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Re: Weight lifting and piano playing? #569372
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check this out ....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8ClePPyi4rc

Warning, weight lifting and playing the piano can cost bad taste in music, but you can also practice piano, then start benching your piano.


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Try "piano" lifting. The best of both worlds!

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As Al Jolson used to say I feel a song comin on!
in this case the title would be... Hernia! laugh

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Well, I don't know about weight lifting, but when I put in a day in the garden, doing all that hand weeding (don't use chemicals), I feel really worn out. But, and here is the big but, the next day, I feel great and do extremely well at the piano--no fatigue at all, mental or physical.

So, my conclusions, for what it is worth, exercise the body, get the circulation going, be it gardening or weight lifting, and it clears the cells in the brain for mental activities such as piano playing. Gaby tu

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I really agree with Moe's Art. This is very true with me, as I am a competitive swimmer, so I do some dryland work, such as weights. They definetly help in piano, I believe. And its astounding how much focus I have and how much I can accomplish after a two hour practice.

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Physical fitness is very important to me and weights, expanders, bullworkers and so on are part of the resistance component of my regular exercise, although I do not lift weights per se. The only thing which has ever affected my piano playing is if an exercise puts pressure on a nerve somewhere, usually involving either the three inside fingers or the two outside ones, depending on where the pressure was. But it is easily eliminated by varying grips and using extra padding in gloves. Some people seem more liable to produce this effect than others.


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I find that when I work out a lot and include my weight training in my working out, I feel so much better sitting in front of a piano and practicing. It definitely helps you not to get fatigued so fast in those tedious pieces. It also helps lesson your pain in your elbows and shoulders if you have any.

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Best exercise for me: horizontal ladder swinging (brachiating). Works wonders after a few weeks. Can't find one just now, though. frown


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