I find its easy to use scapular retraction to cheat especially when you tire.[/quote]
Not sure what you mean by this. Been turning it over in my head since you posted it and it still doesn’t compute. Could you elaborate?
I use the retraction to generate a little bit of momentum, but I don’t consider it cheating. It’s still my back that’s working, and the muscles are working together in a way that allows me to lift more weight. As long as my arms aren’t pulling the load and I’m not using a ton of body-english, how is it cheating?[/quote]
I find that using your scaps first is much harder. If you let your scaps come forward then row you can kind of cheat the way up so I’m not sure how you cheat by retracting the scaps first?
Sounds like you’re in the same spot I used to be in… mid-traps and rhomboids being the weak link.[/quote]
Yeah, I think you are right. Do you do the scap shrug then row on every rep or do u retract the scap back then do your whole set of rows with it shrugged back?
Every rep. Shoulders back, then double elbow.