February 13, 2013 at 11:32 AMSome people say that violinists shouldn't have muscle. When I'm at gym I often doubt about what to do, for my health, and for my musical passion.
I think stretching is good to me, but what about Pilates? aerobic? yoga? swimming? weightlifting? bodybuilding? ....boxing?
I also do kickboxing, ballet and jogging (okay I'm a fitness junkie) but wouldn't say any of those are "good" in promoting a "violin body." But nor are they hurting anything. Clears my brain out, which helps in different ways.
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