As i promised a few weeks ago in the tread linked below, i finally was able to shot and edit a video with the idea of giving you a tool to learn and understand the proper movement and concept behind an injuries prevention workout for guitar and bass player.
Now a few forewords before you get started.
As i mentioned in the video my job is both therapist and personal trainer so in this video, instead of addressing a specific problem related to guitar playing (carpal tunne, epicondilitis, epitrocleitis etc etc), i used a general a phisical approach aimed to improve our posture and release all the tension created by the habit of playning the guitar (many joint problems are generated by fascial and postural tension).
The reasons behind this approch are two, first i strongly believe that approaching the prevention from a structural/general/lifestyle point of view is much more effective than a specific isolated point of action, you can read that as “i’d rather maintain the river before the floor than put sand bags in front of the door later”.
The second reason is that if you are already feeling paing you don’t need a general protocol from youtube but rather a specific approach studied on your structure and problem(s). Of course if your therapist approves you can integrate the workout in your healing process as well.
How can you get the best from the video? First whatch the whole tutorial training to understand my english then once you have done that, take your time and do each exercice with the video stopping it after the explanation e trying by yourself the exercice. Do that as many time as you need without feeling pressure but with the mindset oriented on the learning of the movement and not the workout itself (imagine a phase one of the hack workout). After that you can follow the 4 days wave as explainde at the end.
The video is a bit long but i wanted to demonstrate properly the tecnique showing the most common mistake in order to make you avoid them.
I repeated it many times during the video but i will stress it out once more, if you feel any pain or discomfort immediately stop and seek medical advice.
Quality is not the best, i shoot everything on my phone and edit it on my phone as well, also i’m not used to “teach to the camera” so asked many times “right?” ahahah just a habit i have, i leke to receive constant feedback from my students.
Instead of posting this in the relative tread i opened a new one to give everybody the chance to write here any question or comment. Also in the video you will fin my contact information feel free to use them.
Also since this is my job i put my company logo in the video, i hope that does not go against any rule, my idea is not to sponsor my self but help out fellow guitar player with my knowledge. Anyway if @Giorgio or @kiko thinks differently just let me know about that and a feedback as well of the idea.
The link is unlisted on youtube, i made just for guitar hacks so…as gandalf used to say “keep it secret, keep it safe”
enough talking guys, let me know what you think of it