Who doesn’t like to be tall and beautiful? Height plays a major role in enhancing a peoples personality. Without doubt that people are always desperate to increase height any possible way. Now-a-days many acupuncture treatments and medicines are available that claim for height gain. But, some of these are quite expensive or they might have some kind of side effects. Plus there is no 100% guarantee of the success.
So, the best possible way to increase height is naturally combining an exercising routine with proper diet. Exercising properly can help in toning and strengthening your muscles, releasing growth hormones that are responsible for gaining height. By proper diet you can keep these active and it can help you with rebuilding themselves. Here are a few tips on workout and exercises to increase height.
1Exercises To Gain Height
Though we all know that body height is generally determined by genetic factor. It can be influenced by an extent of physical factors like diet and exercise. Basically, growth stops after the onset of puberty, when these growth plates in the long bones of our body get fused. However, sometimes for some people growth still continues till the age of 22 – 25 and it becomes possible to add some extra few inches to their height through exercising.
These exercises must be adopted and practiced regularly for at least two to three times a week for best results. Sometimes even over exercising can cause injury and can also hamper the capacity of the body.
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Gravity plays an important part in increasing as well as decreasing your height by compressing your spines and joints, by squeezing and thin the cartilage by giving a shorter appearance. Hanging on a bar can sometimes combat this problem. Hanging sometimes can make the lower torso’s weight stretch the spine and decreases the pull on the vertebrae. This can result in increasing the height by one or two inches, but remember changes are not instant.
These horizontal bars must be placed at such a height that it can allow the body to extend with room to move. If your body is unable to extend then try to bend your knees slightly in order to hang freely. Ensure that, when you grasp the bar your palms are facing outward. While hanging try keeping your arms, shoulder and hips as relaxed as possible, so that the gravity can effectively pull the body further. For additional benefits you can try wearing ankle weights, after you start gaining some experience. Try this process for at least twenty seconds with a gap in between and try repeating for at least three times. This is considered one of the best choice among the height increasing exercises.
3Dry Land Swim
Dry land swims or the alternate kick generally focuses on your lower back. You can start by laying down flat on your stomach and body to be extended fully. Try placing your arms straight in front of you with your palms facing down towards the floor. Then try raising your left arm higher than your right arm. Keep your legs straight, and lifting your right leg as fer off from the ground as you can in the air. Try to remain in this position for a minimum of four seconds. Then try repeating this procedure with your other leg and other hand. You must aim to hold the position for twenty seconds. Adding wrist and ankle weights can help in toning your lower back muscles. Try increasing your resistance.
This move is a Taekwondo part. This is generally a defensive move but also helps in increasing height. To try this, stand on the ground with your feet slightly placed apart. Then try bailing up your energy, kick out without moving thighs.
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We all might have heard about rope skipping all our life and might have also done some of them when you were kids. Apart from the exercises given, rope skipping is also no less important than exercises when it comes to growth factor. Which are also closely related to height.
When it comes to increasing heights, nothing can benefit more than swimming. It is a simple, low-impact cardio and refreshing exercises that stretches almost all the body parts and also helps in increasing height. It is also one of the best cardio exercises to lose weight. Swimming for at least of five hours a every week can do wonder in increasing height. But if you don’t know swimming or new to this exercise, then it is best to learn swimming properly under the guidance of a qualified coach. Swimming can target the torso, muscles of the upper body and hips. You might feel some stress or strain at the beginning, but the sore feeling will go soon.
You can also opt for dry swimming that can be done in your room. Try lying on your stomach with your arms straight on the ground with your legs straight. Now try raising your left hand and leg diagonally from the body and try holding the position for about ten seconds. Now try repeating the same from your right hand and leg. After completing three to five repetition relax your body.
Working on jumping exercises is one of the best way to increase height in an effective way. During jumping the spine and calf muscles experience stretching due to its forceful lifting of the feet from the ground. Jumping also increases blood supply to the bones and bone density. It can also help in stimulating the growth hormones.
Some of the best jumping exercises are the jumping rope, spot jumps, squat jumps, vertical jumps and sports like basketball. These exercises can stretch out the cartilage of legs helping in improving the height.
Triangle pose is an effective exercise for increasing height that can stretch and strengthen the hamstring, hips, groin, spine and calves. It can also help in reducing anxiety, stress and back pain and also can improve digestion.
Stand straight and place your feet at least four feet apart. Try turning your right foot out 90 degrees and left foot for 15 degrees. Breath out and try bending your body to your right from your hips, try raising your left hand straight up in the air and touching your right hand to your right ankle. Try keeping both the arms straight in one line. Try being steady in one position for at least 30 seconds and try repeating the same on the other side. Repeat them on both sides, two times.
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Jumping can really stretch out the cartilage of the body, especially the legs. Repetition of vertical jumps or squat jumps can stretch out the cartilage so that the body becomes gradually taller. You can either do this as an individual exercise at home or you can try playing basketball in order to get plenty of vertical jumps into your workout routine.
10Forward Spine Stretch
This stretch is all about improving and increasing back and calves. Sit on the floor with legs stretched in front of you. Now try reaching forward and touching your toes by arching your back. By this you can stretch many muscles at the same time by touching your toe. Try holding the position for several seconds.