Back Pain

Workouts for Reducing Back Pain and Shoulder Pain

Edward Massey • August 13, 2015
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. HIIT #5 - Performance by Sarah Kusch
1. Pilates for Equestrians part 1
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.
2. Intermediate Pilates: Fire Up Your Abs & Core
Intermediate Core Pilates
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!
3. Dynamic Flexibility Training Stretching + Warm up
Dynamic Flexibility Training Stretching + Warm up
Lower body - Reduce the risk of injury
4. Daily Muscle Relief Total Body Energizer
Total Body Energizer
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 engage each muscle with a quick stretch to increase blood flow and wake the muscles up. Use this routine to begin your day or before your workout for increased stability and mobility.
5. Flexibility & Control #3: Fluid Lunges & Curls
Flex & Control - Week 3
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.
6. How To Relieve Back Pain With A Tennis Ball
How To Relieve Back Pain With A Tennis Ball
This is a great video demonstration for how to relieve pain and tension in your back, neck, shoulders and hips with the help of a tennis ball. In this Grokker Premium video Amy will demonstrate how to use the tennis balls to break down the myofascial tissues in your lower back to promote blood flow to the region, relax the muscles, get you back into alignment and on the path to being pain-free.
7. Classic Full-Body Mat Pilates Workout
Full-Body Mat Pilates Workout
No equipment needed in this great 50 minute routine set in a tranquil outdoor setting. Join Amy Perera in this Grokker Premium video which is relaxing, but will give you a great full-body workout. Includes a series of classic Pilates mat exercises, such as Roll Ups, Hundreds, and Rolling Like a Ball. Enjoy!
8. Bar Workout to Tone Arms, Core, and Back
Bar Workout - Core & Back
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.
9. Partner Assisted Stretch
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.
10. 10 Min Sore Muscle Workout Routine
Sore Muscle Workout
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 :)
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