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. Daily Muscle Relief to Alleviate Back Pain
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Join Kelly Lee for her Daily Muscle Relief Series. These low impact exercises will help to counter the strain you place on the body through high intensity exercise and the effects of sitting during the day. This video will help to alleviate back pain by strengthening the back and lengthening the muscles in the front of the body. Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.
2. 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.
3. 35 Minute Mobility and Foam Roller Routine
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Elite athletes have been using massage treatment for years to enhance their performance. In this Grokker Premium video learn how you to can enjoy the performance benefits of massage therapy without having to go to a masseuse. By using a foam roller and resistance bands you can release tension in your muscles that will allow you to reach your peak performance. Shab will show you how to use the foam roller to hit all the key muscle groups in your legs, core and upper body. It hurts-so-good, but your body will thank you for it.
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. 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.
6. 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.
7. Flexibility, Agility and Cardio Workout
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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.
8. Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
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9. 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.
10. 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!
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