What stretching exercises are good for increasing height?

By | November 29, 2013

There are three basic stretching exercises that aid in increasing height as well as strengthening and lengthen your body. This article will discuss these three, that are no doubt effective and is worthy to be included in your exercise program.


Gravity tends to pull your body down which is the reason why it has become one of the greatest obstacles on height growth. So much time has been spent standing and all day long, gravity compresses your spine and joints. Due to this, your cartilages are being squeezed and thinned making you shorter. But there is a way to counter this issue through hanging exercise because it uses the weight of your lower torso to stretch your spine and reducing the tension between your vertebrae as well.

When doing this exercise, keep your arms and shoulders as relaxed as possible. This helps gravity to pull on your body easily and even further. It would be best to do this for about 20 seconds and repeat the process whenever you can again.

Dry Land Swim

This exercise, which is also known as Alternate Leg Kick, focuses mainly on you lower back. You can start with laying down flat on your stomach with your body fully extended. Then put your arms straight out in front of you with your palms toward the floor. Right after that, raise your left arm higher than your right arm keeping your legs straight. Then lift your leg off the ground as far as you can.

Pelvic Shift

Pelvic Shift has become the most favourite exercise of any fitness instructor. It is rather simple but you will easily feel the stretching that occurs up and down your spine and hips. Start with this exercise by lying on your back as your shoulders and arms placed firmly on the floor. Then, bend your knees and pull your feet as close to your buttock as you can. After that, arch your back for your pelvis to thrusts upward.

Stay in this position a minimum of 20 seconds and also try to hold for 30 seconds. You will feel more stretching as you repeat this exercise.

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