So, I've always known to retract shoulder blades on the bench press and pressing in general.
But should they also be retracted for pulling movements (pullups, rows, pulldowns)? Curls? Shoulder raises? Can not having them retracted for these exercises cause problems?
I've been having some shoulder pain (rotator cuff?) for a little while and I talked to the PT. I learned something that after hearing made me feel stupid - that they need to be tucked for dips as well, not just stuff where your back is on a bench...
Made me wonder about other exercises because I know I don't think about them at all for non-pressing movements and in retrospect I think they could be contributing to the problem.