The Wall Angel allows activation of the weaker lower trap muscles while maintaining upper back extension.

 

Directions

  • Begin by standing against the wall, with your head, shoulder blades, elbows, wrists, and tailbone flat against the wall
  • Feet shoulder-width apart
  • Raise your arms and flex both elbows to 90 degrees
  • While maintaining constant contact with the wall, slowly slide the elbows down the wall, as if you’re attempting to tuck them into your back pockets.
  • When you can’t go any further hold for 1-2 seconds
  • Return to neutral
  • Repeat