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11/27/2014 9:24:17 PM - Jason
Hi!

I have an anatomical question:

Why is retracting and depressing your scapula better for your shoulders and more likely for a lifter to stay painfree (for example when benching)? WHat exactly happens in the joints there?

I would be glad to get clarification on that question! Thank you very much and best regards,

Jason

Jason,

When you retract and depress the scapula, you are stabilizing the shoulder joint, which limits extraneous motion, reducing your chance of injury, and will usually limit pain if you are already injured.

You will also be able to lift more weight because less force is displaced in a tightened joint than a loose one.

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Dave Kirschen


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