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    Question Calories burned?

    Hey all-found this great, admittedly slightly older article about Mike Mangini and calories he burns while drumming.

    https://www.drumeo.com/beat/burn-cal...-mike-mangini/

    The armband device he used to get these measurements doesnít appear to be in production anymore, any idea what might be a good equivalent nowadays or does anyone know of another method of tracking calories burned while drumming? And yes, Iíve read the Clem Burke articles already :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by favabean1982 View Post
    Hey all-found this great, admittedly slightly older article about Mike Mangini and calories he burns while drumming.

    https://www.drumeo.com/beat/burn-cal...-mike-mangini/

    The armband device he used to get these measurements doesn’t appear to be in production anymore, any idea what might be a good equivalent nowadays or does anyone know of another method of tracking calories burned while drumming? And yes, I’ve read the Clem Burke articles already :-)
    Could probably go with a Fitbit. It would register strokes as steps, though, so I don't know what that would do to the reading.
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    Fitness trackers tend to register a lot of steps when drumming. It's quite disproportionate to the amount of movement you're actually doing. Honestly, I take mine off a lot of the time when I'm playing just because it gives you a false reading of exactly how active you are.

    You definitely burn calories drumming, but without obtaining a specialized device meant to track such activity I don't know how you'd go about quantifying it accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester2937 View Post
    Fitness trackers tend to register a lot of steps when drumming. It's quite disproportionate to the amount of movement you're actually doing. Honestly, I take mine off a lot of the time when I'm playing just because it gives you a false reading of exactly how active you are.

    You definitely burn calories drumming, but without obtaining a specialized device meant to track such activity I don't know how you'd go about quantifying it accurately.
    I agree.

    Unless you're playing long and hard enough to break a sweat and to get the heart rate up, it's probably not much exercise.
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    I wear my fitbit on my ankle to eliminate drum strokes as steps. The fitbit will also cover periods of playing on the drumset as a "walk", or exercise period, where heart rate is monitored and "calories burned per unit time" is calculated.

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    My phone app (phone kept in pocket) records my drumming as walking. Doesn't pick up on my hand work, but does count my foot work as steps. For the record, I do tend to break a sweat and get the heart rate up when I drum.

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    some of thye music i like to play gets me completely soaked ; when that happens, it means you're burning a sensible amount of calories.otherwise, like said , if your heart rate is staying '''normal''' and you don't sweat at all,chances are that your energy output is mitigated at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by favabean1982 View Post
    Hey all-found this great, admittedly slightly older article about Mike Mangini and calories he burns while drumming.

    https://www.drumeo.com/beat/burn-cal...-mike-mangini/

    The armband device he used to get these measurements doesnít appear to be in production anymore, any idea what might be a good equivalent nowadays or does anyone know of another method of tracking calories burned while drumming? And yes, Iíve read the Clem Burke articles already :-)
    So I see Mike played harder in Detroit than he did in Canada where the band is from? How could you do that, Mike. For Petís sake.
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    curiously, MM's belly is.....inflating quite drastically since awhile LOL
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    Those numbers look over the top to me. When I'm road cycling I'm burning 500-600 calories per hour, now way is drumming anywhere near the same effort as cycling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodgit View Post
    Those numbers look over the top to me. When I'm road cycling I'm burning 500-600 calories per hour, now way is drumming anywhere near the same effort as cycling.
    There's drumming... and then there's putting on a show? I don't know *shrug*

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