I’ve thought about what muscles all musicians exercise in common. Some blow, others can only touch while sitting, others have to move their feet … Maybe you are thinking of something else, but I have thought about wrists.
Well, I have discovered new and easy exercises to strengthen or loosen your wrists, with simple objects. In addition, they also serve for when you spend a lot of time typing on your computer and mobile.
The importance of warming up
Running, yoga and being in shape are super fashionable. You already know that to start a sport well, it is not only necessary to have a mental attitude, but also to prepare your body beforehand with a good warm-up.
Therefore, I encourage you to do two minutes of muscle preparation before playing the scales (which is fine, of course).
I do not intend to replace any personal trainer or sports professional. These exercises have helped me and I want to share them with you in case they work for you too.
Take care of your wrists
Five warm-up exercises for musicians
1. The towel
- Sit on the floor and place a towel next to you. Put your outstretched palm on the towel, and with your fingers , keeping your thumb in place, try to pick up the towel, and then stretch it . Do it first with one hand, and then with the other.