To me, it sounds like
“I’m doing a row, slightly differently, so my bicep gets activated more - why is this improper form?”
well… A row isn’t a bicep exercise even though it does put stress on the bicep.
A deadlift isn’t a quad exercise even though it may put stress on your quads.
It sounds like you are just trying to justify your inflexibility in a way that sounds good!
If you want to do it, do it, and report your results.[/quote][/quote]
If bodybuilding is your goal, then you may be correct. But saying, I deadlift with a raised heel to help recruit my quads more so that I can lift more, just means you are being smart if having the strongest big 3 you can is your goal[/quote]
that sounds solid