Originally Posted by Rockman
How long have you been playing? It probably took me 2 years before I could play a bass with absolutely zero discomfort or residual feeling from practice.
Well, I'm 28 years into this, and I still sometimes push my stamina to where my hands get very tired.
Of course, the stuff I'm playing in those practice sessions is usually strictly of the woodshed variety -- I wouldn't go on stage and stand there and do chromatic runs as fast as I possibly can.
There's always an envelope to push. I'm always pushing it.
I recommend playing the parts for the songs you want to play more repetitively and faster when you are practicing by yourself. It will build up the strength in your hands and then you can let off for rehearsal/performance.