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How to Get Race Ready In Just 35 Days

Short on time before the big race? Here's a condensed program to help you build the strength and speed needed to conquer any obstacle in your way<p><b>Designed By</b><br>Joe DiStefano, C.S.C.S., director of fitness and training at Spartan Race<p><b>Best For</b><br>Building the upper-body muscle, total-body power, and …

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Electronic Insights Drum Miking 101 - Part 2: Two-Microphone Setups (from the February '15 issue)

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Redesign your upper body with this brand-new, 3-move circuit<p>It takes more than a steady diet of presses and curls to reach your full potential for size and strength. "You need to challenge your upper-body muscles in fresh ways to stimulate new growth," says Sean De Wispelaere, a coach for <b>Men's</b> …

Jump Higher with ... an Upper Body Exercise?

This move is also an awesome calorie-crusher<p>Upper and lower body exercises aren’t church and state—they don’t have to be kept separate. In fact, doing moves that hit both your top and bottom halves at the same time is also an exercise in efficiency: you work more muscle in less time, so you’ll see …

This Row Will Build You an Epic Upper Back

It also hits your deep abs, sculpting your core<p>Every other workout or so, do you find yourself sitting at the chest fly, supported row, or preacher curl machine, banging out reps, feeling “the pump,” and loving every second of it?<p>We get it.<p>Generally, we recommend that you ditch fixed-movement …

Make Your Arms Burn with This 6-Exercise Circuit

Broil your shoulders, chest, biceps, and triceps without lifting a single weight<p>The pushup is the consummate bodyweight exercise: You need stability from head to toe to hold the position, and “you have to rely on every muscle in your chest, back, and arms to work in unison—which is why it starts to …

Burn Up to 14 Calories a Minute with This CrossFit Workout

It takes just 20 minutes, but it will leave you SPENT<p>CrossFit might be best known for heavy barbells and iron sleds pushed by six people at a time. You'll do plenty of tough exercises if you go Inside the Cult of Crossfit. One popular Workout of the Day (WOD) is much simpler—but you can still burn …

Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic: Linear Fills, Part 1 (September 2010 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine Lesson)

The Cutting-Edge Ab Exercise You've Never Heard Of

Want a stronger core? Grab a resistance band and start writing your ABCs<p>If you want a stronger core, steal a lesson from kindergarteners: Practice your ABCs.<p>The Alphabet Band Belly Press requires you to draw the letters A to Z in front of your chest with an anchored resistance band. “It’s tougher …

The Lightning-Fast Circuit That'll Make You Look (a Little More) Like a Super Hero

All you need is 25 minutes<p>Get a superhero-worthy six-pack in 2015. Put this 25-minute fat loss circuit to work now, and a Superman outfit might actually be an option for you, says Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Turbulence Training</i>. Each exercise in the circuit can burn at least 15 calories …

Top-10 Rudiments, Part 5: Six-Stroke Roll (Video Drum Lesson from Modern Drummer magazine)

Check out this video lesson - Basics! Screaming Clave: Big Be…

Check out this video lesson - Basics! Screaming Clave: Big Beats Based on Afro-Caribbean Rhythms (From the September 2014 Issue)<br>http://buff.ly/1oj4XT1<p>by Rich Redmond<p>Clave comprises the root rhythms used as the basis for most Afro-Caribbean music. These rhythms are two measures long (written in cut time), with three notes in one measure and two notes in the other. If you play the three-note measure first, it's called 3-2 clave. If you play the two-note measure first, it's called 2-3 clave. There …

If you haven't see it yet, check out this VIDEO! Syncopation…

If you haven't see it yet, check out this VIDEO! Syncopation Revisited, Part 5: Brazilian Applications!<br>http://buff.ly/1AmbYoP<p>We continue our series on ways to interpret the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer by applying Brazilian rhythms and phrasing ideas to the written manuscript. The applications in this article can be used with any of the seventy-two repetitive one-measure examples from pages 29, 30, and 33–36, the thirty-two-measure rhythmic …

Top-10 Rudiments, Part 6: Hand-To-Hand Flams (Video Drum Lesson from Modern Drummer magazine)

Here's What's New on Netflix for September 2014

It's almost September, which means a whole new slew of titles on Netflix! August proved pretty lucrative on the quality title front, but it looks as though September it's going to blow the rundown out of the water.<p>TV takes spotlight this month, with the latest full seasons of "The Walking Dead," …

The Superman Training Program: Add Size, Gain Strength, & Burn Fat

<b>Duration</b> 5 weeks<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p><b>Super Specifics</b><p>This program is novel for many reasons, and your muscles will respond well to it. That said, you’ll have …

Hunter S. Thompson’s Daily Drug And Booze Intake

Anyone who reads this site probably knows that I’m a huge Hunter S. Thompson fan, though I’ve always been more a fan of him as a writer than as a character. Incidentally, I finally watched <i>Where The Buffalo Roam</i> (link to Ebert’s review) on Netflix the other day, the 1980 movie starring Bill Murray …

6 Muscle-Building Snacks You Can Make With Protein Powder

Ignite muscle growth all day and stay lean with these flavorful, protein-packed snacks<p>Protein is superfuel for your body. It repairs your muscle fibers after a lifting session, providing the raw material that helps them grow bigger when you’re trying to gain size.<p>But besides building muscle, …

Master Trainer Shows You How to Build 'Elite Abs'

It's not your usual exercise<p>You might know the plank, but do you know the "hollow-body" plank?<p>If you haven't yet mastered this exercise, you have work to do. And if you haven't even heard of the hollow-body plank, you <i>really</i> have work to do.<p>Fair warning: It's not the kind of plank that most people …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Drummer Nate Morton of NBC's the Voice Modern Drummer Magazine Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

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Concepts: The 45-Minute Practice Routine (From the January 2014 Issue)

Meet the Exercise That Will Make You Strong Enough to Do One-Arm Pushups

It builds the single-arm strength and upper-body power you need to crank out rep after rep<p>The single-arm pushup is the gold standard by which all other pushups are judged. Every guy wants to do them, but few can. The archer pushup can help you get there, though.<p>"It's an 'assisted' version of the …

The Working Musician Playbook with Matt Halpern

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The Top 100 Must-Follow Music Resources on Twitter, Pt. 5

Twitter is a great way to keep up with music news, important band releases, notable signings, tech developments, industry events, and more. But when …

The 3 Most Common Mistakes Made by Independent Musicians

<i>[This guest post was written by Shaun from Music Industry How To and Independent Music Advice.]</i><p>I love the <i>idea</i> of the independent musician. You don’t …

The Music Producer's Pre-Recording Checklist

So you want to be a record producer?<p>Having produced a handful of albums for other acts, co-produced almost all of my own albums, and been involved in …