After you’ve spent a week or so using the stretching exercises outlined in “Get Taller Using Stretching Exercises” you’re going to continue that exact stretching schedule afterwards, only you’re going to be adding some advanced stretches to the routine. Like the foundational exercises outlined in that previous post, the following exercises train your body how to be taller through a natural, healthy methodology of stretches.
As was said before, stretching exercises are the foundation for learning how to be taller so they should not be rushed through.
Note: These stretching exercises to increase height are to be utilized at the very beginning of your journey to grow taller. You should perform each exercise in the group together in a set twice per day. The first set should be done first thing in the morning, within 30 minutes of rising from bed and the next should be done in the evening, within 30 minutes of laying down to sleep.
Lie flat on your back on a carpeted floor, an exercise mat, or on a bed. Place both hands on the back of your hips. Supporting yourself with your hands, lift your legs and the lower part of your torso into the air. Your weight should be resting on your elbows as well as your upper back. When your feet are straight up in the air, simulate riding a bicycle with your legs performing a peddling motion. Perform this exercise three times, for 60 seconds each time.
Neck Stretching #1
Sit up into a sitting position. Lower your head so that your chin is resting on your chest, or as close as you can safely go. Slowly and safely rotate your head to the right, backward, to the left, and back down in a smooth motion. Now perform the motion in the opposite direction. Perform this exercise 10 times both ways.
Neck Stretching #2
Still sitting straight up, bend your head down to the left so that it appears you wish to touch your ear to your shoulder. Hold for around 6 seconds and return your head straight up. Now bend your head down to the right the same way. Again, hold for 6 seconds and return your head to normal. Repeat this motion for both sides 10 times.
*Note – Advanced Twists should replace the Standard Twists outlined in the last post.
Stand with your feet at shoulder width. Look upwards toward the ceiling as far as you can while maintaining looseness in your neck muscles. It’s very important not to strain your neck in any way.
Extend your arms out to each side and keep them at shoulder level. Twist your upper body at the waist to the left while maintaining stability. Stop when your body resists going further and twist back to the right. Each twist should last around three seconds. Perform 20 repetitions.
Now is the time to begin acclimating your body to cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, or bicycling. Cardiovascular exercise is immensely important for proper heart, lung, and circulatory function. It also helps to keep us lean and fit.
If you aren’t already doing so, begin a cardiovascular routine that consists of at least three 30 minute intervals. It’s crucial that you begin cardiovascular fitness right now because it’s going to play a large role in the more advanced sections of training your body how to be taller in the weeks to come.