Back Pain

Workouts for Relieving an Aching Back 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. Prenatal Stress & Pain Relief by Jaime McFaden
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1. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Mobility Test
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In this integrated mobility test, Chris will show you how to test your level of flexibility, and track your progress as you join him in learning the fundamentals of mobility. By returning to this test as you go through the course, you will see a tangible improvement in your mobility score. Watch Chris Lendrum in this series of Grokker Premium videos introduce you to the fundamentals of mobility.
2. 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).
3. 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!
4. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Lower Body
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In this video Chris will show you how to increase your lower body mobility, enhance your performance, and also reduce your risk of injury. From stretching out your quads on the foam roller to extending your hip mobility in the 90/90 position, feel markedly more flexible and open up your lower 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.
5. Post-Workout Stretch
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Tired of aching muscles? Suffering from delayed onset muscle soreness? You need to start stretching more. Join Jon Stratford as he shows you the key to perfect stretching. By teaching you how how to correctly execute maintenance stretches you will be able to design your own personal stretching session, designed for your level of mobility, 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 personalized workout.
6. 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
7. x5 Cardio Intensity - Warm Up & Dynamic Stretch
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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.
8. 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!
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. 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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