Originally Posted by Greg Everett
Yes.... I guess the only thing I would disagree with is that I don't think you should be actively protracting the shoulder blades. Allowing it to happen is different from making it happen. But I do agree, if it wasn't clear in my first post, that the shoulder blades should not be retracted during the pull.
Greg, correct me if I'm wrong, or oversimplifying this, but is the only reason you should not retract the shoulder blades because then you don't have as much room in the upper back region to shrug yourself down at the start of the 3rd pull? Or is there any other reason in particular?
p.s. this won't mean much in terms of relevance, but I learned the lifts from your book, and in a lift I previously posted on here for critique, you advised I was protracting my shoulders too far forward. I've rectified this since, and make sure to keep them neutral, and it feels much better (though I am still a complete beginner)...