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post Mar 20 2011, 08:52 PM
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For some time now, when I'm playing, even if it's stuff that doesn't actually make me tense, my right arm bicep starts to feel a bit of discomfort, any ideas why?


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post Mar 20 2011, 09:17 PM
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HEHE SERIOUSLY, do you pick from your elbow?
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post Mar 20 2011, 09:28 PM
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To be honest, I don't know, I always try to pick from the wrist tongue.gif


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post Mar 20 2011, 09:41 PM
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If you're picking from the wrist, and your arm is relaxed while doing so, you shouldn't be flexing your bicep at all.

If you lift weights or picked something heavy up recently, your picking technique could be aggravating it.


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post Mar 20 2011, 10:12 PM
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use a lighter pick laugh.gif
just kidd'n
don't know what to tell you exept before I start playing I take ibuprofen to redoce swelling
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post Mar 20 2011, 10:56 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Mar 20 2011, 10:12 PM) *
use a lighter pick laugh.gif

also useful for smokers biggrin.gif


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post Mar 21 2011, 01:26 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Mar 20 2011, 10:56 PM) *
also useful for smokers biggrin.gif


Hahhahaha laugh.gif You are crazy guys! I smell a GMC comic here smile.gif


On the topic - try experimenting with your position, try playing standing up. Probably you are just tensing up too much your whole arm when playing. Try to relax as much as possible. Also, maybe you overworked your biceps with some exercise (non guitar related)? It should go away in a day or two.


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post Mar 21 2011, 01:48 AM
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QUOTE
Also, maybe you overworked your biceps with some exercise (non guitar related)? It should go away in a day or two.


I agree. Have you done anything strenuous prior to noticing the pain? Also, are you warming up by stretching your fingers, hands, muscles, doing wrist rolls, etc. prior to playing? I'm no expert by any means, but these are the first ideas that come to mind.

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