Back Pain

Workouts for Relieving an Aching Back and Bad Knees

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. Post-Workout Stretch for Weekly Maintenance
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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 20 Min Barre Interval Workout
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Welcome to Kelly Lee's Barre Interval workout! This workout consists of two toning exercises bookended by two high intensity cardio intervals to give you those long lean muscles your looking for while spiking the heart rate, increasing stamina, and giving you the toned look that everyone's after.
5. Pilates Bootcamp with Cassey Ho
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Kill your muffin top! All you need for this workout is a single dumbbell. I'm using a 5 pounder, but you can use anywhere from 2.5 pounds to 10 pounds. I'm not gonna lie, this routine is a little challenging, but I just know you'll love it! In Pilates Bootcamp, Cassey Ho takes you all the way through tough but fun Pilates workouts designed to tone your arms, your legs, your abs, your butt, and everything in between.
6. 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.
7. 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!
8. 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.
9. Basic Daily Exercise for Everyday Movement
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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!
10. Stretch, Expand & Relax
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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.
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