Ask any cellist and they will confirm that being fit is central to our performance strategy.
We need balance and strong arms to put in effective practice and good posture is essential to good tone.
So, the planking challenge is back!
I am doing this with my daughter on Whatsapp and we will publish our times each day.
If you want to join in just do your own and let me know if you managed it.
We add 15 seconds each today and launched today with an easy minute, so 60 seconds exactly. Tomorrow we endeavour to complete 1.15 mins.
I have also given up cake as my cello was resting far too easily on my belly. The vibrations feel nice, I won't lie, but blubbery vibrations mean body parts are growing to excess as we have all been curtailed in our activities during the UK's third massive lockdown.
As Covid-19 is gradually abated, it is time to firm up darlings!