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trouble with my right bicep
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Matthew T.
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December 14, 2013 - 8:16 pm
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Hello there people of the forum. I am new to this site and i must say i love it! I'm getting back into the violin after a long period of inactivity. i am having success refreshing my muscle memory of what to do, but I am having trouble practicing for a prolonged period of time because after about 10 minutes of bowing my right bicep starts to tense up and it feels like ive been lifting weights. is this normal? any suggestions are welcome.

thanks.

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December 14, 2013 - 8:52 pm
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Work through it. > it will pass > you will experience many new uncomfortable pains. >

It will pass > no pain > no gain > But when it sort of hurts > take a break.

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Matthew T.
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December 14, 2013 - 10:04 pm
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so what you are saying is this is normal and i just need to strengthen that muscle and it wont tense up anymore?

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December 15, 2013 - 10:27 pm
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Work through it but take it easy. Make sure that you are relaxed and not stiff when bowing. Bow using mostly elbow movements. Shorter sessions more often might be preferable if you are in pain. It should all pass within a few weeks. It's more a matter of using new muscles/joints, or in your case, using them all over again when you are not used to it.
Good luck and welcome to the forum. :-)

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