Upper Back and Trapezius Stretch #1 – Stick Mobility Exercise

Upper Back and Trapezius Stretch #1 – Stick Mobility Exercise

In this video, we’ll show you how to open up and stretch your mid and upper traps and relieve tightness between your shoulder blades. This is a tough area to access but this stretch is a very simple way to get the job done using a short stick (4-5ft). Standing in a hip-wide stance with hands palms-up a little wider than hip-width apart on the stick, bring it to chest level and cross your arms. In this position your shoulders come forward and you achieve a nice stretch of your traps. To lock this down and intensify the stretch, create tension and increase irradiation by squeezing and pushing your hands together on the stick. Make sure to cross your arms in both directions to work both sides to avoid muscle imbalances! Next time you’re experiencing tightness between your shoulders give this drill a try and see how it feels!


Stick Mobility is a training system that improves your mobility, stability, and strength.

The exercises combine joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching to increase athletic performance, reduce the risk of injury, and speed recovery after exercise.

The system uses the Mobility Stick as a simple tool to improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a strong foundation for better movement. It provides kinesthetic and visual feedback to users and coaches. The Mobility Stick is made with a custom blend of materials designed to achieve the balance of flexibility, strength, and grip needed for the full range of Stick Mobility exercises.

The exercises are based on the scientific principles of:

– Leverage
– Stability
– Feedback
– Irradiation
– Isometrics
– Coordination

To learn more about the program, find classes, workshops, certification courses, and to buy Mobility Sticks check out: http://www.stickmobility.com

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