Originally Posted by Valkyrie5.7
It's good you managed to get the benefits out of it, I've been playing over 10 years now and I'm starting to feel the negative effects from "improper" technique.
I like to refer to my guitar playing as "playing with" the guitar more than "playing" it. I just beat on it with very little lead or anything like that. I have played for 40+ years but never super dedicated or anything like that. Just always had one in the living room on a stand that I can grab at any time (usually while waiting for the wife to get finished with makeup and such while I am dressed and ready to leave the house) and beat out some old rock and roll or something.
Then set it down and leave it there for two or three weeks.