The THROGA Guidelines are designed to help vocalists (singers and non-singers) safely develop and balance their instrument for maximum results when practicing in the Vocal Gym. All to often, vocalists unintentionally modify an exercise in order to sound as good as possible, as fast as possible, when warming up or training. Unfortunately, this ‘quick-fix’ approach can lead to sacrificing good form and tends to reinforce negative behaviors when singing. This is no different than a runner rushing through their leg-stretches, ignoring signs of tension or discomfort, and still expecting to perform at their best. Not only does this cause inconsistent results in their performance, but the athlete also risks the possibility of injury.
Following the THROGA Guidelines below will help you build awareness and isolate the corresponding muscle groups of any given exercise for a safe and efficient training experience! After all, the more effective an exercise is, the sooner you will be able to truly benefit from it.