Do the gym and singing mix? Iâm in the habit of saying that singers are âVocal Athletes.â Singing and performance are high-energy tasks that require the voice user to be fit and healthy. And when we add the modern expectation to âlook goodâ as well itâs not surprising that many singers find themselves at the gym many times a week. So, is visiting your local gym good or bad for your singing?
Remember, one of our goals as skilled contemporary singers is to develop freedom and buoyancy of the larynx, but we canât achieve that freedom if all the strapping muscle that surround the larynx wonât release when we need them to.Â Do the gym and singing mix? We all want to look good and be healthy, but is visiting your local gym good or bad for your singing?
Truthfully, bodybuilding and singing donât mix well. But this doesnât mean that visiting your local gym three to four times a week is necessarily a bad thing because, as Iâve already stated, your physical fitness is extremely important. Letâs quickly look at those gym activities that I recommend to all my singers when theyâre keen to get fit and look their best.
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