Hello everyone! I’m Daniel, new to the forum.
Thanks to Cracking the Code we know all biomechanical aspects of playing guitar.
There is something I’ve been asking myself since I was a kid: HOW TO DO A WARM-UP WITHOUT THE GUITAR.
We all know what warm-up is: to “PREPARE” the muscles so they perform optimally at certain task (guitar playing, running, etc.). We also know how good it feels when your muscles are well warmed-up and you feel that can play anything you brain wants.
So, instead of spending 20 mins every day trying to get to that state (warmed up), what is we could do some finger/wrist/forearm “GYM” for a few minutes and get the same result?
Over the years, I’ve tried different “work-outs”: Do repetitive Rotation (pronation to supination), Deviation (radial to ulnar), open/close left hand, etc. Until I feel the muscles “burn” a bit.
I had different degrees of success: sometimes it works, sometimes I feel tired as it is easy to overdo it, etc.
Do any of you have an idea on how we can do “offline” warm-up and maximize the muscles? what do you do?
I think this is interesting as a good routine can help us get the muscles “ready” faster and more efficiently.
Thanks a lot!