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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby Brian L » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:25 pm

in my experience, if my throne is really low, my back gets really messed up. so i usually make my throne kinda high up, it seems to straighten my back and making it easier to do more complicated foot pedal beats.
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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby FiestyRedDrummEr » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:44 pm

I'm 23 and already have back problems. My dad, being a percussionist and my teacher, constantly nagged me about standing up tall, don't slouch..watch out for your back. And I thank him.
For me, being only 15, still growing and marching a 35lb drum everyday.I know its probably done some damage. I've done a lot of marching, and drum corp work. And our drum instructors constantly were on us about how we stand when that drum is on. I know years of being a percussionist and lugging around my own equipment from gig to gig on my own has done a number. That why I insist on weekly back massages from the boyfriend. ha. Oh, and I'm trying to stop the nasty habit of cracking my own back. Bill Ray, I'm going to kudos you for that article. I was just saying last night how my back ached.

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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby drummerduba » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:56 pm

FiestyRedDrummEr wrote:I insist on weekly back massages from the boyfriend. ha.


It's the same with me and my fiancee, Stacey.

I always had a not so perfect posture throughout childhood. Add on to that 6 years of lugging around my own gear and it's already started to take its toll on my back. Working in an office doesn't do me any wonders either....oh and I'm only 18


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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby FiestyRedDrummEr » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:01 pm

Is that your Stacey?
She's a cutie! Good job!
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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby drummerduba » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:33 pm

Indeed it is Feisty.

We got engaged the last day of July. I proposed on stage right after I had finished playing a set. *Cue image of big ol sweaty breathless me getting down on one knee trying to get the words out :lol: *

Thanks for the kind words :mrgreen:


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Postby FiestyRedDrummEr » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:21 pm

thats cute. I'm gonna force mine to propose to me before he leaves for iraq....yes i said force.
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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby drummerduba » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:47 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thats too funny!!!!

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Postby chocobebear » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:55 am

DrummerByron wrote:This is a good article, but what about drummers? Those flat round seats play havoc with my back. I would love to get one with back support but I don’t have the money to plop down on one. Is a motorcycle seat better for the back? It also seems like if you don’t have your drums as close as possible to your arms the you sometimes have to extend your body to reach the tom’s or cymbals. What advice would you give to a drummer?


straighten your spine and sit up straight...
it's okay to lean to reach parts of the drums but the default position should be to sit straight...

thrones usually have no back rest and this is the reason why posture should be correct to avoid injuries...

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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby TOTEMdrum » Sun May 17, 2009 2:09 pm

I thought it was interesting to come across this article today, because I had a gig last night and was noticing today how sore my back was.

This was a great article I'm definitely gonna work on some of those exercises. After playing sports my entire adolescence, my back developed problems early. It also doesn't help that I've slept on my stomach my entire life. That's something to really watch out for. I also invested in one of the Roc 'n' Soc thrones not to long ago and have been happy with it ever since.

I've never had a problem with slouching at the drum set but found that as I learned double bass, at first I would lean backwards and put a lot of strain on my lower back. As I've improved on double bass I have begun to avoid that, but catch myself doing it again when I get tired.

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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby rachard1583 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:50 am

Great, useful post. The back is very complicated and taking care of it now can go a long way toward preventing many forms of back problems in the future.
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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby Elyse99 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:42 am

these are the common tips for healthy back....
A combination of high-calorie diets, inactive lifestyles and increasing hours in front of the desk or computer have caused more and more Americans to gain weight, putting them at risk for chronic health problems, such as back pain and arthritis.
The following highlights some quick and easy lifestyle tips for back pain sufferers at any fitness level:
Eat a balanced diet - Make sure it's full of vitamins and minerals, and cut down on the fat.
Stand (and sit) up straight - Don't slouch! Stand with weight distributed equally on both feet, and tighten those stomach muscles - even when sitting.
See a doctor - Your back pain could be caused by arthritis, and the earlier arthritis is diagnosed, the more steps can be taken to reduce disability in the future.
Don't smoke - Recent research shows an increased prevalence of back pain among smokers.
Get a good night's sleep - Get a good mattress and don't sleep on your stomach.
Don't stress out - Keep a stress journal and practice relaxation techniques; seek counseling if necessary.
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Re: Tips for a healthy back

Postby MayQueen~420~ » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:05 am

I find it impossible to look forward when walking. For some reason I always have to look down to see what I'm walking on. It's not a self esteem issue, I have no problems there.
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Postby philiprambo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:00 am

Thanks for sharing the tips.
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