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rickyhmltn
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This really applies to finger manipulation in general. Do you have a warm up routine before you get started? Sometimes in the mornings I like to do the coin roll with my fingers, a few passes, some card fan... etc
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Finger roll with 1, 2 then 3 coins.

Muscle pass with 1, 2 then 3 coins.

Muscle pass with both hands..(only up to 2 in the left hand)

Play with a few props that happen to be on my work table.

Finger exercises with out coins

Playing my ukulele or guitar

Before a show there is a different type of warm up.

Both also include a mental warmup!

Could someone pass me the hot coffee......brrrrrrrrrrrr
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I do a few muscle passes, coin rolls, and false transfers to warm up to do some coin magic. I usually always need to warm up before coin work else I drop the coin all over the place.
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Vocal warmups are just as important.

Anyone use visualization and or affirmations in warmups or prior to shows?
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Ah yes - the coin rolls certainly help me warm up...

...chasing coins around the floor and under furniture that early in the morning is my favorite! Smile

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Greg Irwin.
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Has Greg Irwin done any specific videos on stretching and dexterity rather than finger strength building?
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I play guitar...

This may sound weird, but it works for me.

Clap your hands loudly for about 20 or 30 seconds. This gets the blood flowin' into them. Then, with your arms hung low, give them a good shake for 20 or 30 seconds.

After that, put them palm to palm like you might pray. Flex each finger backward against its opposing finger, going back and forth over and over with each set of fingers.

Shake 'em out again and you should feel warmed up and loose.
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Finger picking my guitar and or ukulele, is and can be a great warm up for coin work.

So can using picks as part of a spell bound routine.
It warms up my creativity.

Anyone do jumping jacks or pushups before a session or show.

I sometimes actually include pushups as part of a routine.(record 95 in a row)

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I try to stretch my hands and my fingers at least 5 minutes a day.

I came up with some specific finger exercises but the basic warm up routine is based on Greg Irwin's Finger Fitness.
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I don't have a warm up routine at all. I actually never thought about it.

I was a singer when I was younger and I always warmed up my voice before performing, but that is because you use your voice in an entirely different way in normal day to day activities as opposed to when you sing.

With coins though, my fingers and hands have usually flexed repeatedly throughout the day or night so they are already warmed up and ready to go. I guess if you are performing as soon as you get up you might need to though.

Still, its a good exercise and if it makes you feel more confident I say warm up to your hearts content any way you choose.
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On 2013-03-21 23:28, Daz Buckley wrote:
I don't have a warm up routine at all. I actually never thought about it.

I was a singer when I was younger and I always warmed up my voice before performing, but that is because you use your voice in an entirely different way in normal day to day activities as opposed to when you sing.

With coins though, my fingers and hands have usually flexed repeatedly throughout the day or night so they are already warmed up and ready to go. I guess if you are performing as soon as you get up you might need to though.

Still, its a good exercise and if it makes you feel more confident I say warm up to your hearts content any way you choose.


You need to get your hands on some of Curtis Kam's stuff, then you'll use a little warm up!
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