate squat jumps, planks, and other strength building moves. If you can't get enough of Ellysia, be sure to check out her Lose Fat & Sculpt Yourself series.
5. 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.
6. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Upper Body
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.
Welcome to the third week of Ellysia Noble's six week Lose Fat & Sculpt Yourself course, designed to help you achieve your fitness goals and get in shape. Join Fitness Expert Elyssia Noble in this Grokker Premium video as she helps you to shed fat and tone your abs in this core focused Upper Body routine, which uses exercises from push-ups to frontal raises. You should be using this video to workout on Day 1 and Day 4 of the third week of the program.
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. 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.
10. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
Counteract the damage done by hunching over the computer, preparing dinner, driving, or giving your kids a bath. In this Grokker Premium video you'll learn how to open up your front body to release tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back. Grokker Yoga Therapeutics Expert, Robyn Capobianco, leads you through a deep stretching sequence that will ease pain, and restore the proper alignment of your upper spine. You will need a pair of yoga balls and 2 blocks. All Levels.