Category Archives: Exercise

30 Days in April: A Drummer’s Perspective on the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy Tour

Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO (pic by Gary Brown for Shovelhead Studios) In April of 2016, we were back in the bus and on arena and theater stages around the country with the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy tour. By all accounts, it … Continue reading

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Drumbell Training for Drummers

Here’s an article I recently did for Drum magazine.  These exercises really work!  And for all you non-drummers, this concept of training is excellent to adapt to whatever your athletic endeavor might be.  Just create custom movements with light dumbbells … Continue reading

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Building Strength and Muscle: How it Works

I get a lot of questions about protein, supplements, special training routines and the like when it comes to building strength and muscle.  And as a long-time vegan, the inquiries are often multiplied, given the fact that I’ve continued to … Continue reading

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Get Back! – Building the Back Half of the Body

It’s easy for all the muscles in your back and rear legs to be “out of sight, out of mind,” since these areas are not so easily visible in the mirror as we evaluate our training progress. However, our backs … Continue reading

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Body-Blasting Basics at the Gym

Here’s a slightly revised article I did for Drum magazine. It’s all about those timeless weightlifting movements that – at one time or another – should be at the foundation of every regimen. While there are a number of unique … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Health – in One Single Graphic!

Today’s blog is a continuation of our June 2nd post entitled There is Nothing More Important Than Your Health. In that entry, we talked about the importance of the “Big Three” healthy lifestyle attributes – Exercise, Nutrition, and the Mind/Body … Continue reading

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The “One-Wheel,” Grip-of-Steel Workout

As some of you know by now, I do a regular exercise column for Drum magazine entitled “Pump It Up.”  While these articles are obviously geared toward drummers, anyone who trains can benefit from the ideas.  Here’s another recently published article. … Continue reading

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Long Beach Marathon Results

Sometimes when you reach for the stars… you wind up doubled over on the side of the road! Well… I finished it.  And that’s about the only positive thing I can say about my Long Beach Marathon experience on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Training Report: Three Days Till the Long Beach Marathon

  We are three days away from the agony and the ecstasy that will be… the Long Beach Marathon.  Just thought I would offer a quick pre-race overview of the training season. First of all, it seems like I’ve been … Continue reading

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Hard-Core Midsection Workout

I’ve been writing an exercise column for Drum magazine entitled “Pump It Up” for awhile now, so a drummer-centric variation of the following was published in the March 2012 issue.   (Most of these articles are variations of material from my … Continue reading

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