September 2012
Health & Science
Drum Athletes
Part 2: V-Sit and Push-Up Catch

by Billy Cuthrell

Last time I outlined several ball-drop exercises designed to develop your hand/eye coordination, dexterity, and agility. The next set of exercises will continue to build those skills but will get progressively harder. You can combine the ball-drop drills from part one with these exercises for a challenging circuit-training session.

The exercises can be done in your home, at the gym, or out on your driveway during a nice day. You’ll need a partner and thirty-five to forty balls of various sizes (like tennis, racquet, and squash balls). Follow the directions as outlined for each exercise, and keep in mind that the routines are designed to be challenging, so it’s best to start slowly and work your way up.

Be sure to check out the complete article in the September 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine for additional insight and advice.