Power Beats – Cardiovascular Training

Follow the rules for appropriate cardiovascular training according to the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to the basic principles of a healthy cardiovascular training, the Drums Alive® program should also include the following:

  • Gradually build patterns in intensity and complexity.
  • Movement and rhythm are built on each other, from basic to more complex, in order to challenge the participants and allow them to achieve mastery.
  • During this section you can increase to 160 -180 BPM for a few moments to allow for personal expression or stress and aggression release, as well as to promote a feeling of euphoria.
  • The Power Beats choreography can last from approximately 15 – 45 minutes, depending upon the participants’ physical and cognitive level.

Focus on achieving the following during the Power Beats cardiovascular workout:

  • Increase the heart rate, respiration rate and caloric expenditure (burn fat)
  • Improve drumming and locomotor skills
  • Combine drumming and movement to create a synergistic flow of mind and body
  • Integrate right and left brain work
  • Modify to fit all populations
  • Increase socialization and team work
  • Have FUN!