In this study / article,
It talks about 3 Main types of Exercises which are thought to improve one's singing ability.
- Aerobic exercise,
- Muscular conditioning and
- Neuro-muscular coordination exercises
A quote from the article states:
"You (your voice) is your instrument."This statement is undoubtedly true as it doesn't work like any other musical instruments, such as: Piano, Violin, Flute, or percussions.
Another quote that is also true in the article is
"Whatever improves the instrument(s) helps the voice."Now, let's go back to the types of exercises:
1. AEROBIC EXERCISE
As singing involves breathing using the abdomen, it can be considered as an athletic activity.
You probably have heard of Aerobic and Anaerobic exercises in your high school / secondary school Biology class. This is the Aerobic (meaning: with oxygen) exercise we are talking about here which stimulates heart and breathing rate.
The exercises in this group includes walking, jogging, swimming and aerobic exercises (such as Starjumping), dancing and hiking.
The use of Cardio Machines in Gyms
Many may have heard that cardio machines will help one's fitness level tremendously. While those machines may be used, but you can successfully do aerobic exercise without them as well.