Drum Endurance & Strength Training

How Powerball helps drum endurance / play? 

Powerball is the perfect drum endurance and warm-up device that will  strengthening your arms, wrists and hands. Used and trusted by professional and amateur drummers around the world Powerball is perfect for drummers of all levels. Powerball is used for endurance training and for rehabilitation recommended by physios to aid recovery from everything from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to wrist and arm recovery after bone breaks and fractures. The reason our products are recommended by physios is the isometric nature of  the exercise with Powerball. Isometric exercise is non-impact and aids recovery through resistance training building strength. Isometric training is also how you build endurance and this is why Powerball is trusted by many climbers to build strength endurance in their wrists and arms for climbing. If you are feeling sore during or after long drum sessions using Powerball will ease this pain then allow you to play longer pain-free.

What is a Powerball?  

It is hard to describe the feeling of Powerball in your hand unless you try it for yourself. However, the tennis ball sized Powerball is a gyroscope, which is a hollow sphere that encases an interior rotor on an axis. When the interior rotor is accelerated through turning your wrist this creates a centrifugal force that works against the user. This force increases the faster the rotor is spinning or the harder the person is working. Powerball increases muscular control and blood flow aiding rehabilitation and strengthening all the muscles which are critical to playing the drums.

Physio Exercises

Using a Powerball for as little as 3 minutes daily will improve a drummers endurance while also helping them stay healthy from fingertip to shoulder. We also have physio designed strength & endurance exercises which work all the muscle groups needed during play (see on this page below or under videos tab).  If you don’t take our word for it Pearl Drummers Forums discussed some of our older products, our new generation Powerball products are even better.

Rehab & Strengthening Programme

3 simple steps

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Select
Equipment
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Watch
Exercises
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Follow
Programmes
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Select Equipment

Choose the powerful, handheld gyroscopic hand exerciser that’s right for you.

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Watch Exercises

Practice these short, physio-designed rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.

Finger Flexors and Extensors

Download Programme

Forearm Pronators and Supinators

Download Programme

Elbow Extensors

Elbow Flexors

Shoulder Abductors

Shoulder Extensors

Shoulder External Rotators

Shoulder Flexors

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Follow Guidelines

Extensive, easy to follow exercise guidelines to help with your rehab and strengthening.

 
Week 1:
An initial workout of 3 x 30 seconds spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days. Use your first session to establish the RPM at which you are challenged but can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.
 
Week 2: 3 x 30 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
 
Week 3:3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days
 
Week 4: 3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
 
Remember

Initial spin speed is determined by your personal strength and fitness level as well as whether you’re using the ball to rehabilitate a pre-existing injury or to help build muscle strength - always begin conservatively until you fully establish the spin speed at which your muscles are being challenged yet can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.

Progress is achieved by increasing duration and spin speed in conjunction with a regular exercise schedule. Should you experience any discomfort while exercising with Powerball® or Powerspin®, speak to your doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioner to get the best advice and support.

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