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Old 08-14-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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In one month from now I will be doing doubles at 200bpm

Here's the thing, I'm convinced that in just a short ammount of time people can improve how ever much they put their mind to it. I intend to prove this to myself by going from 100bpm doubles to 200bpm doubles in a month with my feet. I haven't really practiced doubles yet and I'm still sort of new to the double peddle world....but in one month from now that will all change.

This is a sort of mini experiment. I recently read the book "body-for-life" by Bill Phillips about changing your body. People have made incredible improvements in just a matter of months. The concept is just how hard you push yourself and force your body to adapt. I'm sure that's how Virgil got so good is that he's always taking the notch up once more and then getting comfortable and then taking it up again...etc. I'm going to try and do this with my drumming. Every day I'll up the tempo untill I reach 200. If I can accomplish this I'll post my results here for anyone to read.

I suppose that if this can happen then I truely believe that anything can and that the physical aspect of the drums is only limited by the mental part...

Any thoughts?

PS: if this works, then of course I'll try doing this with any and everything...even if this doesn't work I'll still try it.
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Old 08-14-2003, 10:45 PM   #2
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good luck you'll need it !!
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:34 PM   #3
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Adam,

Let me ask you something. How did
you learn to double-stroke with your
hands? Do your remember?
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:00 AM   #4
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Adam!

All the best from here!
I will be following your attempt with great interest. I most say I'm a bit sceptical, but.....
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:02 AM   #5
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Goodluck.
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:49 PM   #6
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With my hands (and feet) I started off learning speed as I was young and obsessed with that...but I didn't really "learn" untill I sat down on a pad one day and went "r r l l r r l l" working on stick heights etc.

I'm up to 120 so far! I think it's working...but I think my progress with slow down once I hit 150 or so...
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:13 AM   #7
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Man, do you have that much free time?? I mean its probably possible if you're legs are fit enough and you work at it for long hours everyday.
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #8
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Alright, I lost track of time...how long's it been? haha, I'm doing them at 150 now, I don't think I'll reach 200 yet. I went from 100 max to 140 in almost a week, and now it's taken me 2 weeks to get up to 150...

At Jimi: I have been running and eating a lot of protien to help muscle repair and it's helping a little haha
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:05 AM   #9
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Good stuff, it's 11 days now so i think we should give you a 31 day month, keep up the good work!!
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:43 AM   #10
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nice to hear Adam is getting there and he's basically halfway there.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:05 PM   #11
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Adam check out his brother seans book too.

Anything is possible in life,.... but i think they're looking at taking steps a day at a time. Small goals become big goals and targets reached....same as losing weight.

You're legs will want recuperation as well as that protein. if you fail,....you've only lost two weeks, so what the he**.

At least you'll see what you can go to and then,.... set a reasonable target next time. Good luck! Send a postcard!
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Go, Adam!
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Old 08-28-2003, 03:42 AM   #13
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dude, I wish I could put that much effort into my drumming!
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dude, I wish I could put that much effort into my drumming!

You could,....take the first step..... which is the hardest.
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Old 08-31-2003, 05:27 PM   #15
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no no, it's not that *I* can't, it's because I don't have the time to . I can't play my drums past 7pm, and I work every weekday except Thursday from 9-5, except on Monday when I usually work 9-2 and have a band practise in the afternoon. On the weekends I usually spend time with my girlfriend and I might be able to spare a few hours but generally I spend very very little time at home with my drumkit.

On Thursdays I have a band practise and a martial arts class... I don't get home until not long before 7pm.

On the other hand, I have started doing my practise routine that I've written about in the 'Tips and Techniques' section of the forum, and I practise that tapping on the floor and hitting a pillow every single day if I can't get to my kit to do it. I am planning to get a stand mounted practise pad and a feet practise pad for in my room so I can essentially get 'the real thing' because I don't the pillow and the floor are that great .
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