Tag Archives: weight training

Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Jimmy Carter was in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so “More Than … Continue reading

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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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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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Write It Down!

The Magic of Journaling… Let’s talk about a super-effective way to boost productivity with your practice, training, diet, or almost anything else important to you. I’m talking about keeping a specialized journal. I’ve done it on and off, at various … Continue reading

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