better health and higher performance for the modern guitarist

improve your playing & be pain free

stiff? painful?

Playing guitar can be taxing. Painful wrists, tight and tense forearms, aching shoulders, tingling, numbness, inflammation…

You are not alone with your symptoms.

And even if you are not a professional with an obligation to perform, injury or discomfort can still make it impossible to enjoy your favorite hobby, let alone improve in it.

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learn a superior method backed by science and years of experience

Created by Gergely Olah (aka Greg) | Movement specialist & guitarist

Created by Gergely Olah (aka Greg) | Movement specialist & guitarist

I help musicians get rid of playing-related injuries like wrist pain, tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome since 2017.

more about me

My story with movement rehabilitation and health began in 2013 – I now mostly specialize in upper limb and back problems, and musicians’ health, using a multidisciplinary approach.

Additionally, I have been playing guitar since 2009.

certifications and studies:

  • Sports Instructor
  • Manual Neurodynamics and Fascia Organization
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Workshop
  • SMR System Expert
  • TriggerMassage Specialist
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Body Analysis and Movement modules A,B,C,D
  • BodyMapping in Sport & Rehab
  • Kinesiology Taping and Movement
  • K-Active Kinesiology Taping

After getting rid of a stubborn wrist pain (caused by playing guitar and training) in 2015, I realized how widespread these types of injuries are amongst musicians.

Utilizing my knowledge and connections in the field of movement rehab, I spent the next years researching, learning, and experimenting.

My foam rolling seminar where I teach coaches and trainers.

The first version of my method was born in 2017. Since then, I’ve had the luck to help countless guitarists become pain-free for good by solving the root issues.

Throughout the years I refined and updated the methodology – the result is the guitarstrength course:

A comprehensive, working approach that will help you reach your goals faster and easier. (…How I wish I had something like this back then!)

so ditch the amateur youtube guides based on anectodes… and learn how to

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improve your performance

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relieve pain and stiffness

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prevent injuries

…for life

introducing the…

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an online course that teaches you everything you need.

the method is simple and effective

Solves the root issues on a physical level

Ditch the short-term, symptomatic treatment routes like rest or NSAIDs. Get real, lasting results.

Perfect choice for prevention

Prevention is the best medicine. Make sure your hands stay strong and healthy for life, with minimal time investment.

Can be done by yourself, at home or on the road

Self-reliance equals safety – take control of your health, and stop depending on outside help.

Provides a logical, step-by-step guide

The techniques and exercises are organized in an easy-to-follow fashion so you won’t waste your time.

No drugs, no doctors, no problem

The method is all-natural and safe, as it is based on improving the quality of movement, and the condition of muscles and fascia.

Teaches you a valuable self-care mindset

High performance requires a well-functioning body, and learning to take care of yourself is the best investment.
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I struggled with recurring wrist pain for months, which made playing guitar almost impossible. I started doing the learned techniques, and my symptoms were completely gone in 3 days.

My girlfriend also had a similar wrist problem because of her office job, and the exercises helped her as well.

Peter Ruska

Professional guitarist

(more testimonials at the bottom)

how it works

the course features some of the best therapeutic techniques used in sports and physical therapy.

here's what each module is about (super-long dropdown toggle)

modules 1 & 2: how the body works and what happens with chronic symptoms

As they say, knowledge is power. Understanding the actual process that creates the symptoms is half the battle. Plus, if you know what is happening and why, you will be able to customize the exercises to get even better results in less time.

module 3: improving the function, quality, and metabolism of your muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia

This step will reduce or eliminate pain, tightness or weakness in your hands and arms, enabling you to play longer without tensing up or experiencing any negative symptoms. You will regenerate faster and move easier.

module 4: revitalizing your hands, and restoring proper control via special exercises

The days of weak, trembling and unstable hands are over. Freeing up the nerves and doing a few simple exercises will make your hands feel strong, stable and ready to play with the highest precision – so you will be the one in control.

module 5: smart strengthening and mobilization for increased resilience

Higher resilience means more resistance to negative effects – like practicing that impossible lick for hours on end while sitting still with a hunched back and bent wrist. A strong, balanced body can endure more without negative consequences.

module 6: body awareness – the most important skill to have

Developing body awareness is absolutely critical for high performance and good health. Your guitar playing will improve, along with your sense of well-being. It’s also crucial for recognizing those subtle changes, so that you can take action in time.

module 7: organizing everything into an actionable plan

The course is indeed comprehensive! This module is an overview of everything you will have learned so far. It provides a sample routine for you to use, plus guidelines to help you customize it to fit your personal needs.

module 8: next-level techniques for proper, optimized practice

This module contains advanced tips on the topics of breathing, getting rid of excess tension, and how to easily stand and sit up straight, so you can take your guitar practice to the next level.

here’s what each module is about

modules 1 & 2: how the body works and what happens with chronic symptoms

As they say, knowledge is power. Understanding the actual process that creates the symptoms is half the battle. Plus, if you know what is happening and why, you will be able to customize the exercises to get even better results in less time.

sample slide from the guitarstrength course

module 3: improving the function, quality, and metabolism of your muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia

This step will reduce or eliminate pain, tightness or weakness in your hands and arms, enabling you to play longer without tensing up or experiencing any negative symptoms. You will regenerate faster and move easier.

exercise for guitar wrist pain

module 4: revitalizing your hands, and restoring proper control via special exercises

The days of weak, trembling and unstable hands are over. Freeing up the nerves and doing a few simple exercises will make your hands feel strong, stable and ready to play with the highest precision – so you will be the one in control.
exercise for improving coordination

module 5: smart strengthening and mobilization for increased resilience

Higher resilience means more resistance to negative effects – like practicing that impossible lick for hours on end while sitting still with a hunched back and bent wrist. A strong, balanced body can endure more without negative consequences.

sample exercise for strong wrists and arms

module 6: body awareness - the most important skill to have

Developing body awareness is absolutely critical for high performance and good health. Your guitar playing will improve, along with your sense of well-being. It’s also crucial for recognizing those subtle changes, so that you can take action in time.

module 7: organizing everything into an actionable plan

The course is indeed comprehensive! This module is an overview of everything you will have learned so far. It provides a sample routine for you to use, plus guidelines to help you customize it to fit your personal needs.

module 8: next-level techniques for proper, optimized practice

This module contains advanced tips on the topics of breathing, getting rid of excess tension, and how to easily stand and sit up straight, so you can take your guitar practice to the next level.

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get access to knowledge you can count on

the guitarstrength course draws upon several industry-leading methods

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guitarstrength, a guide to better health and higher performance for guitarists

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3 hours of video content: concise & straight to the point

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an advanced system of easy-to-do exercises for GUARANTEED RESULTS

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BONUS: 20 minutes private consultation with the author to customize the program to your needs

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available online, on any device for unlimited time

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written version included

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personal expert support (limited to 12 months)

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BONUS: Nutrition guide for increased regeneration and better health

  • the 3 most important supplements for guitar players and other musicians
  • how to find your way in the endless maze of ‘healthy diets’
  • tips for flexible, customizable and sustainable changes without extremes

COVID-19 SALE* // get instant access for

 147   47 USD

* So you can learn something useful in the lockdown. VAT / tax included. 30 day money-back guarantee.

the method is helping guitarists since 2017

The first version of this course was offered locally, with great success – guitarstrength is version 2.0, bringing it to a whole new level.

I started playing guitar more than 15 years ago and have had tendonitis twice. This time around, the learned exercises helped a great deal – especially the nerve mobilization technique, as it instantly revitalizes my whole arm, improves circulation and aids regeneration.
Z. Ronai

Guitarist, Vibe

I lift weights and play guitar… I had wrist pain, especially on the left side, which was fractured years ago. The method is easy to follow and helps me stay pain-free.
Attila Komor

Hobby guitarist

Very very important stuff, I wish I had heard about it sooner…

Forum user

I haven’t even finished the online course yet, but the exercises I’ve done so far (nerve mobilizations, and the ones with the ball) have decreased my wrist problems. There is a noticeable reduction in stiffness and pain when I play guitar.

The ganglion is still there on the inside of my wrist, but it seems to be getting smaller and softer.

Matyas Szabolcs

Guitarist, Tompox

So far I’ve had zero injuries, but I was curious how sports, movement and healthy lifestyle could improve my guitar skills. I’ve barely started but I already love that it’s so extensive… It even includes nutrition.
Z. Bartfai

Guitarist, TIANSEN

I bought the course and it actually taught me how to play guitar (even though it’s not about technique). Specifically, it made me realize what I had been doing wrong for decades. It looks like it’s possible to make serious progress over 50 [years of age], but if the technique is faulty, there will be none, despite hours of daily practice. I learned from well-known jazz guitar teachers, and none of them said anything about these things.

By the way, I had problems with my picking hand. Now I can handle long sessions much better with no numbness at all, and I don’t feel as stiff as before. So it’s really worth paying attention – it’s like a sport, you need maintenance : )

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Bassist

I really took a few [exercises] to heart – I do them regularly, any time I need to. I customized a few others… the point is: the course already benefits me greatly!
A. Krammerhofer

Guitarist

stop worrying, start playing

the guitarstrength course is ideal for any musician

In the course, you will pick up valuable self-care techniques and mindsets that will help you in most other areas of your life, too (you use the same body 24/7, after all).

All this knowledge would cost you a lot of time, and well over $1000 to acquire otherwise.

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What are your alternatives?

visiting a specialist

Visiting a chiropractor, a physio- or physical therapist, or an exceptional massage therapist could be a good idea. However, one session costs about 60-120 USD, and it is likely that you would have to go weekly for a while…the money and time spent can add up very quickly.

healthcare

Conventional healthcare can be slow and complicated, or very expensive (or both), and offers a surprisingly low success rate. Yes, even surgery. And the current epidemic made the situation even worse.

doing nothing

Doing nothing and just waiting for symptoms to disappear on their own rarely works – and even if it does, the symptoms will return sooner or later.

the guitarstrength course is the same price as about 5 sets of guitar strings, and will provide benefits for the rest of your life by saving your hands.

The learned exercises will be always at hand, whenever you need them.

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what you get

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instant access to the member's area with...

  • more than 30 exercises, organized into modules and lessons in a clear and understandable way
  • lots of useful, interesting stuff about health and movement that you will be very thankful for
  • bonus material about nutrition tips for musicians: how to improve regeneration, what supplements are worth buying, and how to start eating better
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20 minutes private consultation

After purchase we will schedule a 20 minutes long video call to customize the program to your needs for extra effectiveness.

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real expert support

If you have any questions about a particular symptom, or don’t know what to do, you will have someone to ask – and you will get real, personalized advice from a professional. Limited to 12 months from date of purchase.

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30 day money-back guarantee

The course is worth much more than it costs, and it will help you enormously. But, if for some reason you feel it’s not for you, or you are disappointed, you will receive a full refund.

FAQ

For a full FAQ, please check the FAQ page

what exact problems/symptoms does it solve?

The method is most successful with the following: repetitive strain injuries (RSI), tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), postural problems, and other muscle and joint pains. These are responsible for 95% of the problems that musicians experience.

However, since the method fundamentally improves the function and condition of the upper body, other dysfunctions and symptoms not listed here will respond positively to it as well.

is this about guitar techniques?

No – there are already more than enough courses covering that. We don’t even touch the guitar. Instead, the guitarstrength course is about special movement exercises and other rehabilitative techniques. Guitar playing is only discussed briefly in the last module. For further info, consider reading this article.

will it work for me?

There is no miracle cure, but if you apply what you learn, and actually do the exercises (they take 5-10 minutes a day at most, maybe even less for prevention), then improvement is (almost) guaranteed.

I play on a different instrument (or not at all), will it still work?

Yes! The method is not ‘instrument-specific’, so it will work for musicians of all kinds, and even for office workers, carpenters, painters, and so on.

whether it’s prevention, or getting rid of nagging symptoms, the guitarstrength course is your best option.

Get it now for  147  47 USD

VAT / tax included. COVID-19 SALE.

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or how about some sample lessons?

You will find some lessons below that are available for everyone.