It is mind-blowing to know that professional musicians spend approximately 1-8 hours every day in the studios, either writing or recording their music. Thus, makes it imperative for them to have an exercise plan that would keep them away from life-threatening conditions such as heart failure, hypertension as well as many others. A sedentary lifestyle has shown to lead to obesity, a state that predisposes you to many health conditions.
It is a common thing for the musicians, therefore, to forget their need for fitness and lose their focus on developing musical skills and music production. As a musician, you need both physical and vocal training and that they should go hand in hand. Daily artistic practice is essential as it brings about repetition and therefore enables you to remember.
Why do you need to exercise?
• The ability to move safely and maintain different posture both in ordinary life and on stage requires a high degree of fitness, which is achieved through exercise. It also goes a long way to promote steadiness.
• An active range of motion of joints and, thus, of all the body parts is achieved by frequent exercising. Exercise also enables your bones to build a capacity to be able to make the recommended motion.
• You would not help but note the importance of a healthy heart in music. Proper cardiovascular function promotes endurance, especially in live music presentation or the recording. A healthy heart t achieved through exercise is paramount for a musician.
• Exercise also helps one get a hold of continuous muscle growth both in strength and endurance in physical performance.
• The quickness and dexterity of movements, which is essential in the music field, also comes with hours of physical training. Steadiness in making these motions is as well enhanced by physical exercise.
Errors musicians frequently make:
• One or more musicians find themselves choosing exercises that negatively affect their music careers. A good example would be a musician wanting to cycle for several hours a week; this would, in one way or another, affect their ability to play musical instruments such as the saxophone.
• A musician must identify an exercise regime that is more holistic to one that only focuses on one area of the body. For example, it would be more practical to perform a little weight lifting, treadmill, and a couple of others other than just weight lifting.
• Many musicians pop into exercising before getting quality help or advice from a qualified medical practitioner. To avoid getting into more complex health problems, it is crucial to get a go-ahead from a medical practitioner.
• Consistency is also a missing factor in musicians due to their ever-tight schedules, either performing in another state or attending an evening corporate function. Exercise also requires that you don’t skip more than two days.
What are the best exercises for a musician?
- Stretching the wrist and finger joints
- Flexing and extending the elbow
- Riding a bike
- Skipping on a rope, among many others.
How can you make more time for exercise?
You may consider jogging to the studio and back, a weight lifting session in the non-busy evenings. It is also advisable to keep well hydrated in between the exercise sessions. A proper diet also goes a long way in enhancing good body growth and response to exercise.