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
1. Low Impact Cardio and Toning Workout for Beginners
Fitness Blender’s Beginner Workout is meant for advancing cardiovascular endurance, toning up the muscles in the body, and burning off a few extra calories. This is a low impact cardio workout that is relatively easy on the joints. Because it’s so low impact, it also makes a good recovery cardio workout for those days in between more intense strength training or high intensity intervals training (HIIT) days.
2. x5 Cardio Intensity - Warm Up & Dynamic Stretch
Welcome to x5 Intensity, your 5 week, full body transformation workout series. Warming up before you exercise is absolutely essential, and in this video will show you the safest and most effective way to warm-up for all of your Cardio Intensity videos. Make sure to complete this video every time you perform x5 Cardio Intensity. So join Grokker experts, Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon, and transform your body with their unique workout series, x5 Intensity.
3. Pilates Bootcamp - Sleek and Sexy Arms for Beginners
A fantastic beginner arms workout. But don't be fooled, this routine is super challenging! For those of you who are more advanced, you may want to add some weights because I know you want to kill those arms!
Agility and flexibility are essential components of total body fitness, so thankfully Christian Thomson is here with a collection of stretches designed to keep you agile and flexible. This class is appropriate for people of all fitness levels, and can be used to ease stiff and sore muscles. If you love this video, be sure to check out Christian Thomson's 5-week series.
5. Stretch, Expand & Relax
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.
6. Partner Assisted Stretch
Grab a friend and join in with this methodical stretching routine that will release your muscles and improve your mobility. In this Grokker Premium video fitness expert Jon Stratford will show you the fundamentals of stretching ensuring increased flexibility in the shoulders and arms as well as your lower body. By teaching you how how to correctly execute key exercises with your partner including, a hamstring stretch, gluteus medius stretch and quad stretch you will be able to design your own personal stretching session at home or in the gym. This Grokker Premium video forms part of Jon Stratford's Fitness Toolkit collection, giving you the tools you need for the perfect personalised workout.
This yoga and pilates blend is a great stretching routine for after a tough workout. It's also effective to use before bed to help you relax and fall asleep faster. We hold each of the stretches in this routine for 30 seconds. Some of the exercises you see in this routine are more dynamic, and fluid, but the vast majority are static stretches. It's important to realize that you should not do a routine with static stretches before you do the rest of your workout, particularly any kind of tough HIIT routine or strength training. Holding stretches in a static position before you do your regular workout can put you at risk for injury, so make sure that you save these kinds of flexibility and stretching workouts for after your workout is finished.
8. Stretching Exercises for Flexibility
Make sure all of you are taking the time to stretch your bodies. It is just as important as exercising. Here is a short stretching routine I do after my workouts. Enjoy.
9. Dynamic Flexibility Training Stretching + Warm up
Lower body - Reduce the risk of injury
10. Post Workout Stretching Routine
A great stretching routine after any workout, but specifically after a bootcamp or cardio interval workout. Consists of 7 stretches for the quads, hamstrings, hips, chest, back and more.