There are many grow taller exercises that should be taken note of and you should decide for yourself which of them best fit into your lifestyle as well as your abilities. But for all of the grow taller exercises there are, swimming is – by far – the most optimal.
Other than being in incredible shape, do you notice anything else about Michael Phelps that deserves particular note? Look at his torso, beginning at the bottom of his pectoral muscles and extending down to the top of his hips.
He has a long, lean torso – a look that most guys (and gals!) would come close to killing for. And obviously, his primary source of exercise is swimming.
Why do you think that is?
When you’re in the water, gravity has almost no pull on your spine. Added to that, the strenuous exercise of swimming places a much more active role on your spine than that of sleeping. When you’re sleeping, naturally, your spine is at rest. When you are swimming, your body is twisting and turning in the water, side to side. This active motion helps strengthen the cartilage between your vertebrae, which is a much more active form of spine lengthening.
The important thing to remember is that you have to swim actively in order to get taller. If you’re just standing around in a pool, you’re not going to get any of the positive effects at all. Simply put, swimming is one of the best ways to train your body how to get taller fast and grow taller naturally.
Added to the spine-lengthening effects of swimming is the simple fact that it is the single best aerobic exercise that there is. Swimming places almost no trauma on any body part because of its low-impact nature. This is a stark contrast to running or even walking for cardiovascular exercise. Additionally, swimming effectively utilizes almost every muscle AND support muscle in the body so it is a true “total body workout.”
Warning: Please consult your physician before beginning this stretching regimen or any exercise program, particularly if you are susceptible to fatigue and/or injury or have a pre-existing heart condition.
The most ideal form of swimming is the breast stroke. This is because, by its very nature, its the most ideal form of spine-lengthening for height increase that there is. In the breast stroke, your arms are stretched out one way while your legs are kicking the other way. This is all going on at the same time and effectively “stretches” you out in the most optimal way.
If you have access to a pool in which you can do laps and you are already a proficient swimmer, then hop in and get to it! If you don’t know how to swim or simply don’t have access to a pool, then start researching your yellow pages and look up some community pools or fitness centers that have pools. If you can’t swim, then this is a great time to get some lessons and learn how!
I won’t prescribe a set number of laps or time to spend in the pool because every reader of the Grow Taller Blog is going to differ greatly in their swimming ability. However, I will tell you that I, personally, swim 500 meters 2 to 3 times per week and I know that this routine has helped me tremendously.