I've recently started working out at the gym about 2-3 weeks ago. In this period I will definately say I have gotten stronger but not bigver, yet. Anyway, in this time period my playing seems to have also been enhanced tromendously at the same time without chinging the practice routine, with the most noticeable change being in range and tone.
Now my dellema is that there has been a period of about 4-5 days where I haven't been able to hit the gym. Since about yesterday, I was suddenly slammed with really poor chops as if I hadn't picked up the horn for over a week. My range that was a high E while working out dropped to a high B at best, and the tone became airy and dry. (Prior to doing regular exercise at the gym, my range was around a C-D constistently)
I thought it was just a bad day, so I put the horn away for the day and picked it up again today. Today- was the same, maybe only slightly better than yesterday.
I went back to the gym today out of fear for my chops because I really do think there has been this strong connection between the rest of your body and your face. If anyone else has had a similar instance please share! I'm just a high school player so all of this may already be a known fact that your body's condition relates to your chops.