First post here, this place looks like a pretty cool community! Anyway, I used to play bass quite a bit when I was younger (between 16-19), then I went on a 16 year hiatus and now I'm back (been playing for about 2.5 months on this stint). The problem is that I'm just not as nimble as I used to be. However, I'm completely addicted to practicing and playing, so I've been doing such for about 2-4 hours every day. I notice that when I'm practicing a lot like this that I'll get general soreness in my fingers. I'm working hard on relaxing and such, so I think this is just a result of so much playing, especially since my body is not used to this anymore. When this happens should I be taking a break? Is it similar to the gym where development happens more when you're off the equipment? I know that exercising the same muscles in the gym every single day is actually more of a hinderance than a help because your muscles need time to recover and develop, so I'm wondering if that's the same thing here (it seems to make sense). The hard part is keeping my damn hands off the damn bass!