I notice most people rest the guitar on their right leg. I find this massively uncomfortable and I have to twist my body in an unnatural way to do that and it put my arm in a position that makes it massively uncomfortable or even painful to play. I have a wide stance so it’s much much more comfortable to rest the guitar on my left leg and elevate my left foot to put the guitar in a position that is very comfortable for me. I play a super strat guitar, but I don’t think my elbow is behind the guitar.
This makes it so I can’t rest my arm where’s suggested in the videos and I’m not exactly sure where to rest my arm. This also makes it near impossible me to orient my hand in a way that allows me to put my hand in a supinated position, when I tried this I got pain in my wrist when picking similar to carpel tunnel, so I immediately stopped doing that.
Doesn’t seem to matter what position I use, been trying for days and I can’t get a completely relaxed motion, I either feel slight tension in my tricep, the muscle on top of my forearm near the elbow, or on the bottom of my forearm near the elbow. If I try to angle my wrist in any way upward I get pain, downward is fine but then I can’t mute the strings and it’s more of an Eddie Van Halen tremolo picking thing.
I can’t make a video with my phone because I have no way to put it in a position to take one. The latest android update broke gdrive so I can’t even upload pictures.