Who can do muscle training of the throat?

Some Singers have asked me, ”If I had a previous throat condition for example, LDP or Hypertonic Phonation, would it reoccur if I did muscle training of the throat?” .
I ensure you that LDP or Hypertonic Phonation would not reoccur if you have had those issues or similar issues in the past, and would now like to start training your throat and vocal muscles. In fact, it would benefit you to keep a better condition of your throat, because training would improve your muscle’s ability to make accurate movements and build/keep overall strength.”
You need power and strength, more than most necessarily need, if you try to let out your voice with the LDP or Hypertonic Phonation. Once a person has overcome such vocal conditions, keeping your throat muscles strong with a few exercises should be a weekly or even daily routine.

Keep in mind that having some flexibility of the muscles relating to vocalization is very important before doing any muscle training. Training stiff or severely weakened muscles has many risks and should only be done at at slow approach, gradually and gently.
The voice improves by having flexible muscles!

If you have enough muscles from doing suitable training after acquiring flexibility relating to vocalization, you can let out your voice easily as much as you want.

Our voice care salon has a muscle training of the throat program with many options of different exercises to assist vocal coaches and both professional or non-professional/aspiring singers to create routines. Recently I shared one from our program on this blog. > Cick the following hyperlink to view that exercise, LSE(larynx Slide Exercise)the 

Note: The training of the cricothyroid muscle does depend on the condition of your larynx. Be gentle and especially careful not to damage your muscles, if you train without a vocal professional assisting or guiding you, please follow the training methods accurately.

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LSE (Larynx Slide Exercise)

LSE stands for: Larynx Slide Exercise.
This exercise slides your larynx by way of using your fingers to activate muscles relating to vocalization, specifically moving the larynx into the right position. (See photos below)

Start the exercise by slowly sliding your larynx in all 4 directions: left, right, up and then down.
At first, slide your larynx 5 times for each direction.
Next time move up to 5 times x 2 reps if you have gotten used to it.
Finally when you are comfortable with the exercise, aim to do 10 times x 2 or 3 reps.
You will increase the strength you use to slide, little by little.
With the above training, you can exercise the muscles relating to vocalization. As a result, you can improve your pitch, have a more durable throat, and be able to sing for a longer time.

 

Note1:You should generally already have soft and flexible muscles of the throat such as less than 20 tone if you want to take LSE training. If you do LSE training with stiff muscles, soft tissues within the muscles, the fascia or the ligaments might be damaged.
In fact, many people visit me at my voice care clinic who have damaged their muscles, after doing similar exercises starting off with stiff muscles.
You need knowledge to know which muscle you aim to train and experience to control how much strength you have to slide the larynx.

Note2:No one feels well or confident doing LSE exercises in the beginning. This is because the muscles relating to vocalization are voluntary muscles. For many people it is really difficult to gain the confidence to control them by yourself, due to the fact that you can not always sense which muscle is moving and/or if it’s moving in the correct direction. However, if you keep doing LSE training exercises, you will become able to master it gradually with great rewards for your voice and singing.