Introduction: Why exercise? Keeping your body physically fit is important
because it is the machine by which you're able to sound those melodic notes from
your instrument. Beethoven was known for taking long afternoon walks after
composing (and of course, always carrying a pocket-notebook with him).
The right kind of exercise will also prevent your body from developing
unnecessary aches and pains as a result of spending long hours practicing
throughout the week. Refer to the exercise guidelines below for instructions on
how to get the most out of your cardio, strength, and flexibility programs.