Hi Manny, I know one of the things you're hot on is keeping the abs relaxed, and I'm suffering from chronically tight abs at the moment! I haven't been doing sit ups or anything like that, but I'm almost getting cramps there during the day, and of course when I come to play it's causing all kinds of problems (not least with breathing). I think it may have started as a result of some meds I was on, but I've stopped taking them now and still can't seem to shake it. Got any exercises or something that might help loosen them up? (I've been doing deep breathing exercises and can actually feel the muscles stopping me getting a full relaxed breath - so no wonder it's messing my playing around) Any comments appreciated, anyway! Cheers, Jack.