Back Pain

Workouts for Relieving 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. Prenatal Stress & Pain Relief by Jaime McFaden
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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 10 Min Sore Muscle Workout Routine
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Have sore muscles but want to workout? Join fitness professional, Caroline Jordan, for this quick "sore muscle workout routine". The exercises in this video are designed to move your body through functional movements at a lower intensity than your actual workout. This dynamic exercise sequence will enhance blood flow to your working muscles and increase their internal temperature, potentially helping them recover faster and feel less sore from an intense workout. The fluid motions and yoga postures included in this 10 minute exercise routine will bring mobility back to your body, soothe sore muscles, and help you prepare for the next day's training! What causes sore muscles? Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is the soreness you experience 24 to 48 hours after intense bouts of exercise. DOMS begins with micro-tears that occur inside your muscles during your workout. These micro-tears set off an inflammatory response and your body’s immune system works to repair the damage. This causes swelling and fluid buildup in and around the muscles creating excess pressure which sends an “ouch” signal to your brain. “How can I tell the difference between soreness and a strain?” IF words such as “throbbing”, “stabbing”, or “popping” enter your vocabulary while working out, you may have strained a muscle. Another sign of a strain (which is a large muscle tear): the pain persists even when you stop doing the activity. Soreness that occurs during a workout, however feels uncomfortable, but the pain should let up when you stop. If you think you may have strained a muscle, stop what you are doing immediately and see your doctor. “If I am sore after yesterdays workout, can I still exercise today?” Yes, but with some adjustments. If you are resistance training, its recommended not to exercise the same muscle groups on two consecutive days. If you’re feeling sore, perform a low-intensity activity, such as walking, yoga, or swimming. These activities will help temporarily relieve stiffness and it will feel good to get your body moving to shake off the sore muscles. Always check with your doctor before beginning any workout routine. If your soreness lasts longer than a few days, you want to go see a doctor or physical therapist! Be mindful and train smart - take care of your body and do whats right for you! Heres to health and a long life :)
4. Pilates: Foot Exercises with Thera Band
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We are going to show you a series that you can do with the Thera Band to help keep your foot flexible and mobile and as healthy as it can be.
5. Bar Workout to Tone Arms, Core, and Back
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Isolate and strengthen your upper body with fast, fun, effective, and non-invasive techniques. In this Grokker Premium Video, Michelle Rahlves offers amazing results in this challenging workout focused on toning and keeping your body healthy with small movements.
6. 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.
7. Low Impact Cardio and Toning Workout for Beginners
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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.
8. 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.
9. Squat Reach & Flare Clock For Flexibility
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This workout will challenge your balance, flexibility and overall body control. Join Angelo as he introduces you to nine great movements that are a fun alternative to standard issue exercises. Give it a try and see how you progress in your overall body control each time you do the workout.
10. Post Workout Stretching Routine
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5 Min post workout stretching routine including 5 stretches - standing quad, standing yoga triangle, side lunge stretch, side twist back stretch, cat stretch.
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