Apr 21, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
So I was instructed by a random older gentleman at the gym that I should spread my shoulder blades and let my shoulders curl forwards during the stretch on the seated row. It seemed counterintuitive to me that that would be good form. Normally I keep my shoulders back and back straight and do a nice slow, controlled movement. However, I took his advice -- figured he was doing me a favour. Now my upper back is quite sore between my shoulder blades, and I've never had a problem there before. Did he give bad advice or am I just sore from hitting the muscle differently? If it was bad, I don't want to repeat it.