Let me just say that I NEVER go on stage cold. Just because I do it to get myself ready for concerts doesn't mean that's how I go to play recitals. I know my limits, and sure I'm able to 'get away' with it. I played a chamber recital last Sunday where I had driving 3 1/2 hours from my home in Jersey to the gig in CT, only to get there with about 45 minutes before the concert started. I didn't play my instrument at all the day before (I was down in Jersey seeing a Rush concert, left in the afternoon, saw the concert at night, went to sleep, woke up and drop back up). So when I got to the venue, I was definitely not in top form, and while I was ok with the performance (I ran through 2 pieces that I'm doing in a competition next week) it certainly wasn't the best conditions. HOWEVER, it was a great test to see how well things I worked on were working for me, and I must say, for the most part, things held together.Lare wrote: But it does take 20 minutes to get the general stiffness out of my hands. When I was younger, I was just like Guitarshreda, no warm up was needed. Now, going on stage "cold" is unthinkable.
Well, at least I can feel like I did a little something positive today!by Lare on Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:44 pm
You've inspired me to start running again, too.
Lare you are kidding with me here My oh My! Shake head in bewilderment! It has to be it!Lare wrote:Yup BugDog, you might be right. I hadn't put the two together (duh!).
The board breaking thing is down to two weeks every third month. It may have been that, especially the palm-heel strikes, but so far I haven't felt any change in the last 60 days. But you could be right about this.
I don't have problems with the board breaking part of my training, but neverthless I will pull way back thinking that this may have contributed to my problem. I do double work with my feet, so the master might let me slide. (I have to break bricks with my hands at my next level). I'm going to draw the line at that point and say "hhmmm, sorry boss, but I'm a wuss". One of the guys is a physician and he won't break bricks either. The let him pass through the requirement.
Thanks BugDog, this could be it.
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