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- Jan 24 2018
Exercises to Increase Height
The vertical body height is determined by genetic factors and to some extent, it can even be influenced by physical factors like diet and exercise. Mostly growth stops after the onset of puberty when the growth plates in the long bones in our body get fused. There are some exercises which may help to increase height.
Hanging makes the lower torso’s weight stretch the spine and decreases the pull on the vertebras. This results in increasing the height by 1 to 2 inches, but not instantly. A horizontal bar should be placed t such a height that it allows the body to extend with room to move.
Dry Land Swim
It is also known as the alternate kick and it focuses on your lower back. Start off by laying down flat on stomach and your body should be fully extended. Place your arms straight in front of you with your palms facing down towards the floor. Then raise your left arm higher than your right arm.
Keep your legs straight and lift your right leg as far off the ground as you can into the air. Remain in that position for at least 4 seconds and then repeat the procedure with other leg and another hand.
It stretches your spine and it is beneficial for the growth of the cartilage between your vertebrae, causing an increase in vertical height. Lie on the floor with face down and palms on the floor under your shoulders. Arch your spine up leading your chin also to form an elevated angle. Arch back as far as possible. At least 3-4 reps should be done with each repetition lasting between 5 to 30 seconds.
Super Cobra Stretch
Start by keeping your arms perpendicular to the floor and the spine arched. Now bending your hips, bring your body up to form an inverted V position.
Pilates Roll Over
It helps in stretching spine and provides added strength to your upper body. It also stretches and lengthens the vertebrae of your neck. Lie on your back with your arms along your sides and palm facing down. Keeping your legs together, extend them straight up towards the ceiling and bend them backward making them to touch the floor.
It is also known as Indian Dandwat, it stretches your hamstrings while putting stress on your stomach. It is beneficial for blood circulation. Place your hands and knees on the floor with your arms locked out. Inhale while flexing your spine down and exhale while bringing your spine up into an arched position and your head down.
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