So long story short (ish), I’ve had a couple posts here in the past where I was basically trying to force myself into using a forearm rotation movement, which ultimately I could never get to feel “fast” - basically the fastest motion I could get felt more like walking quickly instead of running in that I could never feel those fast twitch muscles activate that could land me in the 150-160bpm range with relative ease.
So recently, I decided to go back to square one and just stick with some type of motion which DID feel more correct. I’m still working on trying to get it to feel less awkward since it’s still so new but I can say that this time around its more wrist-based and I’m able to play mostly comfortably and without noticeable tension in that faster bpm range when I tremolo on a single string.
However, I’m finding that after a practice session where I mostly play in this faster range without tensing up that I still end up feeling a burn down my forearm at the end of it. Now I know you need to experience SOME amount of tension just to be able to hold a pick and play a note, but I guess im not sure if this is more a symptom of me playing too much too soon (like an overuse injury in sports) or if this is more indicative of poor technique. Like I said before, I’m not tensing up WHILE I’m playing, so I assumed my technique was fine (can try to post some videos later just to make sure). But I guess for now, I was just wondering if it’s normal to have good technique AND still experience something like this simply because you’re not used to the new movements yet?