As I've said before, I've never seen as many out of shape guys in one place as I did at AES.
I was headed there but have turned back the other way by forcing time in my schedule to go for bike rides. (getting addicted to that again, but's it's a good addiction)
I'm alot better in all area's for it.
Just avoid the stupid long days and ****ty food that comes along with some sessions. Make the time to do something for you.
Getting it done first thing in the morning can be key, cause days have a way of getting longer and longer in the studio, ecspecially at deadline time.
Craig and I are simpatico on this
Bikes are great stress relief,really clears the head...
I've got a stationary trainer setup in my studio during winter and try to hop on a few times a week.
Any exercise that gets the heart rate up will do.
i feel a lot better since I got Apple's Remote Desktop and a Airport network. Now I can control my PT rig remotely with my 12 inch powerbook and bounce/ edit/ backup/ email/ whatever/ from my livingroom or balcony. I get out of my Aeron a lot more often...
Do an hour of exercise, whatever kind of exercise, at least three times a week.
Take the stairs, not the elevator.
Bike or walk to work.
Exercise keeps my mood right. I lay off a little when I am laying down drums, but I find drumming is a low intensity workout all in itself.
Beer tastes better after a good workout. David
Originally posted by kevinc
The best formula for a rhythm section is heavy bassist/skinny drummer.
Works every time.
Maybe it could even get better if both were fat?
Leptosomes are prone to nervousness while pycnics ( I hope this comes close to the English writing ) are known for rather stable nervs. ( That´s why e.g. their handwriting typically is of a regular line as well.)
From there I would expect fat people in general to be better capable of steady rhythm.
I have been working out for about 2 years. Going to the gym is an amazong stress reliever and a great place to scope out some women. Amazingly, they don't even have to be drunk to talk to you there.
Also the state has taken my driving privilages, so I have been riding a bike everywhere for about 3 years. I did about 2 years before that too just because I like too.
When its raining and I don't feel like riding the bike to the gym, I'll do about 90 push-ups. Push-ups work so many areas that you'll keep your upper body pretty in shape just by doing those.
Lastly, I have moved to diet soda's and that has made a huge difference. I still drink about 40 to 60 ounces of coffee per day with sugar, although I am about to switch to an artificial swwetener, and I still am losing and toning because I don't ingest 200 extra calories evertime I am thirsty. I only drink coffee the first few hours I am up, BTW.
Most engineers I know are addicted to coffee. I try to stop drinking it if I'm off for a while or on a low stress project.
Eating well should be stressed. After talking clients into getting something at least decently healthy they always say "I feel great, that was a good idea." I've pretty much banned mexican food (which I love) from the studio, especially during tracking. Makes everyone comatose...
Originally posted by Beezoboy I have been working out for about 2 years. Going to the gym is an amazong stress reliever and a great place to scope out some women. Amazingly, they don't even have to be drunk to talk to you there.
I hear that dude!
Although I live in a particular snooty area right now so it`s a little harder for me to strike up conversation.
The gyms become my favorite place to catch an eyefull now that I can`t afford to go to seedy strip clubs anymore.
I work out 4 to 5 times a week not matter what. If I work until 10 or 11 at night I will still go then. Have been doing so for the last 4 years. Very important for my mental well being as well as physical well being.