Friday, August 01, 2008

Beat Drums! Beat Drums!

You've probably heard the joke that goes, "what do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? A drummer." But if you've played real drums, or even a little Rock Band, you're no doubt aware that drumming is hard work.

Now some scientists are studying just how hard. Apparently if you're really rocking out, it gets your heart going as much as a professional athlete's, and can burn as much as 600 calories in an hour.

So think twice before telling a drummer joke in front of drummer. Chances are the drummer can kick your ass.


Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't say I'm "really rocking" yet, but after each of my practice sessions, I definitely need a break!


PS: And yeah, it's coming along nicely. How long 'til you get yours?... MuuaahaAHAAhaAHAAAAH!!!

DrHeimlich said...

For the moment, I'm still resisting a true electronic drum kit.

But not dismissing one, either...