#1
Which toy do you think i should get to help with my guitar playing the Gyro Ball or Finger Weights. I already got a hand exerciser to build finger strength and love it so i want to try a new toy.

Here are the links to what i'm walking about:
My Finger Exceriser: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Planet-Waves-Varigrip-Hand-Exerciser-105291835-i1435423.gc
Gyro Ball: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Finger-Fitness-Dyna-Flex-Power-Ball-429075-i1134916.gc
Finger Weights: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fingerweights-M05B-5-set-429081-i1598646.gc
#2
I just play guitar... Those weights are hilarious.
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#3
Doing warmup stretches and practicing your guitar regularly ought to be more than enough exercise for your fingers. You're not breaking boulders here. You want your fingers to be limber, not muscular. Unless you're having serious problems fretting strings or bending, you shouldn't need muscle training for your hands.
#4
I say you get the finger weights and join your local gym. Take those in and ask around for a spotter.
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I say you get the finger weights and join your local gym. Take those in and ask around for a spotter.



lol. I think just doing justin guitars finger gym will do trick. I just do finger concentration chromatic scales and my fingers are in shape.

Just do it 10min a day before u start to play guitar and bam ull be good to go.
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a buddy has a set in his office. the trick is to not use your thumb and get the balls to spin the balls in a circle. AND on top of that the balls cannot ping (there are bells inside his). it actually helped me be alittle more accurate with things, cause i bought a set of my own and idly sit there spinning them while working on the comp. with one hand.
#7
I just do some scale work before I start playing to stretch my fingers for when I do tapping riffs.
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#8
Why pay $50 for those weights?!?! Finger exercise every time you practice should be more than enough to train and strengthen your fingers. If you're set on this kind of gimmick, make your own finger weights. You could probably make something very similar for under $10...
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#9
I've never used any finger strenghtening tools or such, but that gyro ball is a good idea to exercise your forearm muscles, biceps and other muscles you may use in your guitar playing. Don't spin it too fast for a long time though or you will burn out fast. Slow speed for extended periods is more healthy for your muscles I believe. The gyro ball is useful for preventing/dealing with RSI. It ought also to increase your stamina, but it won't make you play faster. But trust me, you don't want injuries, they suck ass.
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I've never used any finger strenghtening tools or such, but that gyro ball is a good idea to exercise your forearm muscles, biceps and other muscles you may use in your guitar playing. Don't spin it too fast for a long time though or you will burn out fast. Slow speed for extended periods is more healthy for your muscles I believe. The gyro ball is useful for preventing/dealing with RSI. It ought also to increase your stamina, but it won't make you play faster. But trust me, you don't want injuries, they suck ass.

yep. short and quick builds up strength.

but slow and steady builds up stamina.


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