Ok, so I usually play out in clubs and bars for about 4 hours Mon. through Thurs. I can tell that this is helping me as I usually feel a little bit stronger each week. However, I'd like to just get in the shape of my life, so that I could go all out on each solo and not have to hold back a bit to keep from blowing my load prematurely. Would it be possible for me to do some additional practicing on the days of these gigs, perhaps earlier in the day, and still be rested by that night? I use Chop Saver and can tell it helps heal the lips a bit so that might help, but I don't want to overdo it. I'm also going to be getting a Wedge mouthpiece soon and am hoping that will help w. the endurance and lip swelling, but in the meantime..... Any thoughts?