Back Pain

Workouts for Relieving Back Pain and Chronic Fatigue

Edward Massey • October 24, 2016
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
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1. Tighten Your Waistline
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Get moving with this terrific total body isometric workout with a primary focus on improving your waistline. Similar to Pilates, this Bar Effect workout is designed to promote long muscles and a lean look. In this Grokker Premium video Michelle Rahlves shows you a series of small exercise movements that will help you get great toning results.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. How To Relieve Back Pain With A Tennis Ball
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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.
5. HASfit Static Stretches Cool Down Exercise
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Learn how to stretch with this total body stretching exercise routine to improve flexibility. These static stretches can be performed as a cool down after exercise or any other time.
6. 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 :)
7. 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.
8. Pilates for Equestrians part 1
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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.
9. Barre HIIT Fusion
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Join Kelly as she takes you through a series of barre movements and high intensity intervals to boost your metabolism, and keep you burning calories all day. The isometric movements of barre will tone and tighten while the intervals torch calories to help show off your brand new muscles.
10. Reduce Heart Rate and Muscle Soreness with Linda's Cool Down
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Linda Soares takes you through her cool down to decrease your heart rate and reduce delayed muscle soreness. Follow her static stretches to reduce injury risk in this Grokker Premium video.
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