Hi I haven't played regularly for quite a while, and, well, I am falling apart in every front: I'm inconsistent, pluck weakly, get tired fast, my fretting fingers become stiff... I need to practice, and to practice a lot. Now, I recall some athletes talking about the benefits of cyclic training. It is about working on your strength exclusively for 5-6 days, having a day or two to rest the muscles, then excercise agility, than endurance, than rest etc. More Can a similar program be applied to bass, and would it work? I mean, theoretically, endurance, agility etc are important to playing, so it might be a good idea, but we're talking about a very specific group of muscles that might become overworked with such a program. If there are any athletes reading this, what would you recommend?