As a working guitarist, sooner or later you will be confronted by tension in your upper body and shoulders. I always try to teach to all my students how to avoid tension and explain how warming up before a session/gig and sitting/standing correctly can make a huge difference in how you will feel at the end of… Continue reading Posture, Warm ups, Stretching and Health for the Working Guitarist.
I will never stress enough the importance of stretching your muscles before a gig or before practising with your instrument. Just check out the following videos, even though it is aimed at computer users, it targets the same muscles and areas involved in playing guitar. Of course, consult your physician before doing any physical activity!