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Old 11-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Shadow View Post



Out of curiousity, do you personally pull your shoulders back when pulling? I could be misinterpretting what you're saying here...

The reason I asked is because I've heard people recommend retracting the scapulas, [IIRC] when coaches like Penlay and Rippe highly recommend against it. [/IIRC].
LTL answered this, but I will chime in anyway. No. It's not a strong or natural pulling position. It locks up the upper back.
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