I thought this was a very interesting blog post about the position-stance of a group of trainers on shoulder packing and similar phenomena. What are your thoughts on end-range of motion techniques? Do you ever cue them for yoga or weightlifting(draw belly in, shoulders down and back, neck tucked)? Benefits for certain clients or useful for physical therapists?
to my understanding by doing shoulder packing your rotator cuff muscles are more protected, they are very thin fibers and when you do not pack and you are doing let say bench press there less to push against gravity, also your middle trapezius protects your spine by doing this little technique, to me it would be something very crucial to teach, the safer we are with ourselves and our clients the more we can exercise.