- it increases ROM
- it makes you feel the weight harder and this may cause injuries
Ok, I may understand that. But, I've always been told by my personal trainers that the scapular retraction is very important in most exercises (bench press, squat, lateral machine, row etc) because it fixes the shoulders and so prevents them from injuries. So,
why shouldn't we apply this to deadlift too?
how can be the upper back protected during deadlift?