Originally Posted by LtL
I know you asked Steve but I'll answer re scapula on deadlift:
No you don't retract them. It puts you at a disadvantage for the second part of the pull as you have to get the bar further to be locked out. You also lose power as you can't engage as much back. If I remember later I will post a video from Andy Bolton talking about this. As a world record deadlifter, he knows a thing or two about efficient and powerful technique.
I was asking what Steve does, based on how he worded that sentence. Like I said, it could have been a misinterpretation on my behalf. I don't retract the scapulas, and I never advocate doing so. But if Steve did, I'd be open to hearing his side of the topic.