#1
normally i do all my warmups (stretching exercises, chromatics, etc.) sitting down, but today i decided to do everything standing up (new Jimi Hendrix strap and strap locks inspired this move) and when i did some of the more difficult stretches, especially higher on the neck my wrist began hurting. Anyways i was just wondering if this happens to anyone else and whether i should just play through it because its just those particular muscles need strengthened or what i should do.

thanks in advance for all feedback
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#2
that happened to me too, i always used to play sitting down and when i slapped on my strap and tried to play standing up, i sucked,my rist hurt, i got tired etc. really all i did was play a little more standing up and got used to it
#3
ok thx..i figured that was wat it would be, i just wanted to make sure so i dont hurt myself in the long run
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#4
Well, basically yeah it's because you're standing. You should either try practicing when standing up more often, or raise your guitar strap a lot. I'm a big fan of the theory that wherever your guitar is when you're sitting, that's where it should be when standing. Try that and see if it helps.
#5
maybe you could adjust your strap
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#6
Oh, but don't raise your guitar to your chin like Tom Morello. Not that it's bad for technique or anything, it just makes you look stupid
#7
ill try adjusting but i think its about where i like it
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#9
You should probably just adjust your strap to a more comfortable height. If your wrist still continues to bother you then you should examine your technique. You shouldn't ever have any pain or stress when you're playing.

I recently ran into a problem where my wrist began to hurt. I've since then started to play in a more "classical" style position when sitting and raised my strap when standing. I haven't had much of a problem since then.