Exerices that you dont need scapular retraction
- 01-02-2013, 12:08 AM
- 01-02-2013, 05:55 PM
Conventional deadlifts when you pull the bar off the floor.
Forearm wall slides (since the point is to protract your scapula hard in order to activate the serratus anterior).
Prone bridges, protract the scapula hard.
01-02-2013, 06:05 PM
What about at the top of the motion?Originally Posted by ZiR RED
How about while bench pressing. I have always retracted
01-02-2013, 06:19 PM
01-03-2013, 12:16 AM
I might have worded that wrong..what I meant was aren't you supposed to retract on just about every exercise just to kind of keep the upper body stable??is that right..might have heard that wrong from somewhere ..if so what I was asking if there are any exercises that you wouldn't retract your scap on
01-03-2013, 01:39 PM
01-03-2013, 02:01 PM
Oh ok so on things like arm trap shoulder exercises,it's really not important to retract or depress?
01-03-2013, 02:54 PM
You should still maintain some level of scapula depression and rectraction on shoulder exercises, especially over head presses...but it should be more natural since the scapula will need to rotate to complete the ROM and that will require the scapula depressors.
01-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Not EVERY exercise.. But im pretty sure ya should on all compound lifts. Basically anything that isnt an isolation exercise
01-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Cool yeah that's what I meant was compound exercises for example on a standing barbell curl it was better to retract and depress the scapula instead of letting your back curve and have your shoulders get in front of your body
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