Lou Mars: Countdown to the Attempt!
We spent most of yesterday converting the Olympic Weightlifting area at NorCal Strength and Conditioning to a multi-drumset, multi-media headquarters for the upcoming Guinness Book of World Records attempt. Most of you might recall that Lou Mars has been training for over three months to prepare for his bid to break the Marathon Drumming record which is currently set at 120 hrs. Lou has been training at NorCal, has been eating food provided by Paleo Brands and in the process has lost nearly 30 lbs while dramatically improving his fitness.
Lou wanted to do this for two reasons:
1-He wanted to prove that scientific training and nutrition can dramatically improve the ability of musicians to perform at their absolute best. Lou feels that he is, quite literally, in the “best shape of his life”.
2-Lou was a hyper-active youth and by some stroke of genius someone set him free on a drum set. Drumming was both an outlet and a focus which has driven his very successful life. Lou is concerned that many kids never get an opportunity to channel their energies in the way he did so he teamed with Dixon Drums and Little Kids Rock to do something about it. Dixon has donated a set of Dixon Demon Urban Camo drums! This set is valued at $2,300 and it will be the set that Lou breaks the world record on.
Here is how you can help and have a chance to win a piece of history. Make a Donation and get entered to win the Drums. All proceeds go to Little Kids Rock. It’s that easy!
We will kick things off at 7:30 am (PST), this Thursday, January 14th. Lou will be streamed live so you can follow his progress and ask him questions or just lend your support. I’ll get those links us just as soon as they are live.