I have noticed flexbility is a big issue for me in squatting as well as snatching (I cannot snatch at all currently).
For example, if I squat with no weight, I cannot complete a squat with my arms pointing to the ceiling. However, with my arms by my side I can go very deep past parallel comfortably.
In my weighted barbell squats I have found widening my grip on the barbell allows me to squat more comfortably because of the flexbility explained in the paragraph above. But how can I increase the flexibility of my shoulders so I don't have to do this? Exercises? Stretches? Is it impossible?
Hope the question makes sense.