In fact, whether you play an instrument on an amateur or professional level or sing in front of a microphone, you are doing physical exercise: that is, you are improving your physical shape!
Recent studies have shown that a person can burn approximately 200 calories by simply singing while standing. To put things in perspective, imagine how much a frontman of a rock band can get tired during the best concerts, running from one side of the stage to the other and singing at the top of his lungs.
Therefore, there is a clear link between performance on stage and physical activity, between performance and sport.
A long and exciting show that became the biggest one in the history of music. As it was the case with Rod Stewart, you have to be almost like an athlete, or at least predisposed to a certain physical endurance, to make a musical event like this so unique and memorable.
Concerts for the bands: an intense wokout with final applause
- 1. The Drum Kit: Playing the drums during the most impressive metal concert in history, the Monster of Rock, at Turshino Airfield in Moscow, in 1991, where AC/DC, Pantera, Metallica, The Black Crowes and E.S.T performed, allowed Chris Slade, at the time drummer of AC/DC, to burn 280 Kcal/h, equal to 15 min running time. The concert was a real historical feat, a cultural revolution for all the young Soviets who, during the years of the censorship of the regime, had been able to know and appreciate American music only through clandestine radios.
- 2. Guitar: Jimi Hendrix, with his classic black and white Fender Stratocaster, in his penultimate public appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, perhaps his most significant performance, burnt 230Kcal/h, comparable to about 60 min walk.
- 3. The Strings: The New York Philharmonic, by tradition, has always offered its music through massive concerts. However, at the free concert held in Central Park on July 5, 1986, during the celebrations for the centenary of the most famous statue of the Big Apple, went beyond all expectations, with 800 thousand and more people gathered in the park. Not only rock then, but throughout their concerts, the masters and professionals of classical music have a significant expenditure of energy. Especially in an event of this magnitude, the sole violin made musicians to consume 100 Kcal/h during their performance.
From the stage to the audience: how much energy does the audience burn during concerts?
Never before had so many people gathered for the same musical event. On stage, among others: Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar, The Who, Santana and Janis Joplin. An event engraved in memory and time, where love and peace were the pillars of the many young people who participated in that event, three days of dancing, revolution and colour, for an energy expenditure of 400 Kcal / h, multiplied by three days.
We therefore recommend a good, constant and effective cardio training, so as not to be unprepared for the next concerts!