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Post by Dalirus on Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:46 pm

This is more of a question towards pedaling. I always find that after pedaling for a while...like 30 minutes or so, I started to have tension on my leg and I can feel it. My professor always says to relax but how do you actually do it? Damn that doesn't even make sense. In the beginning my leg is relaxed, but after a while there it goes again. lol No

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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:20 pm

Dalirus wrote:This is more of a question towards pedaling. I always find that after pedaling for a while...like 30 minutes or so, I started to have tension on my leg and I can feel it. My professor always says to relax but how do you actually do it? Damn that doesn't even make sense. In the beginning my leg is relaxed, but after a while there it goes again. lol No

REgular stretching works to keep the muscle in shape. Also building up muscle strength will help. Go to a set of stairs, let the balls of your feet rest on the edge of the stairs and then let your heels drop below the stair itself, THEN while holding onto something raise yourself up on the balls of your feet, and then lower yoruself back down, do this like 40 times in a row and you'll feel it burn in your calf muscles. That'll help ^_^

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Post by Dalirus on Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:26 pm

That sounds good. I'll try it. Smile

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Post by Admin Andrew on Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:00 am

How's it working so far?

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Post by Dalirus on Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:29 pm

I don't get them much anymore. I guess it was just that silly keyboard at school that I use. When I use the practice rooms' uprights I rarely get them.

Now my battle is getting tension in arms. Bach was kicking my ass with his Little Prelude in D minor. I guess I was trying to play at a faster tempo than I can handle and thus, I was creating tension. But it's all better now. My teacher said to keep em loose. My shoulder should be down and my arms should be away from my side. She told me hopefully this will be addressed better when I start my private lessons in the summer.

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