Back Pain

Workouts for Reducing Back Pain and Recovering from Surgery

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. Hot Body Warm Up Routine
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Groove with the beat as you rock, stretch and roll your body to get the blood flowing before your workout.
2. Sports Stretch & Flexibility Workout
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Sports Stretching & Flexibility Workout by BeFit in 90 is an exercise that promotes relaxation and recovery. These stretching exercises focus on lengthening the muscles that you utilize in everyday functional movements in order to keep you flexible, prevent injury, and maximize workout results.
3. Mindful Movements #1 - Restore & Breathe
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This routine is designed to give your body a break following intense workouts from prior days and also to learn how to improve your breathing and open up tight muscles to enhance your performance in all of your activities. This is not a strenuous flow, but instead includes movements where you will be holding stretches and poses intended to promote recovery and rejuvenation. You will be amazed at how much your range of motion improved from the start of the routine to the end!
4. 3-Minute Joint Mobility Warm Up
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Mark de Grasse, owner and editor of the My MadMethods Magazine, demonstrates a series of joint mobility exercises for a 3-minute warm up starting with neck mobility drills and ending with ankle mobility drills. 3-Minute Joint Mobility Warm Up: Neck Mobility Exercises Shoulder Mobility Exercises Back Mobility Exercises Hip Mobility Exercises Knee Mobility Exercises Ankle Mobility Exercises
5. Inside Endurance: Dynamic Flexibility
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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.
6. Flexibility & Control #4: Dead Lifts & Leg Circles
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This video consists of eight low intensity - not to be confused with easy! - movements that will prepare your body for the day or help you recover and repair after intense workouts. This 40 minute routine is the fourth in Angelo's Flexibility & Control Series of Grokker Premium videos. Due to the duration and more complicated movements, this workout is more challenging than #1-3 in the Series which are more basic. Integrating this series of exercises into your fitness regime will help keep your muscles and joints in a healthy state.
7. Reduce Heart Rate and Muscle Soreness with Linda's Cool Down
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Linda Soares takes you through her cool down to decrease your heart rate and reduce delayed muscle soreness. Follow her static stretches to reduce injury risk in this Grokker Premium video.
8. Barre HIIT Fusion
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Join Kelly as she takes you through a series of barre movements and high intensity intervals to boost your metabolism, and keep you burning calories all day. The isometric movements of barre will tone and tighten while the intervals torch calories to help show off your brand new muscles.
9. Daily Muscle Relief Foam Roller Exercises
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Experiencing muscle pain due to your workout regimen or your 9 to 5? Kelly Lee's low-impact foam roller exercises will loosen and relax your muscles, which is the perfect way to begin your day or get you ready for your workout. Be sure to check out the rest of Kelly's videos designed to soothe painful muscles.
10. 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.
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