Possible to 'widen' shoulders?
Question 1: Are there any exercises that can 'widen' your shoulder width or am I getting this all backward and we can only increase the size of the muscles surrounding the shoulder? My shoulder width is 14 inches across and I'm thinking that's pretty crappy.
I find during groundwork I'm most often on the bottom and with all the movement my shoulders get the brunt of it. Its starting to get painful especially with someone's weight on top of me and me at an elevated angle putting pressure on either shoulder.
I have an old right shoulder injury that flares up once in a while, especially when doing overhead lifts (I'm reading the sticky for shoulder rehab!).
Question 2: I've focused solely on strength training on lower body, chest and abs for the last 18 months. I haven't done much for my shoulders and worse, I can't generate much power from my shoulders as I've been able to compensate for this at jujitsu with other technique. Since I started judo, I realise I need to work more on my shoulder strength and ability to generate power from there. Any exercises that could help me here?