Powerball for Drummers
Used and trusted by professional and amateur drummers around the world, Powerball is a must-have device for all musicians serious about their instrument. Find out why over 4 million people worldwide have benefited from Powerball and see how you can use this powerful device to fine tune your drumming performance today.
Build Strength & EnduranceEnhance Finger DexterityRehabilitate Drumming-Related InjuriesPrevent RSI from Drumming
Build Strength & Endurance
Isometric training with Powerball is a highly efficient method of building muscle strength and endurance.
Stronger muscles with greater endurance capacity mean you can play for longer and reduces the risks of repetitive strain injuries on the elbows or wrists following long sessions.
In fact, if you’re feeling stiff or sore following 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.
Enhance Finger Dexterity
Powerball is a world-class device for active strengthening. Spinning Powerball at high speeds works the muscles along the entire kinetic chain of your arm – from your fingertips right up to your shoulder. As you spin, your muscles respond to the powerful isometric resistance created by Powerball, leaving them feeling strengthened and rejuvenated.
Strong and supple muscles are incredibly flexible and mobile – the ideal qualities for any practicing drummer. In this way, Powerball greatly enhances finger dexterity, making it particularly useful for those small, intricate stick movements that ultimately afford you greater control over your instrument.
Rehabilitate Drumming-Related Injuries
Practice and performance can take their toll and to a drummer constantly beating out the same fill, that can sometimes mean only one thing – injury. It may not always look like it but playing a musical instrument can have a serious impact on our muscles and joints. Constant repetitive movements, such as practicing the same fill or beat can cause severe strain on our fingers, hands and wrists, which often results in a repetitive strain injury (RSI) like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis or tennis elbow. These conditions can be painful and, not only can they negatively impact your musical performance, but also your everyday life.
Powerball can effectively soothe and rehabilitate an RSI injury by promoting circulation and gently rebuilding strength in damaged muscles and tendons. Powerball eliminates hand pain, relieves sore fingers, rehabilitates wrist injuries and combats RSI, so you can get back to playing your instrument in no time at all.
Prevent RSI from Drumming
Most drumming-related injuries will develop as a result of continuous repetitive movements – like the constant practice of the same beat. When you practice the same rhythm over and over, your muscles remain fixed and will strain from the lack of diversity in your movements. This is how RSI like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc. can develop.
But how can you keep the symptoms of these conditions at bay, without affecting your playing?
One word – Powerball. Keep Powerball beside your drum kit and give it a quick spin before, after and throughout your practice session. Powerball will warm up/down your muscles and will boost circulation during those ‘static beats’ when you’re most at risk to injury. Powerball relieves any stiffness and keeps your muscles pumped with oxygen, so you don’t have to worry about RSI while you play.
Wrist Exercise Programs for Drummers
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 which target all of the muscle groups needed during play are available on the videos page of our website.