The Upper Trap Release targets tension that is created from overactive muscles responding to poor upper body positions and poor breathing patterns. This can make it difficult to transition from sitting at your computer to preparing for your favorite fitness activity. Using this release will improve your shoulder, neck, and head position to allow for a better ramp up to activity and allow you to breathe more efficiently. This area of the upper trapezius and levator scapulae group can release tension that will work against good shoulder complex and upper body performance at all levels of fitness and sports activity.
Please watch the video for instructions to perform this MOBO release.
- Use different arm motions and arm circles to feel a deeper or additional release.
- To apply cross-friction for additional benefits, grasp the bar close to the end of MOBO while it is placed on your Upper Trap location and move the end of MOBO back and forth over the upper trap muscle while maintaining moderate pressure. Use short, concentrated movements for 5-10 repetitions.
- Be aware of the wall above you and avoid hitting your hand on the wall during arm motions.
- Avoid putting the end of MOBO on the bony part of the shoulder.
- Do not force your head to turn or tilt beyond what is your comfortable range of motion.
- Discontinue if there is shooting, zinging, or radiating pain of any kind.