Best Cool-down exercise?

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  1. kingtrumpet

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  2. kingtrumpet

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    ewwww! is that "strained carrot baby food"?? you are definitely out there my friend - but to each his ownROFLROFL
     
  3. dstrad

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    By yellow and frothy I meant beer! Hope that clears it up folks!
     
  4. BrotherBACH

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    I will not argue with Wilmer, Rowuk, or any others. I simply do not have the experience or credentials. Plus, I respect their standing. All I can tell you is what I like to do. When short for time or my chops are too tired from practice, I "do" just put the horn in the case. But, if I have gone through my routine and I have some reserve to spare, I do some chromatic slurs from low C to pedal C. I need the extra practice to pitch these notes properly; it is important to my teacher. Pedals almost completely renew my lips. My corners are still tired, even more so after the pedal work but the lips feel great, i.e., like they were messaged. It makes my second practice session in the evening a bit easier to start off with.

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  5. gmonady

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    Not sure about that. After reading about the energy and enhanced mental function you can achieve after drinking FAB, I'd be taking the horn back out of the case to get in some enhanced playing time.
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Maybe it is internet BS, but if it isn't, the poster was referring to a practice session, not a gig. I can't cool down after my gig, even if I wanted to. I suspect the poster is confused about high G though. Pitchers routinely ice their shoulders (although these days most don't pitch full games anymore so it may not be needed as frequently) after a game. Again, does it hurt? Some teachers say yes to cooling down, some no.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Yes you could. BUT, should you warm-up first after you've cooled down???!!!ROFLROFLROFLROFL
     
  8. gmonady

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    Actually, cooling muscle down with ice can help by minimizing an inflammatory response to strained muscle. That's the key point, if no strain is felt, icing down makes no sense. In this case, just put the horn in the case. If strain is notice, a gentle ice message, moving a cube across both lips, will keep muscle from becoming inflammed, acutely and improve the ability to start out and maintain pretty much as usual the next day.

    HOWEVER, you can over do it and this will hurt or burn your lip. So never hold the ice at one place very long. Use a messageing motion. Stop when you feel the lip first go numb. Never message for more than 20 minutes. Follow this advice and thiings will be safe.
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Should the ice be floating in something?;-)
     
  10. BrotherBACH

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    I have a bottle of "ice water" with me when I practice. I have found it very soothing on the lips. I do not depend on it and can do without out it. But, I like having the icy cold dink while I rest between exercises. I believe is helps.

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