I always notice lots of emphasis on protraction/retraction balance when addressing issues at the shoulder (not just on this forum, but in general). When we talk about balancing pulls and presses, it seems to be in reference to "front to back" balance. The common underlying concern is that protracted(forward) shoudlers will lead to generally unhealthy movement patterns, decreased ROM, increased risk of injur etc.
There doesn't seem to be as much consideration of elevated shoulder girdle and its similar effects on shoudler health.
The two often go hand-in-hand anyway, but it seems very often that the same guys who have visible "high" shoulders --whose shoulders fly up to their ears when they do pulldowns -- who can't get all the way up on pull-ups but can get their forehead to the bar 20 times -- are also the same ones with recurring shoudler and elbow issues.
Anyone have any thoughts/experience on this?