Back Pain

Workouts for Reducing Back Pain and Upper Back Pain

Edward Massey • April 12, 2017
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. Morning Core Activation by Celest Pereira
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1. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Upper Body
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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.
2. Fluid Lunges & Curls For Flexibility
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This workout will challenge you with a series of gentle but complex exercises that are designed to keep you agile and improve your strength and balance. As you integrate these movements into your daily life, you will quickly notice significant gains in strength, balance, mobility and flexibility.
3. Dead Lifts & Leg Circles For Flexbility
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This video consists of eight low intensity movements that will prepare your body for the day or help you recover and repair after intense workouts. Integrating this series of exercises into your fitness regime will help keep your muscles and joints in a healthy state every day.
4. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
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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.
5. 40 Minute Barre Workout
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Full Barre Workout Video to do at home. 39 Minute Barre workout full program from upper body toning to lower body tightening to flattening those abs. It's all here in this workout!
6. Warrior Fit Workout
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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.
7. Dynamic Sports Stretch Workout
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Dynamic Sports Stretch Workout by BeFit in 90 is a stretching exercise that is designed to increase flexibility and lengthen muscle. Prevent injury and enhance your range of motion throughout the joints with this unique exercise that will keep you flexible while on the move. These dynamic stretches promote relaxation while toning the thighs, glutes, abs, chest, quads, calves, and shoulders. Former Olympic runner Samantha Clayton walks you through this simple but effective athletic stretching combination that is sure to enhance your workout results! Samantha Clayton, mother of four and wife to all-star baseball player Royce Clayton, was also an award-winning member of the 2000 Olympic track team for the United Kingdom and competed in both the 200m and the 4x100m relay.
8. Intermediate Pilates: Fire Up Your Abs & Core
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This is a great class for Intermediates and is focused on firing up the core, but also works on flexibility and balance. Many of the exercises are performed on the mat and Elaine offers a range of modifications for each movement to accommodate beginners and challenge the most advanced Pilates students. This low-impact, full body workout will get you tight and toned, so grab your mat and enjoy!
9. Daily Muscle Relief Fight the Effects of Sitting
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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 the stress, tension, and decreased flexibility caused by long periods of sitting. This routine can be completed while standing or seated, and can be done any time to power through the day.
10. Cardio Circuit #2 - Ski, Squat Jump, & Biometric Lunge
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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.
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