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Stretch! No, really - stretch!

As I was in the midst of the first half of my 60 minute before noon practice routine (I broke it up into two 30-minute sessions today, because I felt like it), I realized that I didn't stretch.  And I paid the price.

So, guitarists, bassists, and all musicians alike, do yourselves a favor and get into the habit of stretching before you practice.  I do a couple minutes of wrist flexing and extending on both hands.  Then I do circles, five times with each hand in both directions.  It takes about three minutes at the most, and the return on investment is wondrous.