Drum Endurance & Strength Training
How Powerball helps drum endurance / play?
Powerball is the perfect drum endurance and warm-up device that also strengthens your arms, wrists and hands. Used and trusted by professional and amateur drummers around the world, it’s suitable for all play and skill levels. Used for endurance training and for rehabilitation, Powerball is recommended by physios worldwide to help aid recovery from painful RSI conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and for wrist and arm recovery following bone breakage and fracture. Physios especially favor the 100% non-impact / isometric resistance generated by Powerball which is applied uniformly right throughout the upper limb from finger tip to shoulder and aids rapid recovery by building strength in the muscle tissue.
Isometric training is also a highly efficient method of building muscle endurance which in turn helps you play for longer and reduces risk of repetitive strain in the elbows or wrists following a long session. In fact, if you’re feeling stiff or sore following after 60 minutes of play, picking up and spinning Powerball for just 2-3 minutes will immediately reduce any discomfort and ensure full recovery prior to your next session – you can call it body armour for the wrists and arms.
What is a Powerball?
It’s difficult to describe the surreal feeling of the resistance generated by a “live” Powerball until you actually experience it for yourself. However, the tennis ball sized Powerball is a gyroscope – a hollow sphere that encases an internal rotor which spins on its own axis. When that interior rotor is accelerated through the action of turning your wrist in a circular motion, this creates a centrifugal force that works against the user; the faster the rotor spins, the greater the force generated and the harder the person is working. Spinning Powerball increases muscular control and stimulates blood flow, which aids rehabilitation and strengthening of all the muscles which are critical to playing the drums.
Using a Powerball for as little as 3 minutes daily will improve a drummer’s endurance while also helping them stay healthy from fingertip to shoulder. A full suite of physio designed strength & endurance exercises are available which target all of the muscle groups needed during play (see on this page below or under videos tab).