After not being able to play for around a month due to my right hand / arm’s nerves getting bruised I started getting back into CtC material. I suffered from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome for years and became aware of what it was after browsing posts on the CtC forums. Where it went wrong was when I started doing nerve flossing exercises excessively, not realizing you only do it once a day with very low repetitions, and my best guess is that I bruised the nerves in my right arm / shoulder.
It royally sucked. My symptoms were worse than they had ever been and I was worried I did permanent damage, but thankfully I started to improve after about 2 weeks of having my right arm / hand being numb. The good news is that I calmed the hell down with the exercises and I can confidently say I no longer have issues with my right hand going numb.
It also didn’t help that I was pushing myself a little too hard with single string tremolo picking - I got up to 200-210 bpm. After watching CtC videos to pass the time I needed to reassess what my goals actually are. Playing in the 200-210 bpm region will be a long term goal, but for the time being I will be happy getting into the 170-180 range comfortably for the things I want to be able to do.
I’m stepping away from the metronome and playing at speeds that are comfortable, but challenging, and also allow me to focus on the hand synchronization aspect of things. The videos below are in the range of where I’m at, but I can push it a little faster. Either way, here’s where I’m at: