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Old 02-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Warming up, heavy style?

Hi guys,

Just asking:

Do you guys have any tips for a drummer to warm up if you're a heavy hitter? I've been at gigs and warming up on a practice pad, resulting in pretty much nothing.

Because the worst problem I have is a sore left hand/wrist after the first one or two songs. I play a lot of rim shots... The rest of my body is fine.

So do you guys have any idea how to warm up the left hand/wrist for the heavier stuff? I really hate the feeling of numbness after one or two songs and it takes a few more songs to recuperate from it, until I'm fully warmed up, so I can't always perform at my fullest until after a bunch of songs.

Some insight or help would be appreciated!
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Running. Seriously. Warms the whole body up and gets the blood flowing everywhere. I run around the block a couple of times before I play and it helps.
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Do 40 or 50 pushups, moves the blood around, works the wrists too depending on your form.
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