Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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It is a well know fact that taller people get more attention than vertically-challenged people. Being taller, does in fact make you appear more attractive as well as assertive. Though height usually depends on hereditary factors, there are very few people who know that stretches or stretching exercises really help to gain more height, so therefore you can grow taller through stretching exercises naturally.
Anyone who is determined to increase their height through stretches must aim on resistance-training stretches as part of their program. This type of training actually aids in the release of high amounts of human growth hormone (hgh) secretion. This hormone will help an individual grow taller by thickening the cartilage and increasing the density of bones.
To grow taller through stretching exercises naturally, you have to tretch 5-6 days per week, 1-2 times per day. After you reach a height you are comfortable with, you will not have to stretch as much as before, so there is some relief after awhile. Here you will learn several ways to grow taller through stretching exercises naturally, so lets get started!
• Super Cobra
• Cat Stretch
• Basic Leg Stretch
• The Bridge
• The Table
• The Yawn
• The Bow Down
• The Super Stretch
• Hands on the Head Bow Down
• Straight Leg Up
• Wall Stretch
• Touch Toes
• Two Straight Legs Up
• The Downhill
Lie on the floor face down with palms on the floor under your shoulders. Begin to arch your spine up leading with your chin. Arch as far back as possible. Each repetition should last between 5-30 seconds.
Start with your arms perpendicular to the floor, and the spine arched (the end position of the cobra). Now blend your hips and bring your body up into an inverted 'V' position. While you are doing that, tuck your chin against your chest. Return to the original position. Each repetition should last between 10-20 seconds..
Get on your hands and knees with your arms locked out. Inhale as you flex your spine down and bring your head up. Exhale as you bring your spine up into an arched position while bringing your head down. Each repetition should last between 3-8 seconds.
Basic Leg Stretch
While sitting down, spread your legs far apart. Reach for your toes. Try to keep your knees as straight as possible. Now move into reaching for the toes on the other leg. Be sure to keep your spine straight and move from your hips. Do not arch the upper spine. This stretch works both your spine and legs. Each repetition should last between 6-15 seconds.
Lying down with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor as close to your butt as possible, grab your ankles and hold onto them while you rise your hips up and arch your spine, lifting your abs towards the ceiling.
Lift your abs as high as possible. Go back down. If you can't hold onto your ankles, keep your arms to the side and use them to push yourself up. Each repetition should last between 3-10 seconds. This stretch may be hard to do at first, but be persistent even if you can't do it completely right at first.
Sit down on the floor with your legs straight. With your torso straight, place the palms of your hands on the floor next to your butt. Then tuck your chin against your chest. Now bring your head back as far as it will go.
While doing that, raise your body so that your knees bend while the arms stay straight. The torso and upper legs will be straight and horizontal to the floor. Your arms and lower legs will be perpendicular to the floor. You will be the shape of a table. This is another hard stretch for some. If you can't do it right away, just do the best you can, eventually you will be able to do it with ease. Each repetition should last between 8-20 seconds.
Standing up with hands held together behind your neck, bend your head upwards and back as far as possible. Each repetition should last 5-15 seconds.
The Bow Down
Stand with your hands on your hips. Keep your hands on your hips and bend forward as far as possible, leading with your head. Don't bend your knees and keep your chin off your chest. Each repetition should last between 4-8 seconds.
The Super Stretch
Standing up, reach your hands up as high as you can as you lean slightly back. Feel the stretch in your lower spine. The super stretch can be done standing up or lying down. Each repetition should last between 4-7 seconds..
Hands on the Head Bow Down
Standing with your hands together behind your neck, bend forward as far as possible. Lead with your head. Bring your chin into your chest. Don't bend your knees. Each repetition should last between 4-8 seconds.
Straight Leg Up
Lying on your stomach with your hands behind your neck, raise one of your legs as high as possible. Now repeat with the other leg. Keep your legs straight. Each repetition should last between 3-5 seconds.
Standing up against a wall, reach your hands up as high as possible while getting onto your tip toes. Keep your spine flat against the wall as much as possible. Each repetition should last between 4-6 seconds. This stretch is harder than it looks because your spine is flat against the wall.
Standing with your hands high above your head, bend over and touch your toes. Keep your legs as straight as possible. You can bend your knees a little if need to. Each repetition should last between 2-3 seconds.
Two Straight Legs Up
Lying face down with your palms down and on the sides, raise both your legs up together as high as possible. Keep your feet together. Each repetition should last 3 seconds.
Standing with your hands together and arms behind you, bend down at the waist as far as possible and slowly swing your arms as high as possible behind you. Each repetition should last between 4-6 seconds.
There is nothing complicated to hanging. You simply hang from a bar. This helps to lengthen and straighten your spine. It is recommended that you hang for at least 30 minutes a week. If you want your back and shoulders to get wider and have V-Taper, use wider grip. A wider grip is harder though.