I find lifting weights effects my guitar playing touch... what to do?

Adrian D'Souza posted this 12 July 2017

Hi

I lift weights every week usually just a full body workout on a sunday...2 sets with machines for all muscles groups. The same day and two days after lifting weights I find my touch on the guitar is off! I find my fingers thicker and I'm often not as smooth in execution... often times I find I don't have as much dexterity in my hands for the lead guitar pieces I work on.

Then by Tues the pump is completely gone.. I find my touch returns and even if I do cardio sessions during the week my touch is fine.

The simple solution is to lift weights Sun and then on tues, wed, thurs, fri play guitar... I like to go out on Sat's.

But aside from playing this waiting game for my hands to return to fine tuned movements is there any way around it?

I like to take care of my body.. I don't lift that much not like some bodybuilder....

How many other people find this same problem. Please advise.

Lately I've been playing Jeff beck.. Its advanced material and requires smooth as silk playing.

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james danvers posted this 12 July 2017

Dont lift weights!

You have 12 notes, what you do with them is up to you.

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james danvers posted this 12 July 2017

Are you the U2 fanatic? If so god help us all!

You have 12 notes, what you do with them is up to you.

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davetheriffman posted this 12 July 2017

you sound like one of them indian freaks that are obsessed with everything wtf has weight training got to do with guitar.cant believe posts people put up.ask golds gym im sure there are plenty in delhi.

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james danvers posted this 12 July 2017

I agree Riff man, its is a stupid post and so irrelevant to this site. I think this guy has posted here before, annoying everyone, no wonder they have all done a runner!

You have 12 notes, what you do with them is up to you.

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davetheriffman posted this 12 July 2017

i guess if you wanted talk other topics im here for guitars though and related stuff only because i thought this was guitar forum well it needs a kick up ass to get it running again

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