http://keats.admin.virginia.edu/ergo/stretch.html Stretch Breaks
http://www.will-harris.com/yoga/rsi.html Preventing and healing
* Checklist for RSI Prevention
* Full Body Stretch
* Forearm wrist twist
* Full Body Stretch
* Sitting Posture
* Opening the Chest
* Open your mid-back
* Releasing the neck
* Release the neck
* Torso Twist
* Forearm stretch
* Stretching the wrist
* Stretching the fingers
* Stretching the thumb
* Saking out tension
* Relax eyes & breathe
zNeck and Stretch
Flexion - chin to chest
Extension - eyes to sky
Rotation - side to side head turning
Lateral Flexion - ear to shoulder
Note: There are many exercises and pertinent advice for all musicians, not just guitarists!
Lesson #1, 4/21/98-Chromatic Exercises I* Three Chromatic exercises, great warm-ups
Lesson #2, 7/6/98-Steve Morse Pt.1* Eight examples taken from Steve's Exercise
Lesson #3, 7/7/98-Steve Morse Pt.2* Steve's full length Personal Picking Exercise
Lesson #4, 7/19/98 Economy Picking* A study in Economy Picking
Lesson #5, 7/20/98 Chromatic Octave Exercise* A great right hand exercise.
Lesson #6, 7/21/98 Chromatic Exercises II* Four warm-up/stamina building exercises
Finger-Build Riffs* some good riffs to develop speed and strength
Warm Up Exercises* Use a metronome with all exercises, and use a clean tone. If at anytime your hands or forearms cramp up or hurt, STOP shake out your hands and arms, then try to relax and start again, if you continue playing with the pain, you will probably develop tendonitis or a similar problem...
Guitar Fitness 102* article on the Mining.Co. Guitar site: Physical problems can plague guitar players at all levels. But that is only half the story- what about emotions and stress levels? From beginners to advanced players, emotions and stress can affect any performance.
As important as it is to be in good physical condition to play guitar by stretching and preparing your muscles, you can't play well without being focused and relaxed either. The bottom line here is that playing guitar should be fun. You didn't pick up the instrument for it to add stress to your life, but remove it. And it won't be any fun if you are stressed out about the next note or chord, or worried about who might be hearing you.
What does it mean when my hands start to hurt?*
Pain is your body's way of telling you you're doing something wrong. When your hands start to hurt, STOP PLAYING. I know, I tend to go overboard, myself. A couple of weeks ago a friend stopped by and we jammed for most of the day. The next day, my left wrist hurt so bad I could hardly bend it. Scared me enough that I didn't play for several days, and it got better. Your body wasn't designed to play for hours at a time, and you can permanently damage it by overdoing it. Before you play, stretch out your hands, fingers, and arms. Some people recommend washing your hands in warm water, first. Warm up slowly, take frequent breaks, and stop when it hurts. Also, pay attention to your playing position. Wearing your guitar too low is a big invitation to carpal tunnel syndrome. Try to keep your wrist as straight as possible when fretting.
*Thanks to www.GuitarSite.com. Check them out for some extra goodies.
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