On the subject of practising, here are a few useful tips from one of Hillsong’s top drummers, Rolf Wam Fjell:
1. Take a 10 min run before practicing. Benefit: mentally more alert and physically firing up your systems.
2. Eat a banana before practicing / playing. Benefit: quick carbs + potassium straight to your system. Benefit: More power.
3. Do a proper carb load before big events. Lots of pasta etc. And drink MUCH water. Benefit: sustained energy.
4. Track your progress. Week one paradiddles @ 120bpm. Week two paraddidles @ 127bpm etc. Benefit: systematic progress.