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Exercises To Increase Height

A perfect height is very important for a smart look. Who don't wish to look smart, everyone do, but due to certain reasons proper nourishment to the body is not achieved, resulting in the stoppage of height growth or less than usual growth. Generally it is seen that growth stops after the onset of puberty. However, growth still continues for some people even at the age of 22-25 and so, it is possible to add a few inches to your height even after this stage by resorting to exercise to increase height. Below are some relevant Height Enhancing exercises, proper practice of this exercises can surely help you to increase height.

Best Exercises to Increase Height

Bar Hanging

Bar Hanging

Bar Hanging is one of the simple an most effective exercises for increasing height. Hanging makes the lower torso’s weight stretch the spine and decreases the pull on the vertebras.

Hold to a bar, that is high enough to hold your whole body, and hang. If your body cannot fully extend, then bend your knees slightly in order to hang freely and keep your arms, shoulders and hips as relaxed as possible, so that the gravity effectively pulls the body further. Stay in the same position for at least 20 seconds, take rest and repeat 3 times for better result.

Skipping

Skipping

Jumping increases blood supply as well as exerts additional pressure on the long bones of the body to grow in length and mass, resulting in increase in height.

Take a sports skipping rope, keeps both feet slightly apart and jumps at the same time over the rope. Continue the process for several times. Stop, take rest and repeat the process for minimum of 3 reps.

Cobra Stretch

Cobra Stretch

Cobra stretch is usually intended to stretch your spine, which is beneficial for the growth of cartilage between the vertebrae, resulting in the increase in your vertical height.

Just lie on the floor with your face down and palms on the floor under your shoulders. Keeping your upper body still, lift your upper body and try to stretch as much as possible. Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat for 3 reps.

Standing Vertical Stretch

This exercise is quiet tough to perform, but has enough benefits. To perform this exercise, stand vertically on your toes and lift your body with your arm facing up. Stretch your body as high as possible for atleast 30 to 60 seconds and repeat the process for 3 reps.

Hopping with One Leg

Hopping with One Leg

Hopping is a very simple exercise, highly effective for increase in height. Hop on your left leg eight times with your hands pointing towards the sky and then hop on your right leg in the same way. This exercise is very beneficial for brain development, strengthening of legs and generation of growth hormones.

Cat Stretch

Cat Stretch

Just put your palm and toes on the floor and become a mountain shape. Then, slowly glide down getting the chest towards the ground and become serpentine, thereby getting into bhujangasan. Your spine at this position is arched; bum is low, shoulders high and elbows straight, pelvic bone touches the floor. Then simply reverse the position and glide out. Now, push yourself out and become a mountain again and repeat the exercise for at least 3 reps.

Forward Bend

Forward Bend

Forward bend is one of the most widely followed exercise to increase height. Just stand straight with your legs wide apart. Extend your hands up straight, bend down forward and touch the floor with your hands, without bending your knees. Then return back to the original position and repeat the exercise according to your suitability.

Alternate Leg Kick

Alternate Leg Kick

Alternate leg kick is very similar to swimming except for the fact that it is not done in a pool. This exercise mainly focuses on your lower back, strengthens it and makes it firm so that you stand tall.

Just lie down on your stomach on a flat and firm surface and stretch your body to the maximum extent. Resting your chin on the floor, stretch your arms out in front of your face with your palms facing downwards. Now raise your right arm a few inches from the floor and lift your left leg off the floor simultaneously without bending your knees, as far up as you can. Maintain this position for a few seconds and then come to the starting position and repeat the exercise for 4-5 reps.

Forward Spine Stretch

Forward Spine Stretch

Sit up straight on a mat with your feet in front. Your legs should be extended about shoulder width apart and your feet should be flexed. Inhale and extend your arms out in front of you. While doing so, bend forward and try to touch the tips of your toes.

Swimming

Swimming

Being a full body exercise, swimming is the most intense form of exercise done in water. It enables you to use your legs, body and arms to the fullest and thus, develops muscle strength. Breast stroke is the best swimming style to increase your height.


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