User Guide - Upper Body

Recommendations and best practices:

  • Identify trigger points, pause, and allow them to relax. Apply pressure for a period long enough for the tension to release.
  • Relax the muscle you are targeting and breathe deeply while rolling.
  • Own your rolling experience with as much or as little pressure as you are comfortable with, but discontinue any movement that intensifies pain.
  • A barbell collar may be used to prevent the roller from sliding off of the barbell.
  • When using the roller on a barbell in a rack, place a weight plate on the opposite end of the barbell heavy enough to keep the barbell secured within the rack.
  • Supporting your joints will help you to relax and achieve deeper targeting when using the barbell as a handle; such as placing a yoga block under your knee while rolling your quadriceps.
Female Athlete releasing tight neck muscles

Neck - Suboccipitals

Shoulders - Upper Traps

Athlete using a foam roller that fits on a barbell to massage the upper trapezius muscles
Athletic woman using the Barbell Roller to roll her upper back

Upper Back

Latissimus Dorsi

An athletic woman demonstrating three different ways to roll the lats with and without a barbell.
A fit woman rolling her triceps muscles with a barbell roller in a squat rack.

Arms - Triceps