By doing the best height increasing exercises regularly, you’ll have higher chances at growing taller naturally over time. Will you go from 5 foot 5 to 6 feet tall — no, sorry. But, you can add 2 to 3 inches to your height if you start using the right exercises NOW. Try these specific exercises to help you get taller without the need for surgeries or phony natural height increase supplements.
• Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups
These are great exercises to decompress your spine. To do pull ups and chin-ups, you should have an overhead bar.
For chin-ups, clutch the bar with your knuckles faced away from you. Pull up your body slowly until your chin nearly touches the bar and lower yourself carefully back down. Repeat the process several times — as many as you can in fact.
Pull-ups are done in a similar procedure but using the opposite grip, which means your knuckles should face toward you. When you lift yourself up, your head should move towards the bar until the hind of your neck reaches the bar. Lower yourself down slowly and repeat.
One of the reasons that people tend to appear shorter than their natural height is due to the pull of gravity. The best counteractive measure is stretching the spine and you can do it by hanging on a horizontal bar. It’s one of the best and easiest height increasing exercises recommended, as anyone can do it.
Just hang from a horizontal bar while keeping your hands closely together, with your palms facing frontwards and your shoulders, arms and hips relaxed. Stay in this position for at least 20 seconds. Rest for a moment and then repeat the exercise 5 to 7 times. As you progress, you can raise the difficulty level by adding ankle weights or a weight vest.
• Dry Swimming
Extend your body completely while lying flat on your stomach. Your arms should be outstretched in the forward position and your palms should face the floor. Raise your left arm off the ground as you lift your right leg. Be sure to keep your legs straight. At first try, stay in this position for four seconds before you repeat with the opposite leg and arm. In the next days, work your way up to 20 seconds and longer. You may opt to add ankle and wrist weights for enhancing stamina and tone your lower back muscles. Does it look a little silly? Sure, but who says you have to do it in front of a live audience? Do it when no one is around!
These are some of the best exercises for increasing your height naturally and cheaply. They won’t transform you from “oompa-loompa” to “jolly green giant” — but they will maximize your height potential, guaranteed!