I started recently with the violin and my shoulders seem to hurt after practicing for a bit, is this normal? By shoulders I mean specifically the rotator cuff and shoulder girdle areas.
I'm an recreational bodybuilder and I'm thinking it might be my relatively weak lower traps / external rotators but, I'm also wondering if this is just a natural process of starting to play the instrument.
I'm going to give extra attention to the muscles responsible for shoulder stability and stretching everything in the upper body but, I'm interested in external input, especially from those with weightlifting background.
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