Drumming Burns Calories, Builds Muscle And Gets Your Heart Pumping

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Want to burn 400-600 calories an hour without getting out of your chair? Then you might want to treat yourself to a pair of drumsticks and we’re not talking about the kind that come fried in a bucket with two sides. Read on as we explain how you can flail and hit your way to a workout that rocks, without ever hitting the gym.

According to some research drumming burns more calories than running, aerobics or weight lifting. But wait, there’s more, according to studies at Harvard and Oxford, drumming can lower blood pressure and improve cognitive brain development. So if you’re not a sporty spice, try the rock star road to fitness!

If you saw the beloved Academy Award-winning movie WHIPLASH, you got a glimpse of just how physically challenging it can be to play the drums. The good news is that to get the full health benefits of playing the drums, you don’t have to sweat through your clothes with bleeding fingers while dodging music stands hurled at you by JK Simmons. In fact, you just need to pick up some drums sticks and seek out some lessons and we can help you find a teacher close to home.

Taking lessons with an amazing teacher and a professional drummer can confirm all the scientific studies about the awesome power of how drumming burns calories and shapes up body and mind. In regards to weight loss and muscle mass, you can loose 25 kilos (55 lbs.) just playing the drums. When touring, If you play a heavier type of music like rock, metal, or punk, it’s like sprinting. if you’ve done recording sessions that have lasted about eight hours so imagine sprinting for eight hours. In addition to the aerobic benefits, You have all four limbs going at once and you are engaging your core the whole time so it requires a lot of balance.

Beyond the body, the positive effect on your mind and spirit.  its a powerful and unique method of relieving stress, It’s like meditating while your punching a bag.  As a drummer, You are constantly multi-tasking because you’re keeping the rhythm steady and using all your limbs to play different drums at once.

If you don’t have time or money for lessons, you can always go the Abraham Lincoln route and start teaching yourself at home by blasting your favorite tunes and jamming along. One warning! you may need to invest in earplugs for your pets.


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