Hey all, so my regular daily practice routines consist of combining some exercises I’ve learned here on CTC and some exercises I’ve learned in some of the old Frank Gambale books and DVDs.
There is a particular workout routine in the Gambale series called ‘Chopbuilder’ where it seems to be a bit of an exercise in alternate picking, timing, and endurance.
Problem is, the ‘Chopbuilder’ routine starts to hurt/burn my forearm and bicep after about a minute or so of consistent nonstop picking and I start to feel everything in my arm tighten up quite a bit.
I know that part of this has to do with needing to build up my endurance, but I believe there were some techniques here on the CTC site that also addressed this type of thing.
Do I just simply need to keep doing these exercises over and over until it stops hurting…or are there also some techniques I can use to make that all a bit easier, so it feels a bit less painful and tense in my picking hand/arm?