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bass playing and weightlifting..

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by x15, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. x15


    Feb 4, 2003
    New Delhi, India
    can lifting weights..say around 4kg..get in the way of your fingerstyle flexibility..let me know please..because i read some where that weight lifting tightens your playing ability..
  2. Personally, I wouldn't see why, and it might make holding a heavy bass on your back for a long time easier. Just don't strain your wrists/forearms, which may impede on your playing.
  3. BMGecko


    Sep 5, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    I don't think it hapmered Beaver Felton's bass playing, the guy did Olympic lifting, for those who don't know, O-lifting puts great strain on the muscles, legaments and tendons, and the grip gets a NASTY workout!
  4. A lot of professional weight lifters have great flexibility. Remember they gotta strech out before and after workouts.
  5. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    How could getting inshape hurt your bass playing?
    I've found it helps my playing.
  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Me Too! :cool:
  7. it helps your playing because your working out properly.

    However if you injure yourself and pull a muscle or something, playing bass becomes really difficult..
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Working out your entire body is a great way to warm up. Plus there are some arm muscles involved in figure movement. Also, there is no way that being in shape can hurt you.
  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I bet whoever wrote that weightlifting tightens your bass playing abilities was an out of shape loser. Either that or they meant makes you a tighter player.