Playing the drums is a physically demanding activity that requires extremely high levels of coordination, stamina, precision, timing and athleticism. These demands lead to trauma to your body which will build up over time and can lead to breakdown if not properly addressed. Balancing Work (practicing/playing) with Rest (quality sleep, breaks, time off) is required to maintain and boost your ability to recover.
Hydration and proper nutrition are also very very important to ensure adequate repair of damaged tissue similar to what an athlete requires when training or competing. If you are not properly hydrated you can surely cramp up during a performance, especially from excessive sweating in a humid environment under lights.
Our approach is to balance work & rest to recover fully before performing. Restful sleep is crucial to long-term wellness and many of us have inadequate sleep (Insomnia) which leads to fatigue, brain fog, inflammation and many other chronic health issues.