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. Post-Workout Stretch for Weekly Maintenance
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. Stretch & Flex - HIIT Club
Complete this stretching class on the sixth day of Kelly Lee’s seven-day HIIT Club challenge. In this workout, you will have a chance to recuperate while keeping yourself healthy with a combination of stretching and myofascial release. HIIT workouts combine a series of short duration, high-intensity exercises followed by lower intensity intervals of active recovery. This type of training will get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time, including an afterburn effect that will help you burn more calories than traditional cardio. Join Grokker Fitness Expert Kelly Lee as she leads you through seven HIIT workouts each targeting a different body part. Whether you are brand new to working out or the most dedicated fitness enthusiast - these workouts are for you.
3. Pilates for Equestrians part 1
Pilates is a great way for strengthening your core, increasing flexibility and generating muscle balance. In the first of our series, we will be mostly working on postural alignment and pelvic awareness. We are going to use a mat and a ball.
4. Daily Muscle Relief Fight the Effects of Sitting
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.
5. 37 Minute Bodyweight Cardio Training
+ Lower Body (butt and thigh) Workout: 30 second cardio intervals + 6 lower body exercises - 6 combos - 2 rounds + cool down & stretch
6. Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
Reduce the risk of injury in sport & fitness
7. Flexibility & Control #6: Squat Reach & Flare Clock
This workout will challenge your balance, flexibility and overall body control. Join Angelo in this Grokker Premium video as he introduces you to nine great movements that are a fun alternative to the standard issue exercises you'd do at your local gym. Give it a try and see how you progress in your overall body control each time you do the 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.
9. Flexibility & Control #3: Fluid Lunges & Curls
Step up your fitness! This workout will challenge you with a series of more complex exercises that are designed to keep you agile and improve your strength and balance. As you integrate these movements into your fitness regime you will quickly notice significant gains in strength, balance, mobility and flexibility. Get energized with Angelo's amazing movements in this Grokker Premium video.
10. The Fundamentals of Mobility: Mobility Test
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.