Let’s meet two muscles which need some love: Gastrocnemius and Soleus, otherwise known as your calf muscles.
When we are stationary for long periods, our calves can become tight and short. This can lead to aches and pains in other parts of the body further up and down the kinetic chain.
Ankles can lose mobility, knees can hurt due to tight calf muscles pulling down on them in the back, and Plantar Fasciitis can develop from tightness pulling up on the bottoms of the feet.
While you’re doing your lip trills and vocal warm-ups, try using the threshold of your booth, or another step, to stretch your calves.
Make sure to hold the stretch for 30 seconds to give the muscle time to release and lengthen, then repeat two more times.