The way to warm up your throat easily.

How much time do you usually take to warm-up your throat before singing?
(1)5 minutes
(2)30 minutes
(3)Up to or more than 1 hour

The voice is made by using muscles, including the vocal cord, and is considerably similar to sports.
If you compare vocalization with sports, you may be able to figure out which one is best out of the above choices.
(1) 5 minutes might be too short according to how much time there is in a day.
Soon after waking up, you definitely need more time to warm up. This is because the muscles cannot move smooth immediately after resting.
If you do a warm-up in the afternoon or early evening, it may be fine for only 5 minutes. This is only because the muscles of the larynx have already become flexible and mobile.
(2)The correct answer is a 15 to 30 minute warm-up.
This is the same methodology with sports. Most athletes do not do hard training before a game.
(3)People who do a warm-up for around or more than 1 hour, may do so because they excessively use the muscles more often than an average person. Such use will cause really hard muscles around the larynx. Good quality vocalization relies on muscle movement. If the muscles are too hard, it will take more time to warm-up and feel that those muscles are moving smooth and easily.
To be honest, if you do a warm-up for more than one hour the throat will become tired.
If you run more than one hour before a baseball or tennis game, you will surely be tired during the game.
Therefore, I would like you to take less than one hour to warm-up your voice.
When exercising, the blood vessels in your muscles dilate and blood flow is increased. The body has an interesting way of making those vessels expand. ATP is an abbreviation for Adenosine Triphosphate. It is a molecule that is present in every cell, which stores all the energy that comes from foods. ATP gets used up in working muscles, the muscle produces several metabolic byproducts. These byproducts leave the muscle cells and cause the capillaries (small, thin-walled blood vessels) within the muscles to expand or dilate. This increased blood flow delivers more oxygenated blood to the working muscles. Another interesting fact regarding blood vessels and muscles constricting and dilating when exercising, is that the body performs a diversion process. Blood flow from nonessential organs (e.g., the stomach, intestine, and kidney) is temporarily diverted to the working muscles. This action helps increase the delivery of oxygenated blood to the working muscles even further!
In conclusion, I will mention how to properly do a warm-up before singing.
This is the way I recommend you to warm up your throat, gradually comfortable and easily.
Begin by stretching for 5 minutes, focusing on the following areas:
I.Turn you head to the right and left
II:Stretch the trapezius muscle
III:Move the thoracic diaphragm forward
IV:Stretch the stylopharyngeus muscle
V:Stretch the pharyngeal constrictors
VI:Dilate between the thyrohyoid bones
VII:Perform rotary movements between the tongue and the hyoid bone
VIII:Slide and dilate the chin
IX:Open and slowly stretch the oral cavity
X:Stretch the lips (i.e., air rinsing)

After these above steps, start vocalizing for 10 minutes.
Note:If possible, I would like you to learn alternative singing techniques and be advised by a vocal coach who has plenty of experience and skills. This is because vocalization techniques do vary, and depend on the time and effort invested. When it comes to singing, there is a lot of individual variations surrounding the individual’s skills and size of the muscles in the throat. Please be careful not to overexert yourself, by using discretion. Also, be mindful that your warm-up should possess the same movements as with natural vocalization when training, because the purpose of these exercises is to get your voice in the easiest most comfortable way in its best condition.

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