question regarding working out & muscle memory?

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snowflake1117
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question regarding working out & muscle memory?

Post by snowflake1117 » October 23rd, 2018, 4:37 am

so i was working out my arms yesterday, and today when i picked up the guitar my speed on pretty much everything (fingering the fretboard, fingerpicking, and wrist movement) seemed to be slower or more difficult than before. It isnt the first time this has happened either.

Is this just because of the workout and the muscles being tired after the workout (i didnt feel any fatigue in the muscles the next day when i was playing guitar), or does working out somehow negatively affect the muscle memory in your hands (you are breaking apart muscle tissue after all)? Anyone experienced anything similar, anyone know more about this? Thanks.

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