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. Advanced Core Pilates by Elaine Hayes
1. 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.
2. Hot Body Warm Up Routine
Groove with the beat as you rock, stretch and roll your body to get the blood flowing before your workout.
3. Deep Stretching Therapeutics: Upper Body
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.
4. x5 Cardio Intensity - Cool Down
Welcome to x5 Intensity, your 5 week, full body transformation workout series. After working out it is essential to allow your muscles to relax gently, and x5 show you the best and safest way to cool down after your Cardio Intensity. 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.
5. 35 Minute Mobility and Foam Roller Routine
Elite athletes have been using massage treatment for years to enhance their performance. In this Grokker Premium video learn how you to can enjoy the performance benefits of massage therapy without having to go to a masseuse. By using a foam roller and resistance bands you can release tension in your muscles that will allow you to reach your peak performance. Shab will show you how to use the foam roller to hit all the key muscle groups in your legs, core and upper body. It hurts-so-good, but your body will thank you for it.
6. Post Workout Stretching Routine
This stretching routine is great warm down following a circuit training/bootcamp workout. It consists of seven stretches for all parts of the body.
7. 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!
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. Daily Muscle Relief 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.
10. Post-Workout Stretch
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.