Jump to content

Dear guest,

Welcome to the biggest community for bass players in Europe. You'll find the site a great source of information and advice.

Why not sign up now and:

  • Say hello - tell us about your playing, your gear and where you're from.
  • Search the database for inspiration or to find out more about your instrument
  • Upload an avatar and profile picture
  • Buy one of the thousands of items in our marketplace
  • Safely sell your items to a community of proven enthusiasts
  • Upload pictures, audio and videos
  • Buy exclusive items at discount through our shop (coming soon!)

Go on, click the button and become part of it today!

Sign in to follow this  
Roland Rock

Gigging is good for you

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
My Fitbit tracks my heartbeat among other things. It was interesting to see that during our set last night, I rapidly ascended into the 'Fat Burn' zone, and towards the end of the set got into Cardiovascular territory.

Gigging is good for body and mind!

[Img] http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/christopher_brown14/rackbags/Screenshot_2017-03-18-09-37-52_zps2pqoh0ep.png" class="ipsImage" /> Edited by Roland Rock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A high heart rate alone is not necessarily a good thing. Stress can do much the same thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
yer that's why stressed people are thin!!

Must remember to leap about even more tonight!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you've ever played a gig when you're feeling poorly, you'll know the amazing thing that is 'Dr Gig'. I felt really bad for some gigs, but when I get up to play, it all seems to fall away. However, those minutes just after the gig is finished are a real crash back into illness :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Downdown' timestamp='1489834316' post='3260166']
A high heart rate alone is not necessarily a good thing. Stress can do much the same thing.
[/quote]

He was playing 'The Birdie Song' at the time.So yes, it was more than likely stress. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='ezbass' timestamp='1489835523' post='3260174']
If you've ever played a gig when you're feeling poorly, you'll know the amazing thing that is 'Dr Gig'. I felt really bad for some gigs, but when I get up to play, it all seems to fall away. However, those minutes just after the gig is finished are a real crash back into illness :(
[/quote]

Oh yes, I know that one! Played a couple of gigs two years ago a week after fairly major surgery, felt crap before the gig, felt even more crap afterwards, but still sailed through the gig, then did it again 2 days later!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='Downdown' timestamp='1489835592' post='3260176']
Adrenalin?
[/quote]

I'm no expert, but I'm inclined to agree. Besides, to get even the smallest benefit from a cardiovascular "work out".. (if indeed your experience qualifies as such).. the heart rate has to be continuously maintained for a long(ish) period (minimum twenty minutes).

https://www.healthstatus.com/health_blog/wellness/cardio-exercise-definition-and-benefits/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fat burning zone is a bit of a misconception. Simple rule more calories out than in creates calorific deficit.Exercise improves overal health.Too much can cause more harm than good.Type of food you eat is important and when you eat. There are various theories but what works for ine doesn't wirk for others.

Gigging is a form of exercise but again depends how active you're on stage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
Agreed that calories in v calories out is how it works, but how you exercise makes a difference, like how you drive influences how quickly you burn fuel.

I'm not seriously suggesting that I'd have lost weight at last night's gig :D
Especially as I had kebab afterwards! Edited by Roland Rock

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's all the physical stuff taken care of. And those of us of a certain age definitely benefit from the brain exercises from the concentration that playing, and particularly reading, requires. I'm sure it's doing me good, although time will tell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Take a look at the tension on those strings you are either twanging or holding down.
Who needs free weights?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I would have like to have been plugged into a blood pressure monitor this weekend when we found out a gig we were booked for turned out to be a pay-to-play! :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I had cancer back in 2009 I was signed off work for 3 months but had a gig 10 days after surgery - the Doc described the gig as "a good idea" as it would "help aid recovery". I couldn't argue :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='FinnDave' timestamp='1489830813' post='3260136']
I'll ask my doctor if I can get gigs on prescription!
[/quote]

:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×