What are some free weight or body weight exercises (and general guidelines) to specifically bulk up the
- and other muscles around the shoulders
while avoiding the arm muscles such as
- brachio radialis
If you are looking at working the chest and shoulders without working the arms as well, your only choices are flys of various types.
That is the majority of the muscle mass around the shoulder. However, the cuban press is an excellent pre-hab and re-hab exercise for strengthening many of the muscles that make up the rotator cuff.
Man, I know that the above exercises would add definition, you would have to go heavy for bulk.
I like the shrug suggestion (try saying that three times fast)...but I would try doing some Farmers walks man...Intense whole body movement, works the hell out of your traps, shoulders, legs, core, forearm grip.
Won't work your triceps or biceps too much, mainly stabilization, but wow will you get big doing these, keep the weight around 100-160lbs and go for a long walk. You won't regret it!