Originally Posted by pity
i thought about that after...i remember robertson mentioning in one of the neanderthal articles about stopping at the top and just holding the retraction...i'll try to work both in next time.
Oh, I think you took me wrong. I think your doing a great job with the finish and you get a very nice retraction. And truthfully a lot of people put the bar down like it's a hot potato after barely locking out so relatively speaking you are kinda holding the retraction, lol. If you want to hold it longer at times, which I also do, that's great too.
What I was getting at is I'm not sure how much you are trying to pull your shoulders back and extend the t-spine (which will retract the scapula) from the BEGINNING. This protects the shoulders and is something you need to learn to do as much as possible.