After sitting at the laptop for 2 hours, I am rubbing my back and groaning. The last 2 years of indoor sitting is catching up to my back. When I complain about back pain, Jay shares exercises and stretches to try to help. Jay is a personal trainer so he never runs out of exercise advice.
Jay says, “Try the exercise I showed you first, then we can talk about it if you’re still in pain.” He demonstrates again.
“Fine.” I say.
The exercises take 10 minutes and help me stay limber, especially before playing piano. I’ve asked Jay to share an exercise routine with you all so that we can learn together.
We filmed the video below along with my before and after piano playing. This pianist exercise routine are designed to be done before Hanon, but it doesn’t replace Hanon exercises. Feel free to follow along with the exercises below.
The exercises include chest openers, neck rolls, forearm stretch, and a cameo from our friend Steve. We start from the neck area, down to the chest, arms, then hands. My favorite exercise is the chest opener which engages your entire upper body, and I find it especially relaxing after a long day.
A few of these exercises use exercise balls or resistance bands which are handy, but there are alternative options for different preferences.
Please let us know if you’ve tried any exercises or have any other questions. And if there are other exercise videos you’d like to see, feel free to share your thoughts!There are 11 comments below
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