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Shoulder Blades Pinned Back During Deadlifts?


#1

May be a stupid question, so I'm posting it in beginners....when I DL sometimes I feel like my scalpulae come forward and my shoulders round forward. For proper form should they be squeezed back during all points of a deadlift rep?


#2

Generally yes, always try to keep 'em retracted.


#3

Pretend someone punched you directly in the spine.

Instinctively, you retract and depress. Do that when deadlifting. Be as stable as possible.


#4

Have someone punch you in the spine when you're deadlifting. Problem solved.


#5

lol thanks guys. I definitely think I've been coming forward with my shoulders when DL'ing lately, could explain why I don't have as much thickness in that region considering the amount I pull