Hey all, stupid question but I am a sax player having come over to the trumpet side, and I've come to realize that trumpet is a much, much more muscle intensive instrument than saxophone. The thing I was wondering is, I remember back in my wannabe-bodybuilding days (or at least days where I worked out very frequently) that it was really necessary to let your muscles rest for a day or so to build back the increased muscles. Otherwise, if you kept working out the same muscles everyday, you would see much smaller improvements (or at least your improvements would be much slower) which is why you were supposed to work out different muscles each time in a cycle. Anyways, my point is I remember that I used to take creatine and a little bit of protein to help with the workout. The creatine generally being used to help improve my actual workout as well as speed up the recovery process. The question is, has anyone tried taking creatine or any supplements to enhance their trumpet practice/workout? I know the trumpet works out muscles as well, so surely it couldn't hurt? I have not been playing for too long (about a month or so) and at this point, I find that when I first start playing for the day, I can get up to a G on the top of the staff with a good tone, and play pretty well up to that range. But an hour later my range starts choking and soon it's down to the E.. then D and C. Soon that middle C even starts getting a bit weak, and I think it's just my muscles wimping out. So, any opinions? Sorry for the potentially massive post.